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Orit Peleg

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
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Peleg is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department and the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, an External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute, and an Explorer at the National Geographic Society. She is leading an interdisciplinary lab aimed at understanding how biological communication signals are generated and interpreted, using insect swarms as a model system. Her honorary recognitions include the Cottrell Scholar Award and the Complex Systems Society Junior Scientific Award. Peleg draws from a multidisciplinary background; She holds a B.S. in physics and computer science and an M.S. in physics from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She then moved to Switzerland to get her Ph.D. in materials science at ETH Zurich, and then to Boston for a Postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in first chemistry, and then applied mathematics.

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