Faces of ESLR: Jingyu Xi

I study animals as agents. My work uses a combination of computational modeling and behavioral experiments to understand the emergence of collective intelligence (…or stupidity) in diverse network topologies. Animals make decisions based on information foraged from both individual learning and social learning. The swarm intelligence thus is largely biased by information diffusion through interactions in dynamic network topologies. My main research interest is driven by the goal of achieving a deeper understanding of the co-evolution of the two complex systems: network and collective dynamics.


I’m a PhD student from the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behavior (CASCB) at the University of Konstanz, supervised by Dr. Wataru Toyokawa and Prof. Wolfgang Gaissmaier. Previously, I completed my master’s degree at Boston University and studied cognitive and social development of babies and children.

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Jingyu Xi