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James Kennedy (b. November 5, 1950 - ) is an American social psychologist, best known as an originator and researcher of particle swarm optimization. The first papers on the topic, by Kennedy and Russell C. Eberhart, were presented in 1995; since then more than a thousand papers have been published on particle swarms. The Academic Press / Morgan Kaufmann book, Swarm Intelligence, by Kennedy and Eberhart with Yuhui Shi, was published in 2001.

The particle swarm paradigm draws on social-psychological simulation research Kennedy had participated in at the University of North Carolina, integrated with evolutionary computation methods that Eberhart had been working with in the 1990s. The result was a problem-solving or optimization algorithm based on the principles of human social interaction. Individuals begin the program with random guesses at the problem solution. As the program runs, the "particles" share their successes with their topological neighbors; each particle is both teacher and learner. Over time, the population converges reliably on optimal vectors.

Dr. Kennedy is an active combatant in the controversy over sex education in Montgomery County, Maryland, supporting the public schools' efforts to develop a comprehensive and inclusive program. He also worked to support a gender identity nondiscrimination law in Montgomery County that came under attack by conservatives. He also worked as a professional musician for twenty years and currently plays in a rockabilly band called The Colliders.

Based on the back cover of his 2001 Swarm Intelligence book, Dr Kennedy works in survey methods at the US Department of Labor, has conducted basic and applied research into the social effects on cognition and attitude. He has worked with particle swarms since 1994.

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Total Books: 116
Liberal Nationalisms Empire State and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec
Der Orden der seltsamen Sonderlinge
2011 - Der Orden Der Seltsamen Sonderlinge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783570401286
ISBN-10: 3570401286
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Nullifying Tyranny Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society
The Order of Odd-Fish
2010 - The Order of Odd-fish (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440240655
ISBN-10: 0440240654
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon 1839-1877
2010 - Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon 1839-1877 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143267420
ISBN-10: 1143267427
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Glenochel a Descriptive Poem
2010 - Glenochel a Descriptive Poem (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143447624
ISBN-10: 114344762X
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The History of the Contagious Cholera With Facts Explanatory of Its Origin and Laws and of a Rational Method of Cure
Essays Ethnological and Linguistic
2010 - Essays Ethnological and Linguistic (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141534159
ISBN-10: 1141534150
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Studies in Hebrew Synonyms
2010 - Studies in Hebrew Synonyms (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141147090
ISBN-10: 1141147092
Genre: Reference
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Memoir of Margaret Stephen Kennedy
2010 - Memoir of Margaret Stephen Kennedy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152407220
ISBN-10: 1152407228
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Modern Poets and Poetry of Spain
2010 - Modern Poets and Poetry of Spain (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781152211551
ISBN-10: 1152211552
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Ten Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mosaic Record of Creation  Delivered in the Chapel of Trinity College Dublin
A New Description of the Pictures Statues Bustos Basso Relievos and Other Curiosities in the Earl of Pembroke's House at Wilton
Ethnological and Philogical Essays
2009 - Ethnological and Philogical Essays (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151625441
ISBN-10: 1151625442
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The History of the Contagious Cholera
2009 - The History of the Contagious Cholera (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150184208
ISBN-10: 1150184205
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The Druid a Series of Miscellaneous Essays
2009 - The Druid a Series of Miscellaneous Essays [by J. Kennedy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150492716
ISBN-10: 1150492716
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Conversations on Religion With Lord Byron and Others Held in Cephalonia a Short Time Previous to His Lordship's Death
Glenochel A Descriptive Poem in Two Volumes
2009 - Glenochel a Descriptive Poem in Two Volumes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150109843
ISBN-10: 115010984X
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Essays Ethnological and Linguistic Ed by Cm Kennedy
2009 - Essays Ethnological and Linguistic Ed By Cm Kennedy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150215124
ISBN-10: 1150215127
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Introduction To Biblical Hebrew - Presenting Graduated Instruction In The Old Testament
Poems On Scottish And American Subjects
2009 - Poems on Scottish and American Subjects [1883] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120773814
ISBN-10: 1120773814
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2004 - Re-imagining Security [Birthday Counterpoints] (Paperback)
2001 - Swarm Intelligence [The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Artificial Intelligence] (Hardcover)
1970 - Evangelism Explosion [The Coral Ridge Program for Lay Witness] (Paperback)
Policies for Creative Industrial Research and Development [Papers in science, technology and public policy] (Paperback)
Freedom From Financial Fear [CORAL RIDGE MINISTRIES] (Paperback)