LEONARDO STELLA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (LECTURER) IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

ABOUT

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science.

My research interests are in the areas of Game Theory, Control, AI and Machine Learning. Specifically, in my research I focus on the coordination and consensus of agents in game frameworks where strategic interactions occur. Multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL) is my main research focus, where I investigate elements from game theory and machine learning and their overlaps.

NEWS

  • September 2022 - I am happy to announce that the Special Issue on Federated Learning for Internet of Things in the Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708) is now open for submissions. Deadline for submission: March 31st, 2023.

  • August 2022 - Hosted 2 students (Emily and Layan) through the In2Science Programme.

  • August 2022 - External examiner for Kingston University London.

  • July 2022 - After a successful collaboration within the UKRI KTP funded project, the results of our work have been published in the paper "Digital Twinning remote laboratories for online practical learning" and is now available here.

  • June 2022 - Open PhD positions available to join the University of Birmingham under my supervision. For more information click here!

  • May 2022 - Our paper "Lower Network Degrees Promote Cooperation in the Prisoner’s Dilemma with Environmental Feedback" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Control Systems Letters and is now available in early access here.

  • March - I have completed the apprenticeship in higher education, being awarded a distinction in the EPA (End Point Assessment) with en external examiner of the HEA and received the status of Fellow of the HEA.

  • January 2022 - I have joined the University of Birmingham as Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science.

  • December 2021 - Our paper "The Impact of Irrational Behaviours in the Optional Prisoner's Dilemma with Game-Environment Feedback" has been accepted for publication in the International Journal for Robust and Nonlinear Control (IJRNC), Special Issue on Approaches for Systems in the Life Sciences (available here).

  • September 2021 - Our paper "The Role of Asymptomatic Infections in the COVID-19 Epidemic via Complex Networks and Stability Analysis" has been accepted for publication in SICON. Our paper "Incorporating Human Behavior in VR Compartmental Simulation Models" has been published in ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) and is available at this link.

  • August 2021 - Our paper "Mean-Field Game for Collective Decision-Making in Honeybees via Switched Systems" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TACON) and is available at this link.

CONTACTS

School of Computer Science

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Office: 215