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Bill Corley earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1966, an M.S. in Information Science from Georgia Tech in 1968, a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Florida in 1971, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from UT Arlington in 1997. Having worked at IBM and McDonnell Douglas Astronautics in the space program during the late 1960’s, he began his career at UT Arlington as an assistant professor in 1971.
Dr. Corley is a co-founder of COSMOS (Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics), the originator and coordinator of the COE Dirty Dozen Puzzle Contest during Engineering Week each year, and the 2005 recipient of the COE Lockheed Martin Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2006-07, he received a Faculty Development Leave to study a new approach to solving linear programming problems.
Dr. Corley’s research areas include optimization, game theory, network analysis, statistics, and stochastic processes. For example, he has recently developed some constraint selection techniques that appear to be the most efficient solution approach for solving large-scale linear programs. Other recent work defines new equilibria in game theory to address unresolved issues with the standard ones.