Graving, J.M. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) VAE-SNE: a deep generative model for simultaneous dimensionality reduction and clustering, in review.
Lutz, M.J., Reid, C.R., Lustri, C.J., Kao, A.B., Garnier, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Individual error correction drives responsive self-assembly in army ant scaffolding structures PNAS, 118 (17) e2013741118.
Wild, B., Dormagen, D.M., Zachariae, A., Smith, M.L., Traynor, K.S., Brockmann, D., Couzin, I.D. & Tim Landgraf (2021) Social networks predict the life and death of honey bees, Nature Communications 12, 1110.
Michael Smith is a social insect biologist interested in the patterns and processes of colony growth, development, and reproduction. Michael completed his PhD in 2017 with Tom Seeley, in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. There, he studied honey bee colony puberty, and how workers detect that their colony can “afford” to invest in reproductive infrastructure (drone comb). In the Couzin group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology,