Julio A. Martinez was born and raised in Southern California. Julio is currently starting his first year as an M.S. student at the Institute for Computational Mathematics and Engineering (ICME) in the general track. Recently Julio graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a B.S. for a double major in Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences. As an undergrad, Julio worked on various computationally oriented research projects ranging from computational mechanics to distributed robotics. Julio has strong interests in optimization theory and machine learning and has had an opportunity to apply his interests at Adobe Research in San Jose, CA where he has interned the past two summers. During his summers at Adobe he worked on developing Deep Learning models to build a real time system for video-ad classification as well as developing an evaluation strategy for Recommender Systems using ranking aggregation methods. Outside of academics, Julio loves to enjoy new food any chance he gets and also loves to socialize the old school way, face-to-face.

Honors & Awards

  • GEM Fellow, National GEM Consortium (June 2016)
  • CAMP Scholar, National Science Foundation (June 2014)

Work Experience

  • Video and Data Intern, Adobe Systems Inc. (June 2016 - October 2016)


    San Jose, Ca