Stuart Madnick

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Stuart Madnick

John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management

& Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT School of Engineering

Office: E62-422; Tel: 617-253-6671; Fax: 617-253-3321; Email: SMADNICK@MIT.EDU

Madnick finds ways to integrate information systems, giving organizations a more global view of their operations. He is leading a project that develops new technologies for gathering and analyzing information from many different sources, including conventional databases and the World Wide Web. He is also testing these new technologies in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, logistics, counter-terrorism, and transportation.

Expertise: Database and information integration technologies, impact of information technologies, Internet applications

Major Research Projects & Publications

Co-Head, Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) Program:

Co-Director, PRoductivity From Information Technology (PROFIT) Program:

Co-Principal Investigator, COntext INtercharge (COIN) project:

List of Publications:

Complete Resume (about 56 pages):

Copies of Working Papers:

Brief Bio


John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology, Sloan School of Management

& Professor of Engineering Systems, School of Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Stuart Madnick has been a faculty member at M.I.T. since 1972. He has served as the head of MIT's Information Technologies Group for more than twenty years. During that time the group has been consistently rated #1 in the nation among business school information technology programs (U.S. News & World Reports, BusinessWeek, and ComputerWorld). He has also been an affiliate member of MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science, a member of the research advisory committee of the International Financial Services Research Center, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Information Systems Research.

Dr. Madnick is a prolific writer and is the author or co-author of over 380 books, articles, or technical reports including the classic textbook, Operating Systems (McGraw-Hill), and the book, The Dynamics of Software Development (Prentice-Hall). He has also contributed chapters to other books, such as Information Technology in Action (Prentice-Hall).

His current research interests include connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology. He is presently co-Director of the PROductivity From Information Technology (PROFIT) Initiative and co-Heads the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) research program.

He has been the Principal Investigator of a large-scale DARPA-funded research effort on Context Interchange which involves the development of technology that helps organizations to work more cooperatively, coordinated, and collaboratively. As part of this effort, he is the co-inventor on the patents "Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources over a Network Using Context Interchange" and "Data Extraction from World Wide Web Pages."

He has been active in industry, making significant contributions as a key designer and developer of projects such as IBM's VM/370 operating system and Lockheed's DIALOG information retrieval system. He has served as a consultant to many major corporations, such as IBM, AT&T, and Citicorp. He has also been the founder or co-founder of several high-tech firms, including Intercomp (acquired by Logicon), Mitrol (acquired by General Electric's Information Systems Company), Cambridge Institute for Information Systems (subsequently re-named Cambridge Technology Group), iAggregate (acquired by ArsDigita  which was subsequently acquired by Red Hat), and currently operates a hotel in the 14th century Langley Castle in England.

Dr. Madnick has degrees in Electrical Engineering (B.S. and M.S.), Management (M.S.), and Computer Science (Ph.D.) from MIT. He has been a Visiting Professor/Scholar at Harvard University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of Newcastle (England), Technion (Israel), Victoria University (New Zealand), University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France), and the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (Nice, France)