Michael Kaisers graduated from Maastricht University with a BSc in Knowledge Engineering in 2007 and a MSc in Artificial Intelligence in 2008. He earned the honor summa cum laude in both cases, while abbreviating the three-years bachelor's program to two years and complementing his master's program by an extra-curricular four-month research visit to Prof. dr. Simon Parsons at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
In a nationwide competition, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded him a TopTalent 2008 grant for his PhD research. In September 2008, he commenced his PhD position at Eindhoven University of Technology. From August 2009, the project continued at Maastricht University. He intensified his international research experience through a three-month research visit to Prof. dr. Michael Littman at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, and published at various peer-reviewed workshops, conferences and journals.
From September 2010 to January 2012 he has chaired PhD Academy, which brings Maastricht PhD candidates together for social, educative and fun activities. He has also chaired the 4th Maastricht PhD conference (PhDC 2011) and the local organizing committee of the 9th European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems (EUMAS 2011). His dissertation coherently summarizes his PhD research and has been defended in December 2012.
The public thesis defense took place on Monday, 17 December 2012 at 4pm.
Michael remained affiliated with Maastricht University as a visiting postdoctoral research fellow while he filled the position of Director of Competence Center Agent Core Technologies in the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Technical University Berlin from March to September 2013. Since November 2013 he is pursuing his research at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam within the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems group, where he built a team working on intelligent joint decision making with applications to energy systems.
Following a successful tenure track evaluation, and passing the milestone of 1 million Euro total research funding acquired, he is a permanent staff member at CWI since 1 November 2017.
Artificial intelligence, multi-agent reinforcement learning, evolutionary game theory, dynamical systems.
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Michael Kaisers, PhD
Scientific Staff Member
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 (0) 20 - 592 4035