Diego’s research focuses on how older adults influence communities, neighborhoods, and workplaces. Using design-based research and computational methods, he aims to understand affective changes throughout adulthood that position older adults to play differential roles in their networks. In particular, his work aims to understand and harness the potential of more age-diverse environments and more intergenerational relationships in society. His further agenda is to design and scale learning technologies that recognize the strengths, goals and desires of older adults, using affective computing and adaptive learning technologies.
Prior to joining Stanford, Diego worked at Microsoft leading product strategy for public sector, education, public health and military intelligence for Latin America. He has also worked in early-stage startups designing virtual reality training for caregivers and improving learning outcomes in higher education through data science. He received his M.A. in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University, and has been recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and an Isaac and Madeline Stein Fellowship.