Dr. Frans A. Oliehoek (1981) is Associate Professor in the Department of Intelligent Systems, Delft University of Technology, where he focuses on interactive learning and decision making. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (2010) and M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence (2005) both from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He subsequently did postdocs at MIT (2010-2012) and Maastricht University (2012-2013), where he was appointed as a (non-permanent) Assistant Professor (2013-2014). In 2014 he moved back to UvA supported by an NWO VENI Fellowship and in parallel he took up a position as Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017.
Frans’ research interests lie in the intersection of machine learning, AI and game theory. He is considered an expert in the field of decision making under uncertainty, with emphasis on multiagent systems. He organized several workshops on Multiagent Sequential Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Multiagent Reinforcement Learning and taught tutorials on Decision Making under Uncertainty at AAMAS and the European Agent Systems Summer School. He received the best PC-member award at AAMAS 2012, and was awarded a number of research grants, including a prestigious €1.5M ERC Starting Grant for his project “INFLUENCE: Influence-based Decision-making in Uncertain Environments” which started February 2018.