Rodrigo Mendoza Smith is a D.Phil. student at the Mathematical Institute in the University of Oxford. He received a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) in 2012 and the M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing from the University of Oxford in 2013. His research interests lie in the intersection of Information Theory and Geometry, and have a focus on Numerical Computing and Machine Learning.