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Nicholas Teh

PhD Student

University of Oxford
Department of Computer Science

nicholas.teh [at]

Hello there!

I'm Nicholas, a first-year PhD (DPhil) student in Computer Science at the University of Oxford, supervised by Edith Elkind. I'm broadly interested in algorithmic game theory, mechanism design, and multi-agent systems.

I completed my undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the National University of Singapore (2017 - 2021), where I worked with Yair Zick, Jonathan Scarlett and Harold Soh. My undergraduate thesis in Math delved into individual and group fairness in the allocation of indivisible goods (for which I was awarded the Lijen Industrial Development Medal for best Honours project), whereas my thesis in Computer Science established a game-theoretic framework for large-scale human-robot interaction.


  • Better Collective Decisions via Uncertainty Reduction
    Shiri Alouf-Heffetz, Laurent Bulteau, Edith Elkind, Nimrod Talmon, Nicholas Teh
    C-1 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2022 [To Appear]
  • On Maximum Weighted Nash Welfare for Binary Valuations
    Warut Suksompong, Nicholas Teh
    J-1 Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 117, May 2022, Pages 101-108 [Link]
  • A Theoretical Framework for Large-Scale Human-Robot Interaction with Groups of Learning Agents
    Nicholas Teh, Hu Shuyue, Harold Soh
    S-1 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2021 [Link]
  • For One and All: Individual and Group Fairness in the Allocation of Indivisible Goods
    Jonathan Scarlett, Nicholas Teh, Yair Zick
    W-1C 8th International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC) 2021 [Link]
    W-1B 3rd Games, Agents, and Incentives (GAIW) Workshop, AAMAS 2021 [Link]
    W-1A AI for Social Good (AI4SG) Workshop, IJCAI 2020 [Link]

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University of Oxford, Department of Computer Science

National University of Singapore, Department of Computer Science

Teaching Awards
  • NUS School of Computing Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (AY 2019 - 2020)
  • NUS School of Computing Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (AY 2018 - 2019)

Other Involvements

  • [April 2022 - ] Recruitment & Finance Director, 180 Degrees Consulting (Oxford)
  • [January 2021 - ] Community Engagement (APAC), Mechanism Design for Social Good
  • [September 2020 - ] Member (Civic Participation), Mechanism Design for Social Good
  • [August 2020 - May 2021] Student Ambassador (Outreach), NUS School of Computing
  • [April 2019 - April 2021] Director of Infocomm Technology, Mensa Singapore