Peter Stone

Dr. Peter Stone's main research interest in AI is understanding how we can best create complete intelligent agents. He considers adaptation, interaction, and embodiment to be essential capabilities of such agents. Thus, his research focuses mainly on machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics. For him, the most exciting research topics are those inspired by challenging real-world problems. He believes that complete, successful research includes both precise, novel algorithms and fully implemented and rigorously evaluated applications. His application domains have included robot soccer, autonomous bidding agents, autonomous vehicles, autonomic computing, and social agents.


Research Interests: 
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Multiagent Systems
  • Robotics
  • Multiagent Learning
  • AI Planning
Current Research: 

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Stefano Albrecht and Peter Stone. 2018. Autonomous Agents Modelling Other Agents: A Comprehensive Survey and Open Problems. Artificial Intelligence Journal. 258:66–95.
Patrick MacAlpine and Peter Stone. 2018. Overlapping Layered Learning. Artificial Intelligence Journal. 254:21–43.
Piyush Khandelwal, Shiqi Zhang, Jivko Sinapov, Matteo Leonetti, Jesse Thomason, Fangkai Yang, Ilaria Gori, Maxwell Svetlik, Priyanka Khante, Vladimir Lifschitz, J. K. Aggarwal, Raymond Mooney, and Peter Stone. 2017. BWIBots: A platform for bridging the gap between AI and human--robot interaction research. International Journal of Robotics Research. 36: 635-659 .
Guni Sharon, Michael W. Levin, Josiah P. Hanna, Tarun Rambha, Stephen D. Boyles, and Peter Stone. 2017. Network-wide Adaptive Tolling for Connected and Automated vehicles. ransportation Research Part C. 84:142–157.
Todd Hester and Peter Stone. 2013. TEXPLORE: Real-Time Sample-Efficient Reinforcement Learning for Robots. Machine Learning Journal. 90(3):385–429.

Awards & Honors

2019 - AAAS Fellow
2019 - Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship
2018 - IEEE Fellow
2016 - ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award
2012 - AAAI Fellow
2008 - Guggenheim Fellow
2008 - Fulbright Award
2008 - William David Blunk Memorial Professorship
2007 - IJCAI Computers and Thought Award
2004 - Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow