Stefano V. Albrecht

Stefano V. Albrecht


Room 1.43
Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
United Kingdom




I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. My doctoral advisor is Dr. Subramanian Ramamoorthy, with whom I work in the Robust Autonomy and Decisions Group in the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour. Prior to this, I received a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt. See here for a short CV.


My research interests are in the broad area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems, specifically learning, adaptation, planning, and inference in single- and multi-agent systems. A brief summary of my Ph.D. research can be found here (January 2014) and here (February 2013).

My Ph.D. research is subdivided into primary and secondary lines of work. The primary line of work is concerned with the ad hoc coordination problem, in which the goal is to design an autonomous agent which is able to achieve optimal flexibility and efficiency in multiagent systems with no prior behavioural coordination. The following papers are a result of this line of work:

The secondary line of work is concerned with efficient monitoring in partially observable Markov decision processes. Specifically, this work is on how a causal relation called passivity can be exploited to accelerate the monitoring task in stochastic systems. The following papers are a result of this line of work:

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