Iván Jaen Márquez

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



Office: 3293 CS

¡Hola! :wave: I am Ivan (pronounced: ee-vahn), a second-year PhD student focusing on Optimization and Machine Learning. I’m currently supported by a Fulbright fellowship, a CONACYT scholarship and a departamental TAship.

Prior to Wisconsin I worked in industry, first in the financial sector as a Quant developer @ BBVA bank then in tech as a Data Scientist @ Microsoft.

Previously, I completed a MS in Computer Science at the wonderful Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT), advised by Dr. Arturo Hernandez. I completed my BS thesis in the CIMAT undergraduate research thesis program advised by Dr. Arturo Hernandez and Dr. Rafael Rivera

Feel free to reach out! Tambien hablo Español.


May’23 Awarded CS Summer Research Assistantship!
Working under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Wright and Prof. Sushmita Roy.
Oct’22 Awarded CONACYT (Mexican NSF) scholarship for doctoral studies abroad
(“Becas de Posgrado en el Extranjero - Doctorados en Ciencias y Humanidades 2022”)
Aug’22 TAing the course CS 320 - Data Science Programming II this Fall 2022 & Spring 2023.
Aug’22 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.
Apr’22 Received offers from PhD programmes at:
UW-Madison, Rice University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NYU-Tandon!
Jul’21 Honored to be awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles fellowship for pursuing doctoral studies in Computer Science in the US beginning Fall 2022.