Damián Blasi is a Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow, a Branco Weiss Fellow, and a recipient of the 2019 Glushko Prize in Cognitive Sciences among other honors. He is currently a researcher at the Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution Lab based at the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. In addition, Blasi is a research affiliate of the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany), and at the Human Relations Area Files (Yale University). He currently serves as a member of the UNESCO expert committee of the World Atlas of Languages. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences and a B.Sc. in Physics and M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary and Statistical Physics from the Balseiro Institute in Bariloche (Argentina).