Praise for Roman Hauksson

“I also just have to say, your code is very exemplary in its organization and overall cleanliness. And so are your commits. I have a thing or two to learn from you!”

—research collaborator

“You're the most technically skilled member on our team.”

—former manager

“I really do mean it when I say you're more capable than you have a right to be at your age...”



University of Texas at Dallas

B.S. in Computer Science

Aug 2021 – Dec 2025 (Expected)
  • National Merit Scholar, Cybersecurity Group officer, Open Source Software Club officer

work experience

Capital One

Software Engineering Intern

Jun 2023 – Aug 2023 • McLean, VA
  • Created Chrome extension with React, refactored build tool to increase preview speed by 300%
  • Completed 4-week curriculum on full-stack technologies including Go, React, and Linux

Joint Special Operations Command

Software Engineering Intern

Jun 2022 – Aug 2022 • Remote
  • Created Python interface for internal Node API

research experience


Independent Research Assistant

Dec 2023 – Current • Remote
  • Helped create GameBench: a benchmark to test the strategic reasoning ability of large language models
  • Coded benchmark task, conducted literature review, wrote related works section, did factor analysis
  • Currently researching international AI governance

ACM UTD Research Program


May 2022 – Dec 2022
  • Directed semester-long undergraduate research program with 15% admission rate
  • Managed 4 teams of 6 students each, hosted poster presentation event for 50+ attendees

Team Lead

Dec 2021 – Apr 2022
  • Fine-tuned GPT-3 to generate targeted password guesses, achieved 3+ times higher accuracy than baseline, won poster presentation contest versus 5 other teams, amassed 70 stars on GitHub
  • Presented separately at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference to audience of 20+


Sep 2021 – Nov 2021
  • Trained LSTM model with team of 4, won poster presentation contest versus 5 other teams


Demo for "I"

  • Designed and coded simulated trading platform for securitized income share agreements

Manifold Markets Depth Chart Feature

  • Created React component to visualize prediction market depth, won 3rd place in hackathon, pushed to production on site with 800+ daily active users


  • Fine-tuned GPT-3 on the lyrics of 96 MF DOOM songs to write lyrics in his style, then cloned his voice to edit those lyrics into a song

Just Arrived – HackUTD VIII

  • Designed and coded frontend for app to help international students, won hackathon challenge

professional development

Global Challenges Project Existential Risk Workshop

Nov 2023 • Berkeley, CA

Program on AI and Reasoning

Aug 2023 • Cambridge, UK

  • Studied AI and cognition at 10-day camp for mathematically talented students (2.5% acceptance rate)

AI safety workshop

Nov 2022 • Berkeley, CA

Effective Altruism Introductory Program

Oct 2022 – Nov 2022 • Remote

TexSAW 2022 Capture The Flag Winner

Apr 2022 • Dallas, TX

  • Won cybersecurity CTF competition with a partner against 10+ teams

CodePath Cybersecurity course

Jan 2022 – Apr 2022 • Remote