As a researcher I am interested in the interface between scientific theory and data analytics. Advances in data collection and analysis have changed the way we learn about the world around us. But to move from raw data to understanding still requires the generation and validation of scientific theories. I aim to create bespoke statistical analyses, rather than forcing data to fit into pre-existing tools. I also work on formalising and extending theory in the areas I analyse.
Most of my published research has been in the areas of collective animal behaviour, navigation and social dynamics. My current focus is on the causes and effects of individual differences in groups, and on the role of selection biases in data analytics.
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