William G. Kennedy  

Ph.D., Captain, USN (Ret.)  






Associate Professor (Term)
Center for Social Complexity
Department of Computational and Data Sciences
College of Science George Mason University, MS 6B2
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Office: Research Hall rm 378
Phone: 703-993-9291
e-mail: wkennedy@gmu.edu


Welcome to My Little Lab website

I am an Associate Professor at George Mason University in the College of Science within the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (but collaborate with colleagues across the university). I teach data science and computational social science (CSS) courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For over a dozen years, I have been leading CSS modeling projects and recently completed a project characterizing the reaction of the population of New York city to a nuclear weapon detonation. I came to Mason after completing successful careers in federal civil service and military service and earned a PhD late in life. My research area is modeling our cognitive processes and behavior using cognitive models and agent-based models of small groups to societies. My office is the Center for Social Complexity where I am a co-Director.