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Collaborative Research: Multiscale modeling of division of labor in social insects

This project lives at the intersection of the social sciences, life sciences and applied mathematics. It uses rigorous mathematical modeling to examine social insects, to look at how network dynamics contribute to the evolution of complex biological systems and to explore how behavior evolves within complex systems in general. There are applications outside of biology, in areas including network routing, optimization theory and robotics.

 

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Project details 

Principal Investigator(s)
Yun Kang

Co-investigators
Jennifer Fewell, Dieter Armbruster

Date: 9/13/2013 - 8/31/2016

Agency: NSF

Award: $289,564