Albert Hello! I'm currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, funded by a three-year James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems.

I received my Ph.D. in 2015 from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, under the supervision of Prof. Iain Couzin (now at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology). I received my A.B. in Physics with an emphasis in Biophysics from Harvard College in 2007.

Using a range of experimental and theoretical tools, I study the mechanisms and adaptiveness of collective behavior across biological systems, including slime molds, fish schools, ant colonies, and human groups. Please refer to my research page for details on ongoing projects.

Please contact me using the links below -- I'm always interested in new ideas and collaborations!


Recent news:

Dec 4, 2017: Our review paper describing the mechanisms underlying collective navigation has been accepted in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B! Currently available on Biorxiv.

Sept 25, 2017: Our paper extending our theory of army ant living bridges has been published in Journal of Theoretical Biology!

Last updated December 7, 2017.