Leonardo Stella


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Since 2022, Dr Leonardo Stella is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. Between 2019 and 2021, he was a Lecturer in Computer Games Programming at the University of Derby, School of Computing and Engineering.

His research interests are game theory and machine learning for decision-making and optimisation. His work has been published in highly-regarded international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TACON), Automatica, IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (IJRNC) and SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON).

Dr Stella is Guest Editor for the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (IJRNC). Furthermore, he has worked as ad-hoc reviewer for major journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Control Systems Letters, IEEE Conference in Decision and Control, American Control Conference.

Research interests

  • Game Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory
  • Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning
  • Optimisation
  • Nonlinear Systems, Stability Analysis


  • PhD in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield (2019)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018)
  • Laurea Magistrale (MSc) in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, La Sapienza Università di Roma (2016)
  • Laurea Triennale (BSc) in Computer Engineering, Università degli Studi di Palermo (2013)


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