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Madhu  Reddy

Madhu Reddy

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology,
  • Graduate Program Advisor
321 J Information Sciences and Technology Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-6316


  1. Ph.D. Information and Computer Science University of California, Irvine 2003
  2. M.S. Information and Computer Science University of California, Irvine 1999
  3. M.S. Health Care Administration California State University, Long Beach 1995
  4. B.S. Biological Sciences University of California, Irvine 1994
  5. B.A. Political Science University of California, Irvine 1992


Madhu Reddy earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine in Information and Computer Sciences.  In his doctoral thesis, he examined how patient care team members used their knowledge of temporal features of work (e.g., temporal rhythms, trajectories, and horizons) for collaborative purposes.  The research provided a theoretical basis for understanding the centrality of temporality in collaborative work and highlighted the importance of incorporating temporal features into the design of information systems.  Over the last two years, Reddy has published three refereed journal articles and four papers in fully refereed conference proceedings.  He is the recipient of the 2002 Diana Forsythe Award given by the American Medical Informatics Association for the best paper of the year at the intersection of medical informatics and social science.  Reddy currently chairs the Diana Forsythe Award Committee. Research and Teaching Reddy's research interests are in the areas of collaboration, information behavior, and teams.  His current research focuses on three major themes:  (1) collaborative information behavior; (2) temporal features of collaborative work; and (3) collaborative support for teams.  Reddy explores these themes within the healthcare domain primarily in hospitals.  The main objectives of his research are to expand our understanding through qualitative fieldwork of how people collaborate in the course of their everyday work and to use these findings to design novel interactive systems.   Publications: 1.  Chaisson, M. , Reddy, M., Kaplan, B., and Davidson, E. (In press).  Learning by Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries:  What does the field of Information systems have to offer Medical Informatics?  International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2.  Reddy, M., Dourish, P., and Pratt, W. (2006).  Temporality in Medical Work:  Time also matters".  Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Work. 15(1): 29-53. 3.  Reddy, M., McDonald, D., Pratt, W., and Shabot, M. (2005).  Technology, Work and Information Flows:  Lessons from the implementation of a wireless alerts page system.  Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 38/3. pp. 229-238.
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