Ivan Lisenkov

Ivan Lisenkov

Research Data Scientist

Roku Inc

My name is Ivan Lisenkov, and I am a Research Data Scientist at Roku, Inc in Boston, Massachusetts. In my work, I leverage machine learning, statistics, and optimization algorithms. My research helps advertisers optimize their budgets, locate the right audience, and boost campaign performance.

In my free time, I continue my research in Theoretical Physics in the domain of magnetism and spin-waves.


  • Artificial Intelligence for Advertisement (AdTech)
  • Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • On-line System Optimization and Automatic Decision Making
  • Business Performance Metrics and Risk Measurement


  • PhD in Physics and Mathematics, 2010

    The Higher Attestation Commission of Russian Federation

  • MSc in Applied Physics and Mathematics, 2007

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

  • BSc in Applied Physics and Mathematics, 2005

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology



Research Data Scientist

Roku, Inc

Mar 2020 – Present Boston, MA
  • Optimization of advertisement campaigns performance
  • Advertisement campaign lift measurement
  • Deploying machine learning algorithms

Data Scientist

Localytics (now part of Upland Software)

Oct 2019 – Mar 2020 Boston, MA
  • Machine learning optimization of mobile messages delivery by time and channel
  • Development and deploying of machine learning infrastructure
  • Campaign analytics for external customers and internal teams

Director of Research and Development

Winchester Technologies

Nov 2018 – Sep 2019 Burlington, MA
  • Management of research contracts for US government agencies
  • Deploy automatization for rapid prototype testing and sample quality quality using machine learning algorithms
  • Design and prototyping of magneto-mechanical antennas and sensors

Recent Publications