Where I’ve been and where I’m headed
My name is Matthew Bolaños. I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where I earned my master’s degree in Human-computer Interaction. By focusing on the intersection between people and machines, I was able to merge the many disparate disciplines I have previously specialized in: research, development and design. With all three, I was able to create a compelling product for PNC with fellow students for my capstone project at the end of my program.
I am also a graduate of Southern Methodist University where I earned my B.S. in Computer Science specializing in big data. I was hooked by the complexities of big data and the potential it had in revolutionizing our world. My research culminated in a robust data-mining package for R and a first place ranking in The Great Minds Challenge by IBM.
During my spare time at SMU, I also worked on honing my web development skills as a freelance web developer and as a consultant for Credera, a technology consulting firm. Meanwhile, I improved my design skills by volunteering my time and effort into creating promotional materials for the largest organizations at SMU. Additionally, I competed and won several fashion shows, juried art shows and other competitions.
I am currently a UX Data Scientist at Microsoft where I work on various SAS products like Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Flow. My main responsibilities include analyzing site telemetry to find pain points within existing systems and then communicating my findings to the rest of the team.
Why Curious Crane?
The name Curious Crane came from my love of paper crafts and my constant desire to question the status quo. Why not create a better world through data driven design?