David Smith

Senior Research Scientist

Professor and Principal Investigator Earth-Life Science Institute (Tokyo)
School of Biological Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology
http://www.santafe.edu/~desmith/

david.smith@biosci.gatech.edu

Research Summary:

Major transitions in evolution are boundaries where sets of individuals at one level cross over to acting collectively as new kinds of individuals at another level. Smith’s work concerns the statistics of coordinated behaviors of sets, both in the dynamics that generate population states and in the statistical inference by which we reconstruct them.