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Edwin Lock

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

About me

I’m a fourth-year DPhil (PhD) student at the University of Oxford, supervised by Paul Goldberg. My current research focuses on pricing and auctions, specifically determining the viability of mechanisms in the dual settings of social welfare and profit maximisation. This stimulating and active area of research has an abundance of open problems and deep implications for the world outside of academia.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I co-founded Test and Contain, a project to design and implement a resource-optimal testing and containment mechanism that helps protect the health and livelihoods of those hardest hit in low to middle income countries. This work is supported by an ACM GCEC’20 grant.

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Prior to my doctoral studies, I completed a BSc in Mathematics (2012-2016) at Germany’s state distance learning university FernUniversität Hagen and an MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (2017-2018) at the University of Oxford. I also hold a BA degree in Music (2008-2012) from the University of Oxford.

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