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Computer Scientist Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2008

Peter Stone with robots Peter Stone, a professor of computer sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on teams of mobile robots. The Guggenheim Fellowships recognize professionals who demonstrate distinguished scholarly achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Stone's research program focuses on machine learning and robotics, particularly in collaborative and adversarial dynamic environments. Full Story

University of Texas at Austin

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