Maître de Conférences, Associate Professor, Strasbourg University
Since 2011 : Associate Professor, University of Strasbourg
Since 2008 : research associate, Unit of Social Ecology, free university of Brussels
2010-2011 : research fellow, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
2009- 2010 : research associate, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
2007-2008 : Lecturer in Ethology, Strasbourg University
2005-2008 : PhD in Ethology. Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France ; free University of Brussels, Belgium.
JSPS Alumni (2010)
Prize of the Society of Biology of Strasbourg for the best thesis (2009)
Prize « Le Monde de la Recherche universitaire » for the best thesis (2009)
Fulbright Alumni (2009)
Member of the European Doctoral College of Strasbourg (2006-2010)
Every day, millions of humans make decisions about issues of interest for the group or the community they represent. Equivalent processes have been described well by several authors for animal societies. Group members must take decisions satisfying the majority of individuals (i.e. decision accuracy) but in a relative short period (i.e. decision speed). Much time may be required to make an accurate decision between alternatives, because evaluating information may be a lengthy process. Nevertheless, empirical studies demonstrating the conflict between speed and accuracy in decision making are mostly investigations in the field of human performance and psychology. Several factors can affect this trade-off between speed and accuracy. Better information can enhance the efficiency of the decision. However, the decision efficiency also depends on the way individuals are inter-connected, that is, according to the social network. I want to assess how the information quality and social network may enhance the collective decision-making by increasing both the accuracy and the speed of the decision.