Kathleen M. Carley is a professor in the School of Computer Science in the department - Institute for Software Research - at Carnegie Mellon University. She also has courtesy appointments at:
She is the director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS), a university wide interdisciplinary center that brings together network analysis, computer science and organization science (www.casos.ece.cmu.edu) and has an associated NSF funded training program for Ph.D. students. Kathleen M. Carley's research combines cognitive science, social networks and computer science to address complex social and organizational problems. Her specific research areas are dynamic network analysis, computational social and organization theory, adaptation and evolution, text mining, and the impact of telecommunication technologies and policy on communication, information diffusion, disease contagion and response within and among groups particularly in disaster or crisis situations. She and her lab have developed infrastructure tools for analyzing large scale dynamic networks and various multi-agent simulation systems. The infrastructure tools include ORA, a statistical toolkit for analyzing and visualizing multi-dimensional networks. ORA results are organized into reports that meet various needs such as the management report, the mental model report, and the intelligence report. Another tool is AutoMap, a text-mining system for extracting semantic networks from texts and then cross-classifying them using an organizational ontology into the underlying social, knowledge, resource and task networks. Her simulation models meld multi-agent technology with network dynamics and empirical data. Three of the large-scale multi-agent network models she and the CASOS group have developed in the counter-terrorism area are: BioWar a city-scale dynamic-network agent-based model for understanding the spread of disease and illness due to natural epidemics, chemical spills, and weaponized biological attacks; DyNet a model of the change in covert networks, naturally and in response to attacks, under varying levels of information uncertainty; and RTE a model for examining state failure and the escalation of conflict at the city, state, nation, and international as changes occur within and among red, blue, and green forces. Dr. Carley is the director of the center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) which has over 25 members, both students and research staff. She is the founding co-editor with Al. Wallace of the journal Computational Organization Theory and has co-edited several books in the computational organizations and dynamic network area.
Vita (.pdf/.docx) - Updated January 16, 2015
COS PhD program -- Research profile video
- 08-998 COS Ph.D. Practicum
- 08-801/08-640 Dynamic Network Analysis (Spring every odd year)
- 08-810 Computational Modeling of Complex Socio-Technical Systems (Spring every even year)
- Independent Studies
- Kathleen M. Carley, et al., 2008, Behavioral Modeling and Simulation, From Individuals to Societies, Greg L. Zacharias, Jean MacMillan and Susan B. Van Hemel, editors, National Academies Press, Washington, DC
- Kathleen M. Carley, et al., 2006, Modeling Community Containment for Pandemic Influenza: A Letter Report, Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- Sallie Keller-McNulty, Kirstie L. Bellman, Kathleen M. Carley, et al., 2006, Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Meeting the Challenge, Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- Zhiang Lin and Kathleen M. Carley, 2003, Designing Stress Resistant Organizations: Computational Theorizing and Crisis Applications, Boston, MA: Kluwer.
- Ronald Breiger, Kathleen M. Carley, and Philippa Pattison (Eds.). 2003. Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis: Workshop Summary and Papers. Committee on Human Factors, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
- Michael J. Prietula, Kathleen M. Carley and Les Gasser (Eds.), 1998, Simulating Organizations: Computational Models of Institutions and Groups, Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press / The MIT Press.
- Robert W. Lawler and Kathleen M. Carley, 1996, Advanced Qualitative Methods in the Study of Human Behavior: Case Study and Computing, Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
- Kathleen M. Carley and Michael J. Prietula (Eds.), 1994, Computational Organization Theory, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- David S. Kaufer and Kathleen M. Carley, 1993, Communication at a Distance: The Effect of Print on Socio-Cultural Organization and Change, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.