Toward a Science of Computational Ethology
The new field of "Computational Ethology" is made possible by advances in technology, mathematics, and engineering that allow scientists to automate the measurement and the analysis of animal behavior. We explore the opportunities and long-term directions of research in this area.
© 2014 Elsevier B.V. Under an Elsevier user license. Available online 1 October 2014. The authors are grateful to the Moore Foundation, to an ONR MURI grant, and to Caltech Provost Ed Stolper for funding their research in this area. Conversations with Michael Dickinson and Kristin Branson were influential in forming many of the ideas that shaped this contribution. D.J.A. is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an Allen Distinguished Investigator. This work was supported in part by a grant from Gerald Fischbach and the Simons Foundation. D.J.A. thanks P.P. for introducing him to the joys of LaTeX.