09/28/2018 | short news | Angelina Tittmann

Excellent prospects for collective intelligence

Great news for IGB scientist Jens Krause and his group: Two excellence clusters on the subject of collective behaviour and intelligence will receive funding through the German Excellence Strategy starting 1 January 2019.

Jens Krause is an expert for collective behaviour, but also head of the Department 'Biology and Ecology of fishes' at IGB and holds a professorship at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. | Photo: IGB/Andy Küchenmeister

Science of Intelligence, a joint Cluster of Excellence of Technische Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is focusing on better understanding intelligence in all its facets. Jens Krause and his group contribute with their expertise on collective behavior and collective intelligence. The cluster’s methodological strategy is a very new approach in which all knowledge, methods, concepts, and theories must be incorporated into technological artifacts, such as robots or computer programs. These artifacts serve as a common “language” that is intended to facilitate scientific exchange across disciplinary boundaries.

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour is an initiative of the University of Konstanz that is dedicated to data-based research on collective behaviour, from swarm intelligence of animal groups and human decision-making processes to economic networks. Therefor, expertise from the fields of biology, psychology, physics, economics as well as computer science is bundled. The research cluster utilizes state-of-the-art sensor systems such as the space-based ICARUS module for tracking animal movements. Jens Krause is involved as external scientist. 


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Jens Krause

Head of Department
Working group
Mechanisms and Functions of Group-Living

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