Professor Peter Stone has been named a 2018 IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to reinforcement learning, multiagent systems and robotics. Each year, IEEE, or the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, chooses from among nominated IEEE members from around the world for the distinction of Fellow Grade. Out of IEEE’s over 423,000 members, less than 10,000 are fellows.
IEEE Fellows are recognized for their accomplishments within IEEE’s fields of interest, which include a wide variety of computer and technology research fields from telecommunications to biomedical engineering. IEEE’s goal is to foster technological innovation for the benefit of humanity, and it publishes nearly a third of all technical literature on electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
Prof. Stone, who is also the founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group (LARG) within the UT Computer Science's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, as well as associate department chair and chair of the university's Robotics Portfolio Program , joined UT Austin in 2005.