Iván Jaen Márquez

PhD student in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


ivanjaenm AT cs.wisc.edu

Office: 3293 CS

Hola! :wave: I am a computer scientist who is passionate about the interplay between mathematical theory of intelligent systems, computational algorithms and their applications to real-world problems. I have experience in both academic computer science and practical engineering.

I completed a MS in Computer Science at the wonderful CIMAT (Mexico) where I conducted research in stochastic optimization advised by Dr. Arturo Hernandez. I did an internship working with Dr. John McCall in probabilistic modeling for optimization and machine learning. I received my BS degree in Computer Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz (Mexico) advised by Dr. Rafael Rivera. I completed my BS thesis in the CIMAT undergraduate research thesis program.

Amazed to explore how basic research is transformed into technology I started my professional career in the financial industry as a quant developer, after that, I worked at Microsoft as a data science engineer.

I’m proudly :mexico: and also interested in contribuiting to diversity and visibility efforts in STEM communities.

Feel free to reach out!


Aug 22, 2022 I’ll be TA for the course CS 320 - Data Science Programming II this Fall 2022 & Spring 2023
Aug 22, 2022 Super excited to join UW-Madison as a CS PhD student this Fall 2022!. I’ll be working at the intersection of Optimization & Machine Learning.
Jul 16, 2022 Attending the Fulbright preacademic program this summer at Syracuse University, NY. A 4-week program to enhance academic English skills, receive introduction to US culture and participate in extracurricular activities.
Apr 15, 2022 Received offers from PhD programmes at UW-Madison, Rice University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NYU!
Jul 15, 2021 Honored to be awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles fellowship for pursuing doctoral studies in Computer Science in the US beginning Fall 2022.