Informatics Forum, 2.06
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Stefano V. Albrecht
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where I lead the Autonomous Agents Research Group. I am also a Royal Society Industry Fellow working with FiveAI to develop AI technologies for autonomous driving in urban environments.
My research interests are in the areas of autonomous agents, multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, and game theory, with a focus on sequential decision making under uncertainty. The long-term goal of my research is to create intelligent autonomous agents capable of robust interaction with other agents to accomplish tasks in complex environments.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Peter Stone's group at UT Austin where I was supported by a Humboldt Foundation fellowship. I obtained PhD and MSc degrees in AI from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc degree in Computer Science from TU Darmstadt.
I am always looking for talented students who have a deep interest in autonomous systems and want to work on challenging research problems. Top grades, excellent programming skills, and the ability to work independently are essential. If you need inspiration for research topics, take a look at these recent surveys on opponent modelling and multi-agent reinforcement learning which include sections on open problems. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss research ideas.
For a list of PhD funding sources, see here.