Otto X. Cordero

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Otto X. Cordero received a B.S. in computer and electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Ecuador, and a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence and a Ph.D. in theoretical biology from Utrecht University. His past research work has demonstrated the importance of ecological interactions between microbes in generating patterns of diversity and sustaining ecological function. He currently heads the Ecological Dynamics lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to reverse-engineer the microscale ecology of bacteria in the environment, and to learn how microscale processes impact ecosystems at global scales.


Microbial Ecosystem Follows Deterministic Dynamics

High-resolution tracking of the population abundances in a simple, closed microbial ecosystem shows that the intrinsic dynamics of the system are strongly deterministic. Read More »