Stefano V. Albrecht

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


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Dr. 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. In my role as Royal Society Industry Fellow, I work with a team at Five AI to develop AI technologies for autonomous driving in urban environments. I am also affiliated with the Alan Turing Institute where I lead the effort on multi-agent systems research.

Dr. Stefano Albrecht speaking at the Royal Society in London 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 at the University of Texas at Austin in Peter Stone's group. I obtained PhD and MSc degrees in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Darmstadt. I received fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung).


See Google Patents for a list of co-authored patents.


I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MSc-level course: Reinforcement Learning (INFR11010).


I am always looking for talented students who have a deep interest in autonomous systems and want to work on challenging research problems. If you are looking for potential research topics, see our surveys on multi-agent reinforcement learning, agents modelling other agents, and ad hoc teamwork. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss research ideas. I am more likely to reply if your message includes concrete ideas for research projects.

PhD funding sources: here, here, here

Handbook for PhD students in our group