Han La Poutré

MT member, Scientific Staff Member, Professor

Full Name Prof.dr.ir. J.A. La Poutré
Function(s) MT member, Scientific Staff Member, Professor
Telephone +31 20 592 4082
Room M375
Department(s) Intelligent and Autonomous Systems


Han La Poutré is leader of the group Multi-agent and Adaptive Computation and head of the cluster Software Engineering. He is also full professor at Utrecht University. He was formerly affiliated with Princeton University, Utrecht University (KNAW Fellow), Eindhoven University (full professor), and Leiden University.Han La Poutré focuses on adaptive decision making in multi-actor and uncertain environments. This comprises computational intelligence techniques and decentralized paradigms, like multi-agent systems and non-cooperative (economic) games. His research interests include the design of adaptive agent strategies and simulation systems in strategic economic games (like negotiation, repeated auctions, or market based planning) and optimization problems. He develops generic and enriched models as well as adaptive solutions for target problems in key application areas like smart electricity networks, health care and transportation logistics, and electronic markets. Han addresses this via a combination of fundamental and applicable research.

Selected Publications

  • V. Robu, J.A. La Poutré, Designing bidding strategies in sequential auctions for risk averse agents, IOS, 437-457, 2010
  • T.B. Klos, D.J.A. Somefun, J.A. La Poutré, Automated interactive sales processes, IEEE, 1-1, 2010
  • I.B. Vermeulen, S.M. Bohte, S.G. Elkhuizen, J.S. Lameris, P.J.M. Bakker, J.A. La Poutré, Adaptive resource allocation for efficient patient scheduling, Elsevier, 67-80, 2009
  • A.K. Hutzschenreuter, P.A.N. Bosman, J.A. La Poutré, Evolutionary multiobjective optimization for dynamic hospital resource management, Springer, 320-334, 2009
  • P.A.N. Bosman, J.A. La Poutré, Learning and anticipation in online dynamic optimization with evolutionary algorithms: The stochastic case, ACM Press, 1165-1172, 2007
  • V. Robu, D.J.A. Somefun, J.A. La Poutré, Modeling complex multi-issue negotiations using utility graphs, ACM, 280-287, 2005


  • Framework for demand-supply matching and ancillary service provision through distributed energy resources (project D)
    Adaptive clustering for Decentralised Resilient Energy Management
    Heat and Power Systems at Industrial Sites and Harbours
    Scalable Interoperability in Information Systems for Agile Supply Chains (SIISASC)
    Stable and scalable decentralized power balancing systems using adaptive clustering