My name is Jose Pablo Folch. I am a Mexican PhD Student at Imperial College London, under the supervision of Ruth Misener and Mark van der Wilk! I am working on Bayesian optimization problems, inspired by applications to flow chemistry, funded by, and working in collaboration with BASF.

I was born and raised in Mexico City, before doing my GCSEs and A-levels in Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, UK. I also graduated from Colegio Vista Hermosa in Mexico. After school, I moved to London to study Mathematics in Imperial College, where I graduated in 2020 with first class honours. I joined the StatML CDT to pursue a PhD on the same year, and I am currently starting my third year!

My main research interests include machine learning, Bayesian optimization, Gaussian processes, and decision making under uncertainty.