Scarlett Howard is a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT. Her current research involves examining the cognition and decision-making abilities of honeybees and the possible application of her results to computational processing.
By bridging the areas of biology, physics, technology, and neuro-entomology she hopes to extend what is known about the capacity of miniature brains and their potential links to improving machine vision and processing. Her work on honeybee cognition spans between collaborations in Australia and Europe.
She is also involved in projects relating to pollination, vision, and complex urban interactions. Scarlett’s previous Master’s research on vision, extrapolative ability, and illusionary perception in bees was conducted in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.