About me




I am broadly interested in collective behavior in biological and social systems, and the ways in which we can characterize and understand these systems using quantitative tools. I recently started a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany.

In Nov 2016, I completed my PhD in Quantitative and Computational Biology at Princeton University, where I studied collective animal behavior in fish at baboons as a member of the Couzin lab. Before coming to Princeton, I went to Swarthmore College, where I majored in physics and minored in biology. My interest in complex systems was sparked by participating in a summer research program at the Santa Fe Institute in 2008, and I have been hooked ever since.

I can be reached via email at arianasp - at - gmail.com.