Julian received both B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Engineering from Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria, Colombia. After receiving his M.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, he joined Professor Diogo Gomes as a Ph.D. student in applied mathematics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are primarily optimal control, optimal transport, calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and mean-field games.