- 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.
- 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.