Netherlands Academy of Engineering appoints Tim Baarslag as Fellow

The recently established Netherlands Academy of Engineering (NAE) has appointed 62 top experts as Fellow, including CWI researcher Tim Baarslag of the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems group. With this, NAE emphasizes the great importance of technological innovation for sustainable societal change.

Publication date
2 Nov 2023

The appointed experts come from the fields of technological sciences, applied research and innovation. They will be actively committed to NAE's mission: to foster an innovation climate that generates social and economic value by providing engineering-based solutions to major societal issues.

Technological advances, from electricity to artificial intelligence, have dramatically changed the world. The wise use of technology is crucial to realizing innovations needed for the sustainable development of our society with broad access to good healthcare, food, energy, water and housing. This is the basis for the mission of the Netherlands Academy of Engineering.

Network of engineers

Countries such as Sweden and Germany preceded the Netherlands in establishing their own national Academies of Engineering. NAE is a member of the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering and the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. This allows NAE to represent The Netherlands in an international context and translate foreign insights to the Dutch situation.

Deployment and Expertise of the Fellows

NAE fellows include experts from knowledge institutions, companies and start-ups. They are active in various sectors, including High Tech Systems and Materials, ICT, Healthcare, Energy, Water Management and Food. Of the total number of Fellows appointed, 36 percent are women. NAE will elect 10 new Fellows each year starting in 2024.


On November 13, the festive inauguration of the 62 fellows took place at De Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague.

Picture: NAE
Picture: NAE

Press release of the Netherlands Academy of Engineering.

Tim Baarslag

About Tim Baarslag

Tim Baarslag is a tenured scientific staff member in the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems research group of CWI, studying AI and negotiation strategies.

He is a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Visiting Associate Professor at Nagoya University of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton. In 2020 he joined the Young Academy, the prestigious platform of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for fifty young scientists who are internationally recognized for their talent, to set up activities in science and society.

In 2021 Baarslag received a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council NWO. This grant is part of the NWO Talent Programme to encourage curiosity-driven and innovative research.

Picture: Bram Belloni