Stone is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor and Associate
Chair of Computer Science, as well as Director of Texas Robotics,
at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013 he was
awarded the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching
Award and in 2014 he was inducted into the UT Austin Academy of
Distinguished Teachers, earning him the title of University
Distinguished Teaching Professor. Professor Stone's research
interests in Artificial Intelligence include machine learning
(especially reinforcement learning), multiagent systems, and robotics.
Professor Stone received his Ph.D in Computer Science in 1998 from
Carnegie Mellon University. From 1999 to 2002 he was a Senior
Technical Staff Member in the Artificial Intelligence Principles
Research Department at AT&T Labs - Research. He is an Alfred
P. Sloan Research Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IEEE Fellow,
AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, and 2004 ONR Young Investigator. In
2007 he received the prestigious IJCAI Computers and Thought Award,
given biannually to the top AI researcher under the age of 35, and in
2016 he was awarded the ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award.
Professor Stone co-founded Cogitai, Inc., a startup company focused on
continual learning, in 2015, and currently serves as Executive
Director of Sony AI America.