Neil Yorke-Smith is a new Associate Professor in the Algorithmics group.
“Before joining TU Delft I was a faculty member at the American University of Beirut. My work focuses on building advanced tools to help human decision makers in complex situations, for example, in logistics. I deal with multi-agent settings and often large amounts of data. I am particularly interested in modelling behavioural aspects of planning and scheduling. This gives more realistic solutions because humans don't always opt for the 'best' decision, from a purely rational perspective. There are good synergies between my research and the work of my new colleagues. I also look forward to teaching the course Reasoning & Logic to first year Bachelor students. Teaching first year students is particularly rewarding to me as a lecturer. How do you create the best experience for these students that have just been dropped in this new world? I like to help them decide where they are going."