William G. Kennedy  

Ph.D., Captain, USN (Ret.)  




Research Assistant Professor
Center for Social Complexity
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Office: Research Hall rm 380
Phone: 703-993-9291
e-mail: wkennedy@gmu.edu


Welcome to my little lab ("MLLab.com")

As a brief introduction, I am a Research Assistant Professor at George Mason University where I have been since the fall of 2008. I have already completed full careers in the Navy (30 years in the Submarine Service and the Naval Reserves) and with the federal government (Nuclear Regulatory Commission (10 yrs) then Department of Energy (15 yrs)). I earned a Ph.D. in Information Technology in 2003 (Artificial Intelligence) and retired from federal civil service two years later. I then did a 3 year post-doc at the Naval Research Laboratory in cognitive robotics, which changed my research interests toward Cognitive Science. My research is now in modeling our cognitive processes, such as learning and trust, and modeling human behavior in agent-based models of groups and societies. While my research home is the Center for Social Complexity in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, I am also affilated with the College of Science's Department of Computational and Data Science and I teach for both the Computational Social Science program and the Department of Psychology.