Colin Lynch speaking on KXCI’s “Thesis Thursday” – 2/7/2017

Picture of Colin Lynch relaxing in a big hand-shaped chairColin is a senior at the University of Arizona studying neuroscience, ecology, and creative writing. Being a medic in the Arizona Army National Guard, Colin had grown used to operating within networks that possess a strict hierarchical structure. He was therefore surprised when he learned that many systems within nature can self-organize without needing to appeal to a central authority. He is now working to identify, model, and test for the existence of cognitive mechanisms that can result in the emergent behavior of complex adaptive systems. He hopes to become a professor at a tier-one research university someday, and he enjoys writing poetry and short stories in his spare time.