Carlos Toxtli 





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Phone: +16505644482


As a lifelong learner and accomplished software engineer, I have held a range of positions from co-founder to Chief Technology Officer. While seeking to tackle the greatest challenges in computer science, I am pursuing my Doctorate at West Virginia University to shape the future of the field. I am looking for the next exciting opportunities.

My main areas of interest are Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Bots, Automation, Blockchain, Data Science, Web, Crowdsourcing, Sharing Economy, Cognitive Computing, Quantum Computing, Computer Vision, Mobile, Management, Online Education, E-commerce, UX,  Business Models, and Emerging Technologies.



Professional Experience






Academic and Professional Projects


Latest news


West Virginia University (WVU)

2016 - present   Research Visiting  Scholar and Ph.D. Student

International University Center (CUIN)

2015                 Professor

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)

2013 - 2014         Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship

IEDE Business School, European University of Madrid

2012 - 2013       Master of Business Administration

University of the Valley of Mexico (UVM)

2009 - 2012       BS in Computer Systems Management

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

2003 - 2009       BS in Computer Engineering

Professional Experience

 West Virginia University

2016 - present Research Visiting Scholar & Graduate Research Assistant


2017 - present  GitHub Campus Expert

 Microsoft Research + AI

2017  Research Intern


2015  Technical Solutions Specialist


2014 - 2015  Technical Program Manager

 United Nations

2011 - 2013  Webmaster 


2017   Chief Technology Officer

 YBot Studio 

2016   Chief Technology Officer


2015  Chief Technology Officer


2013 - 2014 Co-Founder Chief Information Officer

 Aztek Technologies

2006 - 2011  Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Among the largest projects was a welfare system that was developed for the government and  ran on  over 10K mobile devices and benefitted close to 23 million people.

 Real Estate Group

2005  Chief Technology Officer

Managed the network, developed the website, and started the datacenter from scratch and the uptime was 99%.

 Anahuac University

2002 - 2005  System Administrator 

Interconnected 300 institutions and integrated the systems between them.

 Tutor for Computer Science and Engineering

2000 - 2011       Worked for 11 years as a CS teacher covering over 15 different topics with

over 30 particular clients and over 200 students.




Understanding Chatbot-mediated Task Management

Carlos Toxtli, Justin Cranshaw, Andres Monroy-Hernandez

CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, paper 2018, Canada

Enabling Expert Critique with Chatbots and Micro Guidance

Carlos Toxtli, Joel Chan, Walter Lasecki, Saiph Savage

CI, ACM Collective Intelligence Conference Series , 2018, Switzerland

ExperTwin: An Alter Ego in Cyberspace forKnowledge Workers

C. Toxtli, M. Maurier, C. Flores-Saviaga, S. Singh, T. Bankole, M. Cantley, A. Entrekin, A. Ribot, S. Reddy, R. Reddy

IEEE Smart Data 2018, Halifax, Canada

Micro-Apprenticing: Guiding Volunteers with Online Expert Strangers,

Carlos Toxtli,  Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Joel Chan, Walter S. Lasecki, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Saiph Savage,
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2017.

LuzDeploy: A Collective Action System for Installing Navigation Infrastructure for Blind People

Cole Gleason, Dragan Ahmetovic, Carlos Toxtli, Saiph Savage, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Chieko Asakawa
W4A (Web For All), paper 2017, Australia

Botsourcer: Crowdsourcing Volunteers for a Political Cause using Online Bots

Carlos Toxtli, Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Saiph Savage.
ICA (International Communication Association), paper 2016, Japan.

BotViz: Data Visualizations for Collaborations With Bots and Volunteers
Carlos Toxtli, Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Flor Aguilar, Alejandra Monroy, William Dai, Juan Pablo Flores, Nedda Amini, Jeerel Herrejon, Shloka Desai, Norma Elva Chavez, Saiph Savage
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work,
posters 2016.

Visualizing Targeted Online Audiences.

Saiph Savage, Angus Forbes, Carlos Toxtli, Grant McKenzie, Shloka Desai, Tobias Hollerer.

COOP: Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems 2014: Springer. France.

Daemo: A Self- Governed Crowd Marketplace
Stanford Crowd Research Collective, Saiph Savage, Carlos Toxtli, Michael Bernstein.
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, posters 2015.

A Social Crowd-Controlled Orchestra
Saiph Savage, Norma Elva Chavez, Carlos Toxtli, Salvador Medina, David Alvarez, Tobias Hollerer.
CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, posters,  2013.

Nintendo Wiimote for Arm and Wrist Therapy in Stroke Survivors with Upper Extremity Hemipariesis

Ron S. Leder, Gil Azcarate, Rodrigo Savage, Saiph Savage, L. Enrique Sucar, David Reinkensmeyer, Carlos Toxtli, Emilio Roth, Ariel Molina. IEEE Virtual Rehabilitation 2008. Canada.

CiuData:  Designing Smart Cities for Conversations between Governments and Citizens

Carlos Toxtli, Saiph Savage

Campus Party, Zapopan, Mexico, Technical report

Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action using Online Bots

Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Carlos Toxtli, Saiph Savage,
UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2016.

Learnteer: Guided Volunteering for Quality Workand Professional Development
Carlos Toxtli, Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Andres Monroy, Walter Lasecki, Saiph Savage.
UIST: ACM  Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2016.

Social Media, Civic Engagement, and the Slacktivism Hypothesis: Lessons From Mexico’s “El Bronco”
Philip N. Howard, Saiph Savage, Claudia Flores Saviaga, Carlos Toxtli, Andres Monroy-Hemandez
Journal of International Affairs, Columbia, SIPA


2018        CHI 2018, “Understanding Chatbot-Mediated Task Management”, Montreal, Canada

HCOMP 2018, “Bots for Crowds”, Zurich, Switzerland

            RightsCon 2018, “Understanding Political Manipulation and Botnets”, Toronto, Canada

            SmartData 2018, “ExperTwin: An Alter Ego in Cyberspace forKnowledge Workers”, Halifax, Canada

            Collective Intelligence 2018, “Enabling Expert Critique with Chatbots and Micro Guidance”, Zurich, Switzerland

            UTR, “Education 3.0. Megatrends”, Aguascalientes, Mexico

        BT7, “Artificial Intelligence From Zero To Hero”, Lima, Peru

2017        Campus Party, “Jobs that are already being replaced by bots and the future of Robotic Process Automation”, Guadalajara,Jalisco

Epicentro, “The future of employment in Latin America”, Guadalajara,Jalisco

Wayra, “Technological strategies of accelerated growth for startups”, Mexico City, Mexico

Bots LATAM, “Chatbots + RPA (Robotic Process Automation)”, Mexico City, Mexico

CertificaTIC, “Robotic Process Automation (RPA)”, Virtual Conference

DeKids, “What programming has brought to my life”, Mexico City, Mexico

2016        Colombia 4.0, “The future of programming, predictions to 10 years”, Bogota, Colombia

             Campus Party, “The future of programming, predictions to 10 years”, Guadalajara, Mexico

             Connect, “The future of programming, predictions to 10 years”, Monterrey, Mexico

             ITHH, “The future of programming, predictions to 10 years”, Hidalgo, Mexico

             CiComp, “The future of programming, predictions to 10 years”, Baja California, Mexico

             SiSel10, “The future of programming, predictions to 10 years”, Sonora, Mexico

             Clickfest, “Sentimental computing”, Guanajuato, Mexico

             The Data Pub, “Social Media, Civic Engagement, and the Slacktivism Hypothesis”, Mexico City

2015        More than 50 talks delivered this year among which are the following:

             TEDx, “Undertaking by knowing your brain”, Mexico, Monterrey            

             SxSWedu, “SSO overview”, USA, Texas

        BigData Day, “Introduction to Data Science”, Mexico, DF

UNAM, “Google’s educational tools”, Mexico, DF

Hittco, “I do not start to see if it works, because it will work I start”, Mexico, Yucatan

UPQ, “Human 2.0 - The future of human augmentation”, Mexico, Queretaro

ITESM, “NeuroPsicoEntrepreneurship”, Mexico, Tamaulipas

ITT, “Growth Hacking”, Mexico, E.M.

ITSCH, “Quantum Programming”, Mexico, Michoacan

IPN, “Google for Students”, Mexico, DF

Startup Chiapas, “Entrepreneurship with innovation”, Mexico, Chiapas

UVQ, “NeuroPsicoEntrepreneurship”, Mexico, Michoacan

Startup Chiapas, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, Mexico, Chiapas

ITSON, “Digital Strategies”, Mexico, Sonora

DeKids, “The importance of knowing how to program”, Mexico, E.M.

UTHH, “Ok, I’m studing CS, and then?”, Mexico, Hidalgo

Dev.f, “I’m learning how to program, and then?”, Mexico, DF

Chilango Django, “Google Cloud Platform and Python”, Mexico, DF

Nestle, “Tools of the future, today”, Mexico, DF

HackerTalk, “How to innovate with technology”, Mexico, DF

ITT, “Sentimental Computing”, Mexico, E.M.

Dev.f, “Science fiction and programming”, Mexico, DF

Software Guru, “Sentimental computing”, Mexico, DF

UAS, “NeuroPsicoEntrepreneurship”,  Mexico, DF

Week of Code, “The Dark Side of Programming”, Mexico, Monterrey

CETIEM, “Startup Entrepreneurship”, Mexico, DF

Techstars, “Marketing for Startups”, Mexico, DF

Entrepreneur Week, “NeuroPsicoEntrepreneurship”, Mexico, DF

Entrepreneur Week, “I do not start to see if it works, because it will work I start”, Mexico, DF

UVAQ, “Agile Development Tools”, Mexico, Michoacan

2014        More than 20 talks delivered this year among which are the following:

COOP 2014, “Visualizing Targeted Audiences”, France, Nice

        QBIT, “Quantum Programming”, Mexico, Queretaro

ITT, “Cognitive Computing”, Mexico, E.M.

NI04, “Internet of Everything”, Virtual Conference

SG, “Wearable Devices Programming”, Virtual Conference

Entrepreneur Week, “Innovation on Entrepreneurship”, Mexico, DF

        UPN, “Quantum Programming”, Mexico, Guerrero

        FLISOL, “BigData for Beginners”, Mexico, Queretaro

FLISOL, "Ubiquitous Computing", Mexico, Queretaro

CECyTEM, "Why study systems?", Mexico, Morelos

ITESM, “Introducing to Javascript”, Mexico, Monterrey

2013        UAEM, "NFC, What is?", Mexico, Morelos

GDG, "All the Google APIs", Mexico, Guadalajara

ITT FLISOL 13, "3D Sensors", Mexico E.M

IPVT SS 13, "Drone Programming", Mexico E.M.

ITESM, "NFC, What is?", Mexico, Monterrey

2012        UIST 2012, "ForcePad web 3D touch", USA, Massachusetts

SG, "HTML5 for mobiles", Virtual Conference,

ITT CCT, "HTML5 VS Flash", Mexico E.M

UV, "Brain Computer Interface", Mexico, Veracruz

2011        ITT SIME 11, "3D Audio and 3D Video", Mexico E.M.

UIST 2011, "TouchMouse DJ Interface", USA California

ITT, FLISOL 11, "Abuntool", Mexico, E.M.

2010        Campus Party, "Hacking for Something Better", Mexico D.F


Academic and Professional Projects

2000 - 2013        More than 100 projects among which are the following:

ComproPago (Startup,HTML5,Ruby,node.js,Bootstrap)

Government “Oportunidades” System (Architect, Java Oracle)

Behavioral Oriented Trading Robot, semantic bot (Startup,Matlab)

Social Bot (Developer, C#)

Yellow Pages Bot (Developer, C#)

Forecasts Melate Bot (Developer, PHP consola)

SocialQuery Social Capital managment (Research,HTML5,Facebook,Linkedin)

SIE  (Parking system) (Architect, AIR)

Ideanimate (Developer,node.js,MongoDB,isomorphic javascript)

FitChallenge Social weight loss (Startup,HTML5,Android,iOS)

7eleven Augmented Reality Finder (Contest,AR,7Eleven APIs,iOS)

Parking system that uses telemetry (Developer, PHP con Mysql)

Tracking System for courier company (Developer, PHP con Mysql)

Web Based Business intelligence system (Developer, Javascript webservice client)

System for the control of Influenza for the government (Developer, ASP MSSQL)

E-Learning platform (Project Manager, Java MSSQL)

Search Engine Optimization services (Implementer, SEO)

Electronic billing system (Developer,Java,Spring,Struts,Oracle)

System for United Nations to encourage reading (Developer,Naciones Unidas,PHP,Abuntool)

Google Drive Graphic Explorer (Contest,HTML5, Google API)

YoutubeMaps, NASA Contest (Contest,HTML5,NASA APIs)

PagaSitio (Developer,HTTP 1.1, PHP)

MyCurriculum, resumes platform (Startup, HTML5)

Robotic Contest 2009 (Developer, C para micro controladores)

Intelligent Being Oriented Programming paradigm (Developer, C )

Neural networks for room allocation (Developer, Java)

Categorization of unstructured data (Developer, Machine Learning)

Plate recognition by vision (Developer,C OpenCV)

Banking robot, automated bank (Startup,Sikuli,python,java)

Vulnerability Scan for UNAM (Annalist, WhiteHat)

Creating audio format for 32 speakers (Inventor, Parallel Computation)

Experimental 3D Laboratory (Owner,32 speakers 3d audio and 3D video)

Stereoscopic 3D Videos production (Editor, Blender, Stereoscopic)

Videogames XBox 360 and Wii (Developer, XNA DirectX Flash API)

Easy Context Menu Tools (Developer, C# Windows Shell)

Virtual Hardware Streaming (Developer, C++)

Multitouch DJ interface (Contest, Microsoft UIST, .NET)

Collection system NEXTEL (Developer, J2ME)

Taxis Airport System for the Mexican International Airport (Developer, C# CF)

Bus tickets system (Developer, C# Compact Framework)

Abuntool (MultiPlatform Generator) (Founder,PHP,Javascript,iOS,Android,Genetic Algorithms)

Issuing ticket machine Driver (Developer, Python)

Bluetooth bomber (Developer, Python)

Biometric security system (Developer, Java)

Magnetic cards security system (Developer, Python)

System-tone telephone system (Developer, Visual Basic)

ToxCore ultraligth linux distribution (Inventor, TinyCore)

Gyroscopic file sharing (Contest,HTML5, Synaptics API)

Interaculta, NUI cultural system (Startup,Kinect,OpenNI)

Router with Linux embedded customization (Developer, Linksys)

Mobile database engine (Developer, J2ME)

Mysql UDF Serial port controller (Developer, Mysql API)

Wan2Tree, non centralized network driver (Developer,Java, Microsoft Pastry)



Latest news

Presenting “ExperTwin: An Alter Ego in the Cyberspace for Knowledge Workers” at SmartData 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Presenting “Bots for Crowds” at HCOMP 2018 , Zurich, Switzerland

Presenting “Enabling Expert Critique with Chatbots and Micro Guidance” at Collective Intelligence 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

Presenting at RightsCon, Toronto, Canada

Presenting at CHI, Montreal Canada

Attending COMO (Content Moderation at Scale), Washington, USA

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