I'm interested in the nexus of animal behaviour, sensory biology, collectives and all things in between these borders. Using a combination of field observations and computational modelling I aim to understand how animals carry off seemingly impossible tasks with ease.
2021-present: Postdoc at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour in the Couzin department. Working on analysing the multi-sensor Ushichka dataset of bat collective behaviour and echolocation in the wild
2015-2021: Doctoral work at MPI for Ornithology (Seewiesen) working on echolocation in groups of bats. PhD thesis link
2014-2015: Research assistant and lab manager, Azim Premji University (Bengaluru) - working on web construction and silk investment in social spiders.
Grants and Awards:
2021 : Medium grant at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (Uni Konstanz)
2015-2020 : DAAD-GSSP Stipend to pursue doctoral studies at the MPI for Ornithology (Seewiesen)
2013-2014 : CSIR-UGC fellowship (All India Rank 63)
2013-2014: Junior Research Fellow, B.E.E lab, IISER-TVM working on behavioural consistency in social spiders
2008-2013: BS-MS dual degreee in Biological Sciences, IISER-TVM