• B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1983
  • M.S., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
  • Ph. D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
Areas of Interest

My research focuses on swarm intelligence and multi-agent systems, with a particular emphasis on human swarms and blended intelligence (humans and swarms working together). I use collectives of humans to discover and mimic swarm algorithms, and to test swarm algorithms that we have developed. I have also delved into Software engineering, particularly agile development processes. Once upon a time, I co-wrote a textbook on this subject. Computation is logic that has come alive, so I am fascinated by logic puzzles, unusual problem-solving techniques, and computational curiosities like Conway’s Game of Life, Langton’s Ant, and artificial life.

Courses Taught
  • Scientific Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Palmer, Daniel, Ryan Houghtaling, Marc Kirschenbaum, Morgan Might,“Interactive Methodology to Iteratively Add Functionality to Swarm Programs”, eCAS Workshop, September 27 –October 1, 2021, Washington D.C.(Online).
  • Kirschenbaum, Marc, Daniel Palmer, “Exploratory Scaling of Human-Swarm Hybrid Systems to Manage Simultaneous Scenarios”, Proceedings of the Swarm/Human Blended Intelligence Workshop, October 21-23, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Eberhart, Russell, Daniel Palmer, Marc Kirschenbaum, “Beyond Computational Intelligence: Blended Intelligence”, Proceedings of the Swarm/Human Blended Intelligence Workshop, September 28-29, 2015, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Palmer, Daniel, Marc Kirschenbaum, Eric Mustee, Jason Dengler, “Human-Swarm Hybrids Outperform Both Humans and Swarms Solving Digital Jigsaw Puzzles”, Proceedings of the Swarm Intelligence Symposium, December 10-12, 2014, Orlando, Florida.
  • Palmer, Daniel, David PIraino, Nancy Obuchowski, Jennifer Bullen, “Emergent Diagnoses from a Collective of Radiologists: Algorithmic versus Social Consensus Strategies”, ANTS 2014, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, 10-12 September 2014, Brussels, Belgium.