BIOGRAPHY

LEONARDO STELLA

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 interactions.


Between 2019 and 2021, I was a Lecturer in Computer Games Programming at the University of Derby, School of Computing and Engineering. During this time, I supervised a KTP project with Bloc Digital on creating information models for virtual reality training solutions and received an early career researcher fund (ECR Development Fund) to investigate the impact of unpredictable and irrational behaviours to virus propagation within immersive environments and how to visualise data in VR (resulting in two conference proceedings and a journal paper).

I received the PhD degree in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Roderich Gross and Dario Bauso. I was awarded the departmental scholarship for the full duration of the doctorate.

I received the Laurea Triennale degree, equivalent to BSc, in Ingegneria Informatica (Computer Engineering) in 2013 from the Università di Palermo, Italy, after being awarded the departmental scholarship to study for two years at USI, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland, in the Department of Computer Science. I received the Laurea Magistrale degree, equivalent to MSc, in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in 2016 from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

CONTACTS

School of Computer Science

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Office: 215