Bence P. Ölveczky

Bence Ölveczky is a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard and heads a lab studying the neural circuit mechanisms that underlie different aspects of motor skill learning and execution. He has received several awards, including the McKnight and Klingenstein Fellowships. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife Daniele and their three young children, Oscar, Eva, and Camilla.

For further insight into his background, here is a link to an Interview with Bence Ölveczky.

Professor Ölveczky plans to lecture on animal migration, collective intelligence in animal groups, and signals and communication in animals. He will talk about the evolutionary and mechanistic explanation of these phenomenon in general as well as some recent research that is advancing understanding of these topics.