Bueno also does computer modeling for various SEI-US Climate Economics Group projects, and he co-authored Fat Tails, Exponents, and Extreme Uncertainty: Simulating Catastrophe in DICE , and The Caribbean and Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction (2008, with Cornelia Herzfeld, Elizabeth A. Stanton and Frank Ackerman), a report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund that he also translated into Spanish.

Prior to joining SEI, Bueno worked as a business analyst and software developer/architect in Cambridge, Mass., for 22 years. Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, Bueno is fluent in English and Spanish and is a close observer of U.S.-Cuba relations, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Bueno earned a B.S. in aeronautics and astronautics in 1974 and an M.S. in systems modeling and optimization in 1977, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2007, he completed a one-year mid-career program at MIT focusing on socioeconomic development and policy impact analysis.