Dr. Tomas Klos

Teacher of the year 2011, faculty of EEMCS

Assistant Professor in the Algorithmics Group of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS/EWI), Delft University of Technology.


My research focuses on developing and analyzing algorithms for solving problems related to planning, scheduling and coordination in multi-agent systems. I’m particularly interested in empirical evaluation of algorithms.


The paper “A Novel Priority Rule Heuristic: Learning from Justification” (with Frits de Nijs) received an Honorable Mention for the Best Paper award at the ICAPS 2014 conference.

The paper “Flexibility and Decoupling in the Simple Temporal Problem” (with Michel Wilson, Cees Witteveen, and Bob Huisman) won a Distinguished paper award at the IJCAI 2013 conference.

The paper “Optimal Temporal Decoupling in Task Scheduling with Preferences” (with Leon Endhoven and Cees Witteveen) won a Best Paper award at the BNAIC 2011 conference.

The computer science students elected me Teacher of the Year in the academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. In the other years of my teaching carreer (that started when I came to Delft in 2008), I was runner-up.

Employment History

Before coming to Delft in January 2008, I worked as a postdoc at CWI, the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. Before CWI, I worked at TNO and at KPN Research. In 2000, I got my PhD in Management and Organization from the University of Groningen.

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