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Arthur King

I am currently a PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics for Real-World Systems at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Professor Matthew Turner.

Research Interests

Collective motion, self-organisation and collective decision making. In particular the application to pedestrian crowd dynamics.

I took a 6-month placement at Legion Ltd, a London based software company specialising in pedestrian simulation. The project involved analysing video data of pedestrian crowds, in order to measure each individual’s preferred speed. Here preferred speed is defined as the speed a pedestrian walks at in the absence of obstruction. This work involved cleaning and processing the input data. Devising an algorithm to extract each individual’s speed from their trajectory. Followed by statistical analysis to determine methods of aggregating the data, and determining a model to fit the observations to.


  • 2014-2015 MSc Mathematics of Real-World Systems, University of Warwick
    Research Project: Investigating the Emergence of Collective Motion
    Group Project: Assessing the Impact of the Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) proposal on Systemic Risk
  • 2008-2012 MSci Physics with Astrophysics, University of Bristol
    Research Project: Fractal Galaxy Clusters
    Awarded Winton Capital Management Prize for best project in Astrophysics
    Group Project: Quantum Cryptography Review



Centre for Complexity Science
Zeeman Building
University of Warwick