Faculty Profile
Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely

Science Division, Chair
Physics and Engineering Department

Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely

Contact Information

phone: 617-745-3542
Dr. Cornely's background includes many roles in both the Corporate world and in Academia. In Corporate, he has served as President and CEO of 374's Electric Power Corporation, Project Manager at Synergy Incorporated and a Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon. As an academic, Dr. Cornely has developed a novel class of algorithms, commonly known as: "Flexible Prior models", to predict the variations in the Earth's ionosphere in near real time. These algorithms have been quite useful for correcting Radar and Communication propagation errors in Civilian Aviation and several important military applications. Recently, Dr. Cornely has adapted these algorithms to earthquake forecasting, a novel idea that relates ionospheric variations to the movement of tectonic plates , an important problem facing earth and atmospheric scientists, as well as the people living on our beloved planet. Dr. Cornely has also taught at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in the Electrical Engineering departments at Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and at the Raytheon Learning Institute. At ENC, Dr. Cornely has been using the combination of his Corporate and Academic experiences to develop an undergraduate research program that applies the core theories of Electrical Engineering to many interesting and deserving world applications.


  • 2014 Professional Achievement Award


  • EnG.D, Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell,  MA
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • B.Sc., School of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 



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