William G. Kennedy  

Ph.D., Captain, USN (Ret.)  

  

Publications

These publications include recent research and academic publications. Peer reviewed abstracts, talks, and additional government and government-related publications are included in the full CV.

Research Publications:

Edited Books:

  • Kennedy, W.G., Argawal, N. and Yang, S.J. (Eds.) (2014) Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction: 6th International Conference, SPB 2014, Washington, DC, April 1-4, 2014, Proceedings. LNCS 8393. Springer-Verlag: Berlin. (link)

  • Greenberg, A.M., Kennedy, W.G., and Bos, N.D. (Eds.) (2013) Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction: 6th International Conference, SPB 2013, Washington, DC, April 2-5, 2013, Proceedings. LNCS 7812. Springer-Verlag: Berlin. (link)

Book Chapters

  • Kennedy, W.G., Cotla, C.R., Gulden, T., Coletti, M, and Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2014) Towards Validating a Model of Households and Societies of East Africa. Advances in Computational Social Science: The Fourth World Congress, Chapter 20, pp 315-328, S.H. Chen, I. Terano, H. Yamamoto, C.C. Tai (Eds.) Springer. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2012) Long-Term Learning in Soar. In Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Norbert M. Seel (Ed.) 1st Edition 2012. ISBN 978-1-4419-1427-9. Springer. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2011) Modelling Human Behavior in Agent-Based Models. Chapter in M. Batty, A. Heppenstall, and A. Crooks (Eds.) Current Geographical Theories for Agent-Based Modelling. Springer. (pdf)

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Colletti, M., Hultquits, C., Kennedy, W.G., Cervone, G. (2017) Validating Safecast data by comparisons to a U. S. Department of Energy Fukushima Prefecture aerial survey. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 171, pp 9-20. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Ihara, E.S., Tompkins, C.J., Wolf-Branigin, M.E. (2015) Computational Modeling of Caregiver Stress. Journal of Policy Studies and Complex Systems 2(1), pp 31-44. (pdf)

  • Skoggard, I. and Kennedy, W.G. (2013) An Interdisciplinary Approach to Agent-Based Modeling of Conflict in Eastern Africa. Practicing Anthropology 35(1), pp 29-33. (pdf)

  • Andrei, A. and Kennedy, W.G. (2013) Agent-Based Models and Ethnography: Combining Qualitative and Computational Techniques with Complexity Theory. Practicing Anthropology 35(1), pp 14-18. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Ritter, F. E., Best, B. E. (2011). Behavioral representation in modeling and simulation: Introduction to CMOT special issue-BRiMS 2010. Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 17(3), pp 225-228. Springer. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., & Trafton, J., G. (2011). How long is a moment? The perception and reality of task-related absences. International Journal of Social Robotics 3(3), pp 243-252. Springer. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Ritter, F. E., Best, B. E. (2010). Behavioral representation in modeling and simulation: Introduction to CMOT special issue on BRiMS 2009. Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 16(3), pp 217-219. Springer. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Bugajska, M.D., Harrison, A.M., & Trafton, J.G. (2009). "Like-Me" Simulation as an Effective and Cognitively Plausible Basis for Social Robotics. International Journal of Social Robotics 1, pp 181-194. Springer. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., & Trafton, J.G. (2007). Long-Term Symbolic Learning. Cognitive Systems Research 8(3), pp 237-247. Elsevier. (pdf)

Dissertation

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2002) Long-Term Learning in Soar and its Application to the Utility Problem, Doctoral Dissertation, School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University.

Refereed Conference Papers:

  • Briggs, T.W., Jr., Kennedy, W.G. (2016) Active Shooter: An Agent-Based Model of Unarmed Resistance. Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). T.M.K Roeder, P.I. Frazier, R. Szechtman, E.Zhou, T. Huschka, and S.E. Chick, eds. Arlington, VA. (11-14 Dec 2016). (pdf)

  • Cioffi-Revilla, C., Rogers, J.D., Schopf, P., Luke, S., Bassett, J., Hailegiorgis, A., Kennedy, W.G., Revay, P., Mulkerin, M., Shaffer, M., Wei, E. (2016) MASON NorthLands: A Geospatial Agent-Based Model of Coupled Human- Artificial-Natural Systems in Boreal and Arctic Regions. Annual Meeting of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, Santa Fe, NM. (17-20 Nov 2016) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2016) Intuitive Decision-Making Revisited: A Heuristic and the Feeling of Recognition. Two-page paper presented as a poster at the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), pp 254-255, State College, PA. (6-9 Aug 2016) (pdf)

  • Nelson, J.B., Kennedy, W.G., Krueger, F. (2016) Exploratory Models of Trust with Empirically-Inferred Decision Trees. In Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling, proceedings of the 2016 SBP-BRiMS conference. Washington, DC. (28 June--1 July 2016). (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Sibley, C., Coyne, J. (2015) Self-Confidence of Autonomous Systems in a Military Environment. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Symposium 2015. Washington, DC. (12-14 Nov 2015). (pdf)

  • Cioffi-Revilla, C., Rogers, J.D., Schopf, P., Luke, S., Bassett, J. Hailegiorgis, A., Kennedy, W., Froncek, P., Mulkerin, M., Shaffer, M., Wei, E., MASON NorthLands: A Geospatial Agent-Based Model of Coupled Human-Artificial-Natural Systems in Boreal and Artic Regions. Proceedings of the Social Simulation Conference (SSC2015), Eleventh Conference of the European Social Simmulation Association (ESSA), Groningen, The Netherlands. (14-18 Sep 2015). (pdf)

  • Ihara, E.S., Kennedy, W.G., Tompkins, C.J. Wolf-Branigin, M.E. (2015) Long-Term Dementia Care: Modeling the Decision Process. Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference 2015 (BRiMS). Washington, DC. (31 Mar.-3 Apr. 2015). (pdf)

  • Nelson, J.B., Kennedy, W.G., Greenberg, A.M. (2015) Agents and Decision Trees from Microdata. Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference 2015 (BRiMS). Washington, DC. (31 Mar.-3 Apr. 2015). (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. and Harrison, J.F. (2013) Towards Representing Disasters in Computational Social Simulations. Computational Social Science Society of the Americas annual meeting. Santa Fe. (22-25 Aug 2013) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., and Krueger, F. (2013) Towards Modeling Trust Behavior. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2013). Ottawa. (11-14 July 2013) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., and Krueger, F. (2013) Building a Cognitive Model of Trust Within ACT-R. Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium 2013. Stanford, CA. (25-27 March 2013) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Cotla, C.R., Gulden, T., Coletti, M, and Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2012) Towards Validating a Model of Households and Societies of East Africa. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS2012) pp 1-6. Taipei. (4-7 September 2012) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Cotla, C.R., Gulden, T., Coletti, M, and Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2012) Validation of a Household Model of the Societies of East Africa. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and 2nd International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (HSCB) pp 6612-6621. San Francisco. (21-25 July 2012) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. & Patterson, R.E. (2012) Modeling Intuitive Decision Making in ACT-R. In N. RuBwinkel, U. Drewitz, & H. van Rijn (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2012), pp 1-6. Berlin. (12-15 April 2012) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Ritter, F.E, Lebiere, C., Juvina, I., Oltramari, A., Gratch, J. and Young, R.M. (2012) ICCM Symposium on Cognitive Modeling of Processes "Beyond Rational". In N. RuBwinkel, U. Drewitz, & H. van Rijn (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2012), pp 55-58. Berlin. (12-15 April 2012) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2011) The Roots of Trust: Cognition Beyond Rational. In A.V. Samsonovich & K.R. Johannsodottir (Eds.) Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2011, pp 188-193. IOS Press. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. & Bassett, J.K., (2011) Implementing a "Fast and Frugal" Cognitive Model within a Computational Social Simulation. Second Annual Meeting of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, Sante Fe, NM. (9-12 Oct. 2011) (pdf)

  • Rouly, O.C., & Kennedy, W.G., (2011) Sexually differentiated philopatry and dispersal: A demonstration of the Baldwin effect and genetic drift. Second Annual Meeting of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, Sante Fe, NM. (9-12 Oct. 2011)

  • Tsvetovat, M., Guerrero, O., & Kennedy, W.G., (2011) Evolving Social Structure: From Neurons to Networks with Agent-Based Models. Second Annual Meeting of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, Sante Fe, NM. (9-12 Oct. 2011)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2010) Towards Understanding Trust Through Computational Cognitive Modeling. In A.V. Samsonovich, K.R. Johannsdottir, A. Chella, & B. Goertzel (Eds.) Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2010, pg 78. IOS Press. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Rouleau, M., Bassett, J.K., Coletti, M., Balan, G.C., Gulden, T., and Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2010) MASON HerderLand: Modeling the Origins of Conflict in East Africa. Proceedings of the First Annual Conference of the Computational Social Science Society, Tempe, AZ, (5-6 November 2010). (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., & Bugajska, M. (2010). Integrating Fast and Slow Cognitive Processes. In D.D. Salvucci & G. Gunzelmann (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2010), pp 121-126. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. (4-8 August 2010) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Gulden, T., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Bassett, J.K., Coletti, M., Balan, G.C., Clark, M, & Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2010) An Agent-Based Model of Conflict in East Africa and the Effect of the Privatization of Land. Third World Congress on Social Simulation, Kassel, Germany. (6-9 September 2010) (pdf)

  • Hailegiorgis, A.B., Kennedy, W.G., Balan, G.C., Bassett, J.K., & Gulden, T. (2010) An Agent Based Model of Climate Change and Conflict among Pastoralists in East Africa. Proceedings of the International Congress on Environmental Modeling and Software (IEMSS2010). Ottawa, Ontario, CN. (5-8 July 2010) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Basset, J.K., Coletti, M., Balan, G.C., Rouleau, M., & Gulden, T. (2010) An Agent-Based Model of Conflict in East Africa and the Effects of Watering Holes. Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference 2010 (BRiMS), pp 274-281. Charleston, SC. (22-26 Mar. 2010) (pdf)

  • Rouleau, M., Coletti, M., Basset, J.K., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Gulden, T., & Kennedy, W.G. (2009). Conflict and Complex Socio-Natural Systems: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Behavioral Roots of Social Unrest within the Mandera Triangle. In Proceedings of the Human Behavior-Computational modeling and Interoperability Conference. Oak Ridge, TN. (23-24 June 2009) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Rouleau, M., & Bassett, J.K, (2009) Multiple Levels of Cognitive Modeling within Agent-Based Modeling. Proceedings of the Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference 2009 (BRiMS), pp 143-144. Sundance, UT. (30 Mar.-2 Apr. 2009) (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Bugajska, M., Adams, W., Schultz, A.C., & Trafton, J.G. (2008). Incorporating Simulation for a More Effective Robotic Teammate. Paper and poster presented. In the Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, pp 1300-1305. Washington, DC. (13-17 July 2008): AAAI Press. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G., Bugajska, M.D., Marge, M., Fransen, B.R., Adams, W., Perzanowski, D., Schultz, A.C., & Trafton, J.G. (2007). Spatial Representation and Reasoning for Human-Robot Collaboration. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, pp 1554-1559. Vancouver, BC. (22-27 July 2007): AAAI Press. (pdf)

  • 29. Lawless, W.F., Wood, J., Everett, S., and Kennedy, W. (2006). Organizational Case Study: Theory & mathematical specifications for an Agent Based Model (ABM). In D. Sallach, CM Macal, and MJ North (eds.), Proceedings of the Agent 2006 Conference on Social Agents: Results and Prospects, ANL/DIS-06-7, co-sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (21-23 Sep. 2006). (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. & Trafton, J.G. (2006) Long-term Learning in Soar and ACT-R, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp 162-168. Trieste, Italy. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2005) Different Levels of Performance Measures for Different Uses (The "PPP Proposal"), presentation at Evaluation 2005: Crossing Boarders, Crossing Boundaries, Joint Canadian Evaluation Society/American Evaluation Association Conference, Toronto, Canada. (26-29 Oct. 2005)

  • Kennedy, W.G. & De Jong, K.A. (2003) Characteristics of Long-Term Learning in Soar and its Application to the Utility Problem, Proceedings of the Twentieth International Conference on Machine Learning, pp 337-344. Washington, DC.

  • Kennedy, W.G. & Lanning, W.D. (1987) Feedback of Human Factors Contributions to Significant Events. Paper presented at the IAEA Specialists Meeting on "The Human Factor Information Feedback in Nuclear Power: Implications of Operating Experience on System Analysis, Design and Operation," Roskilde, Denmark. (25 May 1987)

Reports:

  • Kennedy, W.G. (1989) Lessons Learned in Process Control at the Halden Reactor Project, Technical Report NUREG-1361, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (pdf)

  • Kennedy, W.G. (1988) Use of Digital Computers in Control Rooms of OECD Member Countries, CSNI Report 150, July 1988. Report of survey presented and officially accepted at the Paris OECD meeting, September 1987. The report was also presented at an international meeting on Man-Machine Interface in the Nuclear Industry, Tokyo, Japan, February 1989 and Munich, Germany, 1990. (pdf)