Stefano V. Albrecht

Informatics Forum, 2.06
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
United Kingdom


Stefano V. Albrecht

I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, where I lead the Autonomous Agents Research Group within the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications. I am a Royal Society Industry Fellow working with FiveAI to research and develop AI technologies for autonomous vehicles.

My research interests are in the areas of autonomous agents, multi-agent systems, machine/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 dynamic environments. This involves a number of challenging problems, including efficient learning and adaptation in the presence of uncertainty as well as inference and planning in complex, dynamically changing environments.

See publications for more details.



I am looking for talented students who have a keen 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 this recent survey and its section on open problems, as well as this tutorial. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss research ideas.

Applications are now open for the Robotics and Autonomous Systems CDT (4-year PhD programme). Please contact me if you want to apply and work in my group.

For a list of PhD funding sources, see here.