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Charlotte Roman

Charlotte graduated in 2022 with a PhD in Mathematics for Real-World Systems.

The focus of Charlotte's research is modelling decision-making in traffic in order to improve intelligent road systems.

My research questions are:

  • How does information distribution negatively effect expected travel times of travellers?
  • How would drivers make decisions about route choice when given traffic light cycles?
  • What is the optimal reward function for intelligent traffic lights?
  • Are intelligent traffic lights fair?
  • How does autonomous vehicle route control affect the Price of Anarchy?

My supervisors are Paolo TurriniLink opens in a new window and Colm ConnaughtonLink opens in a new window.


Research Interests

Algorithmic Game Theory, Congestion Games, Fairness, Bounded Rationality, Graph Theory, Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning, and AI Safety.


  •  MSc in Mathematics of Systems (Distinction). Chosen optional modules include Algorithmic Game Theory, Mechanism Design and Alternative Games, and Computational Methods for Complexity Science. Involved in working on a group project, with a pedestrian simulation company Legion Ltd., on multi-scale modelling for simulation of crowds. My individual MSc project was on the topic of using superorganism decision making as a model of bounded rationality.
  • BSc in Mathematics at the University of Warwick (First class honours). This included modules in Game Theory, Combinatorics, Statistics, Graph Theory, Bifurcation Theory, Mathematical Economics, and Finance.

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Work Experience

Research intern at the Center for Human-compatible AI (CHAI) at the University of California Berkeley for the summer of 2020. Worked on a project on safety in sequential social dilemmas.

Graduate research intern at the pedestrian simulation software company Legion Ltd.

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