I am a computational biologist interested in understanding complex systems. Such systems consist of many individual elements, but as a group show a level of complexity that is "larger than the sum of their parts".
In the biological domain, social insects are one of the most impressive examples of such complex systems, but my research interest extends to the field of swarm robotics in which some of the biological concepts are applied. Across systems, I am interested in self-assembly into functional structures and the collective construction of structures and transport infrastructure.
The toolkit I have previously drawn from to answer these questions comprise image processing, computer vision, machine learning, evolutionary simulations, agent-based and system-level models. I am however consistently expanding my repertoire to pursue questions of complexity from a variety of different angles.
For information on my already published work, please visit the Research section.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Computer Science, where I investigate biological behaviour as a model for swarm robotics.