Carlos Molinero is a researcher in urban science. His formal studies have developed in Madrid, Chicago, Brussels and London. He holds a Degree and Masters in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and a M.Res. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
He worked as an architect in Chicago, Madrid and Paris in several studios before joining the UCM as a researcher in the computer science field for several years. The work undertaken during this Ph.D. period was around the application of artificial intelligence techniques to the field of hardware/software testing and the formal specification of hierarchical agent systems. He then joined the Space group at the University College of London (UCL) with Prof. Bill Hillier as a research associate to undertake research in the analysis and generation of urban networks. He currently works as a research associate at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL with Prof. Michael Batty in the analysis of urban systems from the perspective of complexity science.