Chris Stephens is a Senior researcher at the Nuclear Science Institute and a Coordinator of Data Science as well as founding member of C3- Center for Complexity Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has had the highest level at the NSR (National System of Researchers of Mexico) and PRIDE since the year 2000. He got his bachelor’s degree from The Queen´s College Oxford, where he also attained his Masters in Arts degree. He completed another master’s and doctorate degree in theoretical physics at the University of Maryland in the U.S. He has held various postdoctorate positions, including at the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands where he worked with Gerard ´t Hooft, recipient of the 1999 Nobel prize in physics, additionally, he held a Marie Curie chair in the European Union at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. He has been named visiting professor at the Birmingham, Essex, Limerick and Northumbria universities as well as the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. He has authored and coauthored more than 140 publications and received more than 2,300 citations. He has been invited to give more than 170 conferences in over 20 countries. The honors he has received include the Jorge Lomnitz award at the Mexican Science Academy and a Leverhulme Professorship from Leverhulme Trust of the UK. He has directed more than 20 theses, 9 of which were doctorate theses. He is also a member of the editorial board for the magazines Genetic Programming and Evolvable Hardware.