Han La Poutré

Full Name
Prof.dr.ir. J.A. La Poutré
Professor - Technische Universiteit Delft, Scientific Staff Member, MT member
+31 20 592 4082
Intelligent and Autonomous Systems


1986 M.Sc. in mathematics (TU Eindhoven) 1991 Ph.D. in computer science (Utrecht University) 1991 - 1997 Researcher (postdoc - Princeton Univ.; KNAW fellow - Utrecht Univ.; Leiden Univ.) 1997 – Senior researcher at CWI; group leader IAS till 2016 2001 - Full professor (currently TU Delft, tenured; earlier: Eindhoven, Utrecht; part-time ) 2012 - Member of the Management Team of CWI Research Han La Poutré performs research on multi-agent and computational intelligence techniques, especially for market and optimization approaches for the future Smart Energy Systems (SES). His research is multidisciplinary, in cooperation with electrical engineering and economics. His early research concerned algorithms. He has (co-)chaired program definitions/supervisions and led projects on SES, for NWO, EIT Digital, and Commit2Data; he also (co-)chaired the IEEE CIS technical committee and conferences on computational economics and finance. He was member of the Scientific Directory of Schloss Dagstuhl and the editorial board of ACM TOIT.


Current projects with external funding

  • AI, Media & Democracy Lab (ELSA Lab)
  • Resilience and Cyber Security of Integrated Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (RESCUE)

Professional activities

  • Professor: Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD)
  • Board Member: Member advisory board - Scientific Research and Documentation Centre (of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice) (WODC / PMJ)
  • Member: Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS)
  • Member: Institute for Programming Research and Algorithms (IPA)
  • Committee member: Member scientific advisory council - Ministry of Security and Justice ヨ Centre for Scientific Research and Documentation (WODC/PMJ)
  • Principal Investigator: Project leader - Financed project ムComputational Capacity Planning in Electricity Networksメ
  • Principal Investigator: Project leader - Financed project モSES-BEヤ project D (in STW program)
  • Principal Investigator: Subproject leader - Leader of the parts of projects (with other partners) that are carried out at CWI
  • Editor: Journal : NETNOMICS : Economic Research and Electronic Networking
  • Committee member: member of the NWO/STW program supervisory committee for "Smart Energy Systems" (SES) (NWO EW / STW / ICTRegie)
  • Principal Investigator: scientific head of the Energy division of Commit2Data (Commit2Data: a national reasearch and innovation programm based on public-private partnership (PPP), with support of Team ICT and NWO; together with the industrial head forming the lead of the division)


  • Best paper award for the paper: N.H. Luong, H. La Poutr� and P.A.N. Bosman. Exploiting Linkage Information and Problem-Specific Knowledge in Evolutionary Distribution Network Expansion Planning. In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO-2015. pages 1231-1238, ACM Press, 2015 (RWA track) (2015)