I am an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University in Denmark leading the Distributed Computational Intelligence group. Previously, I was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow (MSCF-IF) at the ALICE group at the Aston University in Birmingham, UK working on my European Commission funded H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie project called SOLOMON, I held a post-doc position in the Cyber-physical Systems group of Prof Radu Grosu at the University of Technology Vienna, Austria, and I was a PhD student at the Pervasive Computing group of Prof Bernhard Rinner at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria.

In my work, I investigate self-awareness and self-organising properties for autonomous computational systems. This includes learning, decision making, and coordination in self-organised and self-adaptive systems, especially in rapidly changing environments. In this context, I am also interested in modelling behaviour, goals, and interaction of collectives using Digital Twins and adapt those during runtime according to the current situation. I draw inspiration for my computational methods in systems biology, developmental psychology, and problem solving in nature.

Selected Publications
Lukas Esterle, John N.A. Brown
ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, 4, 4, (2020). https://doi.org/10.1145/3375403
Lukas Esterle, Peter R. Lewis
Online Multi-object k-coverage with Mobile Smart Cameras
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC). Nominated for best paper. 2017.
Kirstie Bellman, Jean Botev, Ada Diaconescu, Lukas Esterle, Christian Gruhl, Christopher Landauer, Peter R. Lewis, Phyllis R. Nelson, Evangelos Pournaras, Anthony Stein, Sven Tomforde
Self-improving system integration: Mastering continuous change
Future Generation Computer Systems, 117, (2021)