Tim Baarslag is a Senior Researcher at CWI (The Dutch research institute for Mathematics and Computer Science) and an Associate Professor at Utrecht University. 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.
Tim Baarslag studies intelligent and autonomous systems that can collaborate through the process of joint decision making. Practical applications include smart energy trading, the Internet of Things, trading platforms, autonomous vehicles, and digital privacy & security assistants. Tim Baarslag currently investigates how negotiation AI can coordinate multiple deals as part of an NWO Vidi grant, called COMBINE: Coordinating Multi-deal Bilateral Negotiations. His research is featured in Science Magazine, Artificial Intelligence, Wired, BBC Technology of Business, AI Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and New Scientist.
Tim Baarslag graduated from Utrecht University with a MSc in Mathematics and a BSc in Computer Science (both cum laude). He obtained his PhD (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in 2014 on the topic of intelligent decision support systems for automated negotiation. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, where he worked on negotiation techniques for obtaining meaningful consent.
Tim is the leading developer of Genius, a negotiation environment for the design and evaluation of automated negotiators. He is also an organizer of the annual International Automated Negotiating Agent Competition. Tim is a member of The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and a founder member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy for outstanding early career researchers. He serves as a PC member in top-level conferences such as AAAI and IJCAI, and as a reviewer in high-ranking journals such as Artificial Intelligence and JAAMAS. He is a recipient of the Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award by The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics and has been named an Academic Pioneer by Elsevier, Young Talent by The Financial Daily, and Science Talent by New Scientist.