…it would be Professor Mandyam Srinivasan. Granted, I may be a little unique there but I have enjoyed many of his papers on honey bee neurophysiology. He is Professor of Visual Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute in Australia. His research focuses on the principles of visual processing, perception and cognition in bees and on the application of what he learns to machine vision and robotics.
The following two TED talks are fascinating.
The following is a more recent video and impressive results. The title is From Birds To Bees To ‘Bots: what can robots learn from nature?