dr. (M.T.J.) Matthijs Spaan

As an assistant professor at the Algorithmics group, Delft University of Technology, Matthijs Spaan research focuses on decision making under uncertainty for single agents (such as robots) as well as multiagent systems.

A major goal of Artificial Intelligence is designing agents: systems that perceive their environment and execute actions.

In particular, a fundamental question is how to build intelligent agents.

When uncertainty and many agents are involved, this question is particularly challenging and has not yet been answered in a satisfactory way.


  • 2002 – 2006 University of Amsterdam, Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • 1997 – 2002 University of Amsterdam, Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence

Work Experience

  • 2013 Delft University of Technology, Assistant Professor
  • 2011 – 2013 Delft University of Technology, Marie Curie Research Fellow
  • 2006 – 2011 Institute for Systems and Robotics, Research Scientist

Links to projects and researches

Research Group :

Algorithmics & single/ multi agent systems

Specialisatie :

IT: Distributed Service Platform
IT: Smart Algorithms (HV / MD)

TU Delft

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