Nico Roos is an associate professor at the department of Data-science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maastricht University (UM). Nico Roos joint DKE in 1995. Since 1998, he has been coordinating the Agent Technology group, and since 2009, the Robots Agents and Interaction research group and the Robotlab of DKE. In 2018, Nico Roos was appointed as coordinator of Explainable and Reliable Artificial Intelligence research theme.

Nico Roos has a background in electrical engineering and computer science. In 1991, he received his PhD from the Delft University of Technology for his research on the handling of inconsistent and uncertain information.

From the beginning of 2008 till the end of 2010, Nico Roos has been the Director of Studies for the bachelor program Data-Science and Artificial Intelligence, and the master programs Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Decision Making. In the same period, he was a member of the Board of DKE. Nico Roos has been the chair of the faculty council for 8 year, he has been a member and the chair of the Board of Examiners and the Board of Admission, and he has been a member of the Program Committee for the bachelor program and the two master programs. He has been a member of the board for the Maastricht University excellence program Marble for 12 years. Currently, he is a member of the Country Team China of Maastricht University, and he is the chair of the Assessment Committee of DKE.