Tim Baarslag

Full Name
Dr. T. Baarslag
Function(s)
Scientific Staff Member
Email
T.Baarslag@cwi.nl
Telephone
+31 20 592 4019
Room
M358
Department(s)
Intelligent and Autonomous Systems
Homepage
http://homepages.cwi.nl/~baarslag/

Biography

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.

Research

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).

Publications

Current projects with external funding

  • Demand response for grid-friendly quasi-autarkic energy cooperatives (Grid-Friends)
  • Representing Users in a Negotiation (RUN): An Autonomous Negotiator Under Preference Uncertainty (RUN)