Competition: US & Canada
University of Texas, Austin
Peter Stone is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 and his M.S. in 1995 from Carnegie Mellon University, both in Computer Science. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1993. From 1999 to 2002 he was a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Artificial Intelligence Principles Research Department at AT&T Labs – Research. Dr. Stone’s research interests include planning, machine learning, multiagent systems, robotics, and e-commerce. Application domains include robot soccer, autonomous bidding agents, traffic management, and autonomic computing. His doctoral thesis research contributed a flexible multiagent team structure and multiagent machine learning techniques for teams operating in real-time noisy environments in the presence of both teammates and adversaries. He has developed teams of robot soccer agents that have won six robot soccer tournaments (RoboCup) in both simulation and with real robots. He has also developed agents that have won four auction trading agent competitions (TAC).
He is the author of Layered Learning in Multiagent Systems: A Winning Approach to Robotic Soccer (MIT Press, 2000) as well as a co-author of Autonomous Bidding Agents: Strategies and Lessons from the Trading Agent Competition (MIT Press, 2007). In 2003, he won a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his research on learning agents in dynamic, collaborative, and adversarial multiagent environments. In 2004, he was named an ONR Young Investigator for his research on machine learning on physical robots. Most recently, he was awarded the IJCAI 2007 Computers and Thought award.