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Alvaro Cabrejas Egea

I am a PhD Student in the MathSys CDT. I am currently based in the Alan Turing Institute in the British Library (London). Normally, I can be found in the first floor.

My PhD project is centered around Traffic modelling, prediction and control, using a variety of tools to create novel applications of machine learning and time series analysis. Currently I make myself busy trying to put little brains inside traffic lights and hoping for them to optimize global flow.

Education and experience

  • 2007-2012 BSc Aerospace Engineering: Specialization in Aircrafts - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
  • 2012-2015 Professional Experience in Aerospace Engineering (see LinkedIn)
  • 2015-2016 MSc Mathematics for Real-World Systems - University of Warwick
  • 2017-2020 PhD Mathematics for Real World Systems - University of Warwick
  • 2018-2019 Enrichment Year PhD Student - Alan Turing Institute (London)

Recent and Current Projects

Previous Projects

  • Robotics projects designing and building electromechanical systems and implementing their Control Systems.
  • Different projects in Aerospace Engineering mostly centered on the Primary Structure of Airbus A350 & A380.


  • Estimating Baseline Travel Times for the UK Strategic Road Network, A. Cabrejas Egea, P. de Ford Gonzalez, Colm Connaughton IEEE ITSC 2018, Main Conference. Nov 2018.
  • Mitigation of Operational Risks in Banking with Machine Learning. Alan Turing Institute. Exp. Dec 2018.
  • Minimizing Pollution and Emissions in Urban Traffic Control. Siemens and Alan Turing Institute. Exp. Dec 2018.
  • Using Wavelets to extract Large Deviations in Traffic Time Series, A. Cabrejas Egea, C. Connaughton (in preparation). Exp. Q1 2019.

Undergraduate Teaching

Graduate Teaching


In my spare time I enjoy swimming, reading, playing basketball, tabletop, grand strategy games and travelling.


Research Interests

  • Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning
  • Optimization, Control and Operations Research
  • Swarm Dynamics and Collective Behaviour
  • Economic and Agents-Based Games in Networks, and Social Behaviour