Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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).