Corey Lynn Murphey


Doctoral Student

Computer Science

University of Colorado

Hi! I am a Ph.D. Student in Computer Science at the University of Colorado–Boulder. My advisors are Liz Bradley and Jed Brown. My doctoral work involves simulating the physics involved in speech (or “phonation”). Specifically, my research aims to understand the mechanisms that drive phonation and generate aerosol particles involved in the transmission of pathogens.

In a semi-recent past life, I worked as a mechanical engineer and registered U.S. patent agent. Specializing in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and manufacturing, I wrote and prosecuted over 100 patent applications on a broad range of hardware and software technologies. Some of my other projects include numerous computational models simulating biomechanical growth and remodeling, cardiac electrical pacing, combustion engines, and cogeneration plants.

In my free time, I am an active church and choral musician, open water swimmer, amateur photographer (see Projects), and proud Golden Retriever parent.

Research Interests
  • Numerical methods & scientific computing
  • Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Vocal Fold Oscillation and Aerosol Generation
  • Time-series analysis
  • Information Theory
Professional Overview
  • M.S. Computer Science, CU-Boulder ‘24
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford ‘14
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford ‘12
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent
  • Classical Lyric Soprano


Apr 1, 2024 Received the CU-Boulder CS Department’s Outstanding Departmental Service Award, 2024
Jan 7, 2024 Awarded first and second poster prizes at Dynamics Days 2024 in Davis, CA
Dec 15, 2023 Passed my doctoral preliminary exam on “Experimental Design, Error Analysis, and Verification to Support the Validation of Computational Models”
Dec 15, 2023 Received the Clive Bailie Memorial Conference Support Fellowship for travel to Dynamics Days 2024 in Davis, CA.
Oct 5, 2023 Presented a poster entitled "An Experimentally Validated Model of Phonation-Induced Aerosolization" at the 41st Annual American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference.
Aug 18, 2023 Awarded the 2023 US Student Travel Grant for travel to the 41st Annual American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference.
Jul 17, 2023 Awarded the 2023 D. J. Kasik (1972) Scholarship Fund Award.
May 16, 2023 Presented a poster entitled "A dynamics-inspired model for phonation- induced aerosolization" at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS23)
May 1, 2023 Elected Chair of the Computer Science department Graduate Student Association (CSGSA).
Apr 15, 2023 Awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Computer Science department at CU - Boulder
Mar 29, 2023 Presented a poster entitled "A Computational Model Of Phonation-Induced Aerosolization" at the 15th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research 2023
Jan 9, 2023 Presented a poster titled "A dynamics-inspired model for phonation-induced aerosolization" at Dynamics Days US 2023.
Nov 21, 2022 Awarded the 2022 Endowed Founder’s Fellowship by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado - Boulder.
Aug 21, 2021 Commenced a Ph.D. program in Computer Science at the University of Colorado - Boulder.