Carnegie Mellon University

Kathleen Carley

Kathleen Carley

Professor, Computation, Organization, and Society, Institute for Software Research International SCS; Affiliated Appointment, Social and Decision Sciences, The Heinz School, Engineering and Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Institute for Software Research

Bio

Professor Carley specializes in network science, agent-based modeling, and text-mining .  within a complex socio-technical system, organizational and social theory framework.  In her work, she examines how cognitive, social and institutional factors come together to impact individual, organizational and societal outcomes.  Using this lens she has addressed a number of policy issues including counter-terrorism, human and narcotic trafficking, cyber and nuclear threat, organizational resilience and design, natural disaster preparedness, cyber threat in social media, and leadership.  She has written 4 books, edited 2 books, been on 10 NRC panels resulting in monographs, and published over 430 journal articles and chapters.  She is the recipient of the lifetime achievement award in Mathematical Sociology, the Simmel award in Social Networks from the International Network for Social Network Analysis, and the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence - “For the creation of empirical methods to rigorously establish the impact of human communication on software quality.”  She is a member of the IEEE, ACM, ASA, the Academy of Management and INSNA. She has served as a task force member of the Defense Science Board and committee member on the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology.  She is the developer of the ORA software for network analytics and visualization that is widely used in academics, organizations and government.