2008 Burka Award

Presented to: Dr. Holger G. Krapp

Citation: For his paper “Estimation of Self-Motion for Gaze and Flight Stabilization in Flying Insects” published in the Summer 2008 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 147.

Dr. Holger G. Krapp

Dr. Holger G. Krapp received his Diploma in Biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 1992. In 1995 he finished his PhD at the Max- Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, on optic flow processing in flies. After a brief postdoc at the Max- Planck Institute he became a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, Pasadena, USA, working on collision avoidance in locusts. In 1997 he commenced a position as a research fellow at Bielefeld University, Germany, continuing his work on the fly visual system. In 2000 he became a lecturer in Sensory Neuroscience in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK, investigating fundamental principles underlying visually guided behaviour in insects. He was appointed as a senior lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, in 2005 where he started working on multisensory integration in the context of flight and gaze stabilization in flying insects.