Jake is a PhD student in the Couzin Lab. He studies how biological systems acquire and process information for making decisions. His research tests key assumptions of animal behavior at multiple scales by integrating computer vision, machine learning and information theory. Using desert locusts as a model system, Jake aims to gain new understanding of how swarms coordinate their movement as well as how individual variation contributes to the dynamics of group-level behavior. Jake earned his BSc and MSc in Biology at Bowling Green State University (USA) studying how amblypygids, a group of arachnids, find their way home in the dark.