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Dr. Tim Baarslag

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Tim Baarslag is a Researcher 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 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 in the Electronics and Computer Science Department of the University of Southampton, where he worked on negotiation techniques for obtaining meaningful consent.

Tim current research focus is on negotiation strategies for smart energy cooperatives. His research interests include agent-based negotiation, coordination and cooperation, preference elicitation, decision making under uncertainty, privacy and consent, and smart grid systems.

Tim 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 an organizer of the Workshop on Conflict Resolution in Decision Making (ECAI 2016). Tim's PhD dissertation "What to Bid and When to Stop" won the 2014 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Runner-up Award in recognition of an exceptional PhD dissertation in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems and was shortlisted for the 2014 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertations in the general area of Artificial Intelligence.

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Baarslag, Tim, Fujita, Katsuhide, Gerding, Enrico H., Hindriks, Koen, Ito, Takayuki, Jennings, Nicholas R., Jonker, Catholijn, Kraus, Sarit, Lin, Raz, Robu, Valentin and Williams, Colin R. (2012) Evaluating practical negotiating agents: results and analysis of the 2011 international competition Artificial Intelligence, 198, pp. 73-103. (doi:10.1016/j.artint.2012.09.004).

Baarslag, Tim (2014) What to bid and when to stop Delft University of Technology, Intelligent Systems, Doctoral Thesis , 338pp.

Baarslag, Tim, Dirkzwager, Alexander, Hindriks, Koen V. and Jonker, Catholijn M. (2014) The significance of bidding, accepting and opponent modeling in automated negotiation At ECAI2014: 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Czech Republic. 18 - 24 Aug 2014. , pp. 27-32. (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-27).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen, Jonker, Catholijn M., Kraus, Sarit and Lin, Raz (2012) The first automated negotiating agents competition (ANAC 2010) In, Ito, Takayuki, Zhang, Minjie, Robu, Valentin, Fatima, Shaheen and Matsuo, Tokuro (eds.) New Trends in Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations. Heidelberg, DE, Springer pp. 113-135. (Studies in Computational Intelligence, 383). (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24696-8_7).

Lin, Raz, Kraus, Sarit, Baarslag, Tim, Tykhonov, Dmytro, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn M. (2012) Genius: an integrated environment for supporting the design of generic automated negotiators Computational Intelligence, 30, (1), pp. 48-70. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8640.2012.00463.x).

Aydogan, Reyhan, Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen V., Jonker, Catholijn M. and Yolum, Pinar (2013) Heuristic-based approaches for (CP)-nets in negotiation In, Ito, Takayuki, Zhang, Minjie, Robu, Valentin and Matsuo, Tokuro (eds.) Complex Automated Negotiations: Theories, Models, and Software Competitions. Heidelberg, DE, Springer pp. 113-123. (Studies in Computational Intelligence, 435). (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30737-9_7).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn (2013) Acceptance conditions in automated negotiation In, Ito, Takayuki, Zhang, Minjie, Robu, Valentin and Matsuo, Tokuro (eds.) Complex Automated Negotiations: Theories, Models, and Software Competitions. Heidelberg, DE, Springer pp. 95-111. (Studies in Computational Intelligence, 435). (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30737-9_6).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn (2013) A tit for tat negotiation strategy for real-time bilateral negotiations In, Ito, Takayuki, Zhang, Minjie, Robu, Valentin and Matsuo, Tokuro (eds.) Complex Automated Negotiations: Theories, Models, and Software Competitions. Heidelberg, DE, Springer pp. 229-233. (Studies in Computational Intelligence, 435). (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30737-9_18).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn, (2011) Towards a quantitative concession-based classification method of negotiation strategies Kinny, D., Hsu, J.Y.-j., Governatori, G. and Ghose, A. (eds.) In Agents in Principle, Agents in Practice: 14th International Conference, PRIMA 2011, Wollongong, Australia, November 16-18, 2011. Proceedings. Springer. 16 pp, pp. 143-158. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25044-6_13).

Fujita, Katsuhide, Ito, Takayuki, Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen, Jonker, Catholijn, Kraus, Sarit and Lin, Raz (2013) The Second Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC 2011) In, Ito, Takayuki, Zhang, Minjie, Robu, Valentin and Matsuo, Tokuro (eds.) Complex Automated Negotiations: Theories, Models, and Software Competitions. Berlin, DE, Springer pp. 183-197. (Studies in Computational Intelligence, 435, 435). (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30737-9_11).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn (2014) Effective acceptance conditions in real-time automated negotiation Decision Support Systems, 60, pp. 68-77. (doi:10.1016/j.dss.2013.05.021).

Baarslag, Tim and Hindriks, Koen V. (2013) Accepting optimally in automated negotiation with incomplete information At AAMAS2013: 2013 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, United States. 06 - 10 May 2013. 8 pp, pp. 715-722.

Baarslag, Tim, Hendrikx, Mark, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn, (2012) Measuring the performance of online opponent models in automated bilateral negotiation Thielscher, Michael and Zhang, Dongmo (eds.) In AI 2012: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Springer Berlin Heidelberg., pp. 1-14. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35101-3_1).

Baarslag, Tim, Hendrikx, Mark, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn (2013) Predicting the performance of opponent models in automated negotiation At Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on, United States. 17 - 20 Nov 2013. , pp. 59-66. (doi:10.1109/WI-IAT.2013.91).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn, (2011) Acceptance conditions in automated negotiation Causmaecker, Patrick De, Maervoet, Joris, Messelis, Tommy, Verbeeck, Katja and Vermeulen, Tim (eds.) At Proceedings of the 23rd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Belgium. , pp. 363-365.

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen and Jonker, Catholijn (2011) Acceptance conditions in automated negotiation At ICT.Open 2011. 14 - 15 Nov 2011.

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen, Hendrikx, Mark, Dirkzwager, Alex and Jonker, Catholijn (2014) Decoupling negotiating agents to explore the space of negotiation strategies In, Marsa-Maestre, Ivan, Lopez-Carmona, Miguel A., Ito, Takayuki, Zhang, Minjie, Bai, Quan and Fujita, Katsuhide (eds.) Novel Insights in Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiation. Tokyo, JP, Springer pp. 61-83. (Studies in Computational Intelligence, 535). (doi:10.1007/978-4-431-54758-7_4).

Baarslag, Tim, Hindriks, Koen, Hendrikx, Mark, Dirkzwager, Alex and Jonker, Catholijn (2012) Decoupling negotiating agents to explore the space of negotiation strategies At Proceedings of the 24th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2012), Netherlands. 25 - 26 Oct 2012. , pp. 1-2.

Baarslag, Tim (2013) Designing an automated negotiator: learning what to bid and when to stop In Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems., pp. 1419-1420.

Baarslag, Tim (2013) Accepting optimally in automated negotiation with incomplete information At Proceedings of the 25th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Netherlands. 07 - 08 Nov 2013.

Baarslag, Tim and Gerding, Enrico H. (2015) Optimal incremental preference elicitation during negotiation At Twenty-fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Argentina. 24 - 31 Jul 2015. 7 pp, pp. 3-9.

Baarslag, Tim, Liccardi, Ilaria, Gerding, Enrico H., Gomer, Richard and schraefel, m.c. (2015) Negotiating mobile app permissions At Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC 2015), Netherlands. 23 - 26 Oct 2015. 3 pp.

Baarslag, Tim, Gerding, Enrico H., Aydogan, Reyhan and schraefel, m.c. (2015) Optimal negotiation decision functions in time-sensitive domains At 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), Singapore. 06 - 09 Dec 2015. 8 pp, pp. 190-197. (doi:10.1109/WI-IAT.2015.161).

Baarslag, Tim, Hendrikx, Mark J.C., Hindriks, Koen V. and Jonker, Catholijn M. (2016) Learning about the opponent in automated bilateral negotiation: a comprehensive survey of opponent modeling techniques Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 30, (5), pp. 849-898. (doi:10.1007/s10458-015-9309-1).

Baarslag, Tim, Aydogan, Reyhan, Hindriks, Koen V., Fuijita, Katsuhide, Ito, Takayuki and Jonker, Catholijn M. (2015) The Automated Negotiating Agents Competition, 2010-2015 AI Magazine, 36, (4), Winter Issue, pp. 115-118. (doi:10.1609/aimag.v36i4.2609).

Baarslag, Tim, Hendrikx, Mark J.C., Hindriks, Koen V. and Jonker, Catholijn M. (2016) A survey of opponent modeling techniques in automated negotiation At AAMAS2016: 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, Singapore. 09 - 13 May 2016. 2 pp, pp. 575-576.

Baarslag, Tim, Alan, Alper T., Gomer, Richard C., Liccardi, Ilaria, Marreiros, Helia, Gerding, Enrico and schraefel, m.c. (2016) Negotiation as an interaction mechanism for deciding app permissions At CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, United States. 07 - 12 May 2016. , pp. 2012-2019. (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892340).

Chen, Shaofei, Baarslag, Tim, Zhao, Dengji, Chen, Jing and Shen, Lincheng (2016) A polynomial time optimal algorithm for robot-human search under uncertainty At The 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Argentina. 25 - 31 Jul 2016. 7 pp.

Truong, Ngoc Cuong, Baarslag, Tim, Ramchurn, Gopal and Tran-Thanh, Long (2016) Interactive scheduling of appliance usage in the home At 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-160, United States. 09 - 15 Jul 2016. 7 pp.

Aydogan, Reyhan, Baarslag, Tim, Jonker, Catholijn M., Fujita, Katsuhide, Ito, Takayuki, Hadfi, Rafik and Hayakawa, Kohei (2016) A baseline for non-linear bilateral negotiations: the full results of the agents competing in ANAC 2014 In, Intelligent Computational Systems: a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective. Sharjah, AE, Bentham Science pp. 1-25. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence).

Baarslag, Tim, alper, alan, Gomer, Richard, Alam, Muddasser, charith, perera, Gerding, Enrico and schraefel, m.c. (2017) An Automated Negotiation Agent for Permission Management At AAMAS 2017: 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.

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