The DiODe team are organising a conference on Collective Decision-Making to mark the close of the project. This will take place in Sheffield on May 20th and 21st, and features an extensive line-up of high-profile interdisciplinary speakers.
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.