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Courtney D. Corley

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Courtney D. Corley

Courtney D. Corley is a Health Security and Informatics, Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the Knowledge Discovery and Informatics Group. Corley's research works towards the development of computational explanatory and predictive models that integrate social, behavioral, and cultural factors with biomedical factors. This research demonstrates how decision-making regarding health responses to human, animal, plant, water and air biological events can be supported through leveraging predictive modeling techniques informed by system science.

Corley's research activities with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory focus on One Health and national security solutions in support of the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Defense, and Homeland Security. His research specialties include data-intensive and social media analytics, health informatics, network science, natural language processing, affective computing, computational-epidemiology, and event-based biosurveillance.

Education: B.S. Computer Science from University of North Texas; M.S. Computer Science from University of North Texas; Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering from University of North Texas; M.P.H (expected 2013) Public Health from University of Washington.

History: While in graduate school, Corely served as a research associate at the University Of North Texas Health Science Center Department Of Biostatistics. During this time, Corely was also a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Once graduated, he joined PNNL.


  • Summer Doctoral Fellow at Washington State University working with Diane Cook and Sandip Roy in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Awarded University of North Texas Tuition Scholarship 2006-2007
  • Awarded outstanding M.S. student in Computer Science 2005-2006
  • Teaching Fellowship Fall 2005 to Fall 2006


  • 24 peer reviewed articles
  • 4 Book chapters
  • 13 refereed conference proceedings
  • 7 journal articles
  • 8 invited talks
  • 10 abstracts and posters

Professional Societies:

  • ACM
  • AAAS
  • IEEE
  • IEEE Computer Society

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