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Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely

Professor (division chair)

Science & Technology Division

Professor (department chair)

Physics and Engineering Department

Professor (department chair)

Computer Science Department


Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely

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phone: 617-745-3542

Dr. Cornely’s background includes many roles in both the Corporate world and 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 in several other important military applications. Recently, Dr. Cornely has adapted these algorithms to earthquake forecasting, a novel idea that relates variations in the earth’s ionosphere to the movement of tectonic plates. Earthquake forecasting has become one of the most significant problems facing 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. Since joining Eastern Nazarene College (ENC), Dr. Cornely has been entrusted with many academic management positions and increasing levels of responsibility with several appointments: Department Chair of the Physics and Engineering (2013), Department Chair Computer Science (2014), Science & Technology Division Chair (2017: responsible for Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Chemistry and Biology). For the foreseeable future, Dr. Cornely hopes to continue to use a combination of his Corporate and Academic experiences to develop an undergraduate research program that applies the core theories of Science and 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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