Dr. Pavan Kaushik (He/Him)

Department of Collective Behavior

Main Focus

I love to tinker, from robots to insects. During my PhD from NCBS, India, I built a naturalistic multimodal virtual reality, combining panoramic vision, olfaction and wind. I used it to deconstruct the decision processes in multiple flying insects during search behaviour. Currently, I am a postdoc at Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Konstanz and I am trying to understand the mechanistic basis of swarm intelligence. How does individual decision making of multiple agents and their interactions give rise to collective choices using Matrix VR. 

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