Tim Baarslag

Full Name
Dr. T. Baarslag
Scientific Staff Member
+31 20 592 4019
Intelligent and Autonomous Systems


Tim Baarslag is a Scientific Staff Member at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national research institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Nagoya University of Technology and 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, autonomous vehicles, real estate bargaining, and digital privacy & security assistants. Tim Baarslag currently investigates how negotiation AI can learn to haggle on behalf of users as part of an NWO Veni grant, called Representing Users in a Negotiation. His research is featured in Science Magazine, Wired, and New Scientist. His research interests include agent-based negotiation, coordination and cooperation, preference elicitation, decision making under uncertainty.

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 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 also an organizer of the Workshop on Conflict Resolution in Decision Making (COREDEMA 2016, 2017).


Current projects with external funding

  • Developing algorithms for testing and use on Acumex's platform (PPS ACUMEX)
  • Representing Users in a Negotiation (RUN): An Autonomous Negotiator Under Preference Uncertainty (RUN)


  • Young Talent of 2019. Selected by The Financial Daily newspaper (het Financieele Dagblad) as one of the most promising Young Talents of 2019. (2019)
  • Best Paper Award. Awarded by the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids. (IEEE SmartGridComm 2018). (2018)
  • Best Early-researcher-Paper award. The Challenge of Negotiation in the Game Diplomacy. Co-authors: Dave de Jonge, Reyhan Aydogan, Catholijn Jonker, Katsuhide Fujita and Takayuki Ito See https://ir.cwi.nl/pub/28668 (2018)
  • Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award 2017. Awarded yearly to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics by The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). (2017)
  • Visionary Paper Award. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Workshops (AAMAS 2017). (2017)
  • "The Best of the Best" Springer Theses Award. Recognizing outstanding PhD research by selecting the very best PhD theses from around the world. Selected for scientfic excellence and high impact on research. (2016)
  • The 2014 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Runner-up Award. In recognition of an exceptional PhD dissertation (pdf) in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. (2014)
  • The 2014 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award (shortlisted). For the best doctoral dissertations in the general area of Artificial Intelligence. (2014)
  • Best Paper Award. The International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT 2013). (2013)