I pronounce my name like Maroon (with an N) Ramen – quite an unappetizing sight.1 Having said that, please feel free to email me pictures of oddly colored noodles that you have made or found:

narunram [at] cs [dot] ubc [dot] ca.

I am wrapping up a Master’s under Kevin Leyton-Brown and will be continuing with a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in 2024. My research interests are listed below and primarily center around understanding the quirks of human behavior in digital spaces. I am very available via email so please do reach out if you would like to collaborate or chat, I would love to get coffee.2

My work experiences are accessible here: 📑 resume.

Research Interests Education
- Algorithmic Game Theory
- Behavioral Models
- Mechanism Design
University of British Columbia 2021-2023
Master's in Computer Science
Carleton College 2016-2020
Bachelor's in Computer Science and Mathematics

Publications and Pre-Prints


  1. Pay to (Not) Play: Monetizing Impatience in Mobile Games in the 38th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-24)
    T. Lundy, N. Raman, H. Fu, K. Leyton-Brown.
    [arXiv] [poster]
  2. Rationality Report Cards: Assessing the Economic Rationality in Large Language Models
    N. Raman, T. Lundy, S. Amouyal, Y. Levine, K. Leyton-Brown, M. Tennenholtz.
  3. Determinants of Conspicuous Consumption: NFTs as a Data-Rich Test Bed
    T. Lundy, N. Raman, S. Kominers, K. Leyton-Brown.


  1. Classifying Wikipedia article quality with revision history networks in the 16th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym)
    N. Raman, N. Sauerberg, J. Fisher, A. Partida, S. Narayan.
  2. ALCH: An Imperative Language for Chemical Reaction Network-Controlled Tile Assembly in the 26th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA 26)
    T. Klinge, J. Lathrop, S. Moreno, H. Potter, N. Raman, M. Riley.
    [paper] [poster]

Other News

  1. Some people have interpreted this slightly incorrectly and called me Manun, so maybe I should find a new explanation. ↩︎

  2. Unfortunately, however, I will need a place where I can substitute oat milk. My stomach was not built for the rough and tumble world of dairy. ↩︎