The DiODe team, together with Masters student Anna Font-Llenas, won the Best Paper Aware of ANTS 2018 for their paper ‘Quality-sensitive foraging by a robot swarm through virtual pheromone trails‘
James, Thomas, Giovanni, and Aldo will present four research outcomes from DiODe at the 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2018) which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 23 to 27 July, 2018.
Thomas, James and Giovanni co-organised a minisymposium on Collective Behaviour and Decision Making, at the 2017 Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution conference in London.
The speakers covered a diverse range of topics, from naming games to building the Matrix for fish. The full list of speakers and titles is as follows:
- Andrea Baronchelli (City University London) – The spontaneous emergence of conventions
- Andreagiovanni Reina (University of Sheffield) – A model of the best-of-N nest-site selection process in honeybees
- Arianna Bottinelli (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics) – The breakdown of coordination and the emergence of dangerous collective motions in high-density crowds
- Colin Torney (University of Glasgow) – Cues and collective decision-making in migrating ungulates
- Renaud Bastien (University of Konstanz) – A simple model of collective behaviour driven by the visual field
James and project collaborator Naomi Leonard (Princeton) co-organised a minisymposium on ‘Excitability, Feedback and Collective Decision-Making Dynamics’, at the 2017 SIAM Meeting on Dynamical Systems, in Snowbird.
Thomas contributed one of four talks on decision-making dynamics, exploring the roles of excitability and feedback in neural and collective decision systems. The speakers were:
- Excitability and Feedback in Regulation of Foraging Harvester Ants – Renato Pagliara, Princeton University, USA; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford University, USA; Naomi E. Leonard, Princeton University, USA
- Models of Value-Sensitive Decision Making – Thomas Bose, Andreagiovanni Reina, and James A R Marshall, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Coupled Drift-diffusion Model and the Speed-accuracy Tradeoff in Collective Decision-making – Vaibhav Srivastava, Michigan State University, USA
- Evidence Accumulation in Dynamic Environments – Zachary P. Kilpatrick, University of Colorado Boulder, USA; Adrian Radillo and Kresimir Josic, University of Houston, USA; Alan Veliz-Cuba, University of Dayton, USA
The DiODe team organises a minisymposium at the Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution conference taking place in London this July. In this minisymposium, recent progress on collective behaviour and decision making will be discussed by a selection of excellent speakers.