Thank you for considering my application.
I am Javier Argota, an architect, urbanist, and technologist. Since I graduated with Honors from the School of Architecture of Madrid with the project HCC, I have been working as a freelance designer and as a researcher developing projects on the topics I have been working since I entered school: at the intersection of architecture and urbanism with new technologies. State-of-the-art technologies are able to re-focus design on social and human challenges, and to provide to practitioners expanded capabilities for their decision making and to amaze and improve users’ life quality. I came to Pittsburgh as Fulbright Scholar precisely for reinforcing my skills on a plethora of cutting-edge computational techniques on AI, machine learning, algorithmic thinking or computer vision, while keeping the critical eye. Now, the challenge is designing with both disciplines on the mind, and that is what I am doing now on my thesis on data collection using computer vision and machine learning techniques for informing urban decision and policy making, and more importantly, for making for transparent for people the way we interact with out environment. Let’s talk about data and new projects.