Koen Hindriks new professor on Artificial Intelligence

The Executive Board of the VU has appointed Koen Hindriks as Professor on ‘Artificial Intelligence’ at the Computer Science department, as of 1 October 2018.

11/07/2018 | 2:26 PM

In his last position Koen worked as Associate Professor on Interactive Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the TU Delft. In addition he is the CEO of the company Interactive Robotics. Hindriks is interested in bridging the gap between existing sub-symbolic techniques in AI (e.g. machine learning, computer vision) with symbolic techniques (e.g. KR, planning).

Koen Hindriks (1971) holds a PhD degree from Utrecht University and a MSc degree from the University of Groningen in Computing Science. He is chair of the Board of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence, a member of the International Society of Applied Intelligence, and theme leader of the Delft Robotics Institute. Hindriks has published more than 150 papers on agent technology and organized many events in this area.

His research focuses on the analysis, modeling, and development of agent technology that integrates different aspects of intelligence such as reasoning, decision-making, planning, learning and interaction but also integrates aspects such as emotional intelligence. This multi-agent technology has been applied, among others, in micro-simulation of domains such as traffic, logistics and supply chain management, serious gaming, negotiation, socio-cognitive robotics, and user modeling. Hindriks has designed and developed the agent programming languages 3APL and GOAL and worked on the verification and specification of agent programs.