Muhammad "Zia" Ziauddin Hydari is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Katz School. Before joining Katz, Zia was a Research Scientist at the Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a PhD in Industrial Administration (Business Technologies) in December 2014. Prior to academia, he worked at high-level technology companies, most recently as a Principal Product Manager at Oracle USA. He has also worked as a management consultant in the telecom and pharmaceutical industries, as well as a software engineer in the telecom industry.
His research interest are in the economics of business technologies, especially in the healthcare context. He has presented his research at the National Bureau of Economic Research, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE), and the Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE). His research on advanced electronic medical records and patient safety in Pennsylvania hospitals, titled “Saving Patient Ryan—Can Advanced Electronic Medical Records Make Patient Care Safer,” has won the best paper award at WISE (best student paper) and WHITE (best overall paper).
Awards and Honors
- Best Student Paper Award at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2014
- Best Overall Paper at the Workshop on Health IT and Economics, October 2014
- William Larimer Mellon Graduate Fellowship (2009–2012)
- Vellrath Fellowship (2009–2012)
- PhD in Industrial Administration (Business Technologies), Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
- MS in Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- MS in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.Eng. in Computer Engineering, N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology (Karachi, Pakistan)
Recent Working Papers
“Saving Patient Ryan—Can Advanced Electronic Medical Records Make Patient Care Safer,” submitted to Management Science (WISE 2014 Best Student Paper Award, WHITE 2014 Best Overall Paper).
“Can Hospital Competition Harm Patient Privacy? Evidence from US Hospital Data Breaches”, submitted to MIS Quarterly (Joint with Rahul Telang and Martin S. Gaynor).
In his spare time, Zia likes to explore parks and museums, within the U.S. northeast in general and Pittsburgh in particular, with his wife and three sons.