We are interested in understanding how the interactions of relatively simple components at different temporal and spatial scales can lead to the observation of emergent phenomena.

Vocal communication

We study animal behavior, in particular, vocal communication, as an example of emergent phenomena.

Information transfer

We develop rigorous statistical and computational methods to infer and interpret the interaction between different components of the nervous system at several temporal and spatial scales.

Long memory processes

We study stochastic chains with unbounded memories (SCUMs) as an example of a mathematical object that can exhibit emergent phenomena like phase transition and intermittency.