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Carlo Ratti

Director, SENSEable City Lab

An architect and engineer by training, **Carlo Ratti** practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. Ratti graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has co-authored over 200 publications and holds several patents. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, GAFTA in San Francisco and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ratti's Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo was hailed by \_Time\_ as one of the Best Inventions of the Year. He has been included in \_Esquire's\_ Best and Brightest list, in \_Blueprint's\_ 25 People who will Change the World of Design and in \_Forbes'\_ People you need to know in 2011. Ratti was a presenter at TED 2011 and is serving as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Urban Management.