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Rema Padman

Professor of Management Science & Healthcare Informatics

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Email: rpadman@andrew.cmu.edu

Biography

Professor Padman's research addresses problems at the interface of healthcare, information technology and management science, particularly healthcare information systems, operational planning and management, and data mining and decision support methods. Her current research in the healthcare domain investigates data mining methods for healthcare decision support; evaluating the use and impact of information technology and systems in healthcare environments, particularly for point-of-care disease management; and, examining tradeoffs between access and confidentiality in large multidimensional public-use and healthcare databases. Her research on these topics has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Library of Medicine, DARPA, and the Army Research Office.

Prior to joining the Heinz School's faculty in 1989, Professor Padman was Assistant Professor of Management Science in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. More recently, she was Visiting Scientist at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She is an Associate Editor with the INFORMS Journal on Computing and a past Associate Editor with Operations Research. She has also served on the National Science Foundation (NSF) panels on Operations Research grants and on several program committees of information systems and operations research conferences.

Professor Padman has received the Emil Limbach Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Instructor Award in the Woodrow Wilson Summer Studies program, both at the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also a recipient of the Individual National Research Service Award from the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Professor Padman's paper titled "On Analyzing Interactions in a Software Agent Marketplace" (with Heinz School colleagues) was awarded the best paper award at 2000 Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems in Brisbane, Australia.

Publications

Articles:

"Brokering Decision Support Resources for Supply Chain Management" (with A. Asavanund, H. Bhargava, D. Fernandes, and R. Krishnan), Agents '99 Workshop on Supply Chain Management, May 1999, forthcoming.

"The Diffusion of Information Technology Among Health Maintenance Organizations" (with D.R. Wholey, R. Hamer, S. Schwartz, and R. Stillman), Health Care Management Review, forthcoming.

"On Payment Scheduling in Client-Contractor Negotiations: An Overview of the Problem and Research Issues" (with N. Dayanand), Project Scheduling: Recent Models, Algorithms and Applications (J. Weglarz, ed.), in the series Handbook of Operations Research (F. Hillier, ed.), pp. 477-508.

"On Intelligent Brokering of Web Based Computational Services" (with A. Asvanund, D.F. Fernandes, and R. Krishnan), Proceedings of the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 1998.

"Accounting Information System Data Quality Assessment: A DSS Approach" (with D. Kaplan, R. Krishnan, and J. Peters), Communications of the ACM, Vol. 41, NO. 2, pp. 72-78, 1998.

"Disclosure Detection in Multiple Linked Categorical Datafiles: A Unified network Approach" (withS. Roehrig, G. Duncan, and R. Krishnan), Proceedings of Statistical Data Protection Conference '98, 1998.

"Inference of Three-Way Table Entries from Two-Dimensional Projections" (with G. Duncan, R. Krishnan, and S. Roehrig), Proceedings of HICSS '98, 1998.

"Quality Metrics for Healthcare Data: An Analytical Approach" (with M. Tzourakis), Proceedings of MIT IQ '97, 1997.

"On Modeling Payments in Projects" (with N. Dayanand), Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 48, pp. 906-918, 1997.

"Efficient Distributed Simulation through Load Balancing" (with Murali Shanker and W. David Kelton); IIE Transactions, 1997.

"Connectionist Approaches for Solver Selection in Constrained Project Scheduling" (with Dan Zhu); Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 72, pp. 265-298, 1997.

"Heuristic Scheduling of Resource-Constrained Projects with Cash Flows" (with Dwight Smith-Daniels and Vicki Smith-Daniels); Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 44, pp. 364-381, 1997.

"A Genetic Programming Approach for Heuristic Selection in Constrained Project Scheduling" (with Stephen Roehrig); Interfaces in Computer Science and Operations Research: Advances in Metaheuristics, Optimization, and Stochastic Modeling Technologies, (R.S. Barr, R.V. Helgason, and J.L. Kennington, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, pp. 405-421, 1997.

"A Cooperative Multi-Agent Approach to Constrained Project Scheduling" (with Dan Zhu); Interfaces in Computer Science and Operations Research: Advances in Metaheuristics, Optimization, and Stochastic Modeling Technologies, (R.S. Barr, R.V. Helgason, and J.L. Kennington, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, pp. 367-381, 1997.

"Cell Suppression to Limit Content-based Disclosure" (with George Duncan, Ramayya Krishnan, Phyllis Reuther, and Stephen Roehrig); Proceedings of HICSS Conference, 1997.

"On Using Web Technologies to Architect DSS: The Case of Support Requirements Planning" (with Ramayya Krishnan); Proceedings of the ISDSS Conference, 1997.

"Heuristic Scheduling of Capital Constrained Projects" (with Dwight Smith-Daniels and Vicki Smith-Daniels); Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 14, pp. 241-254, 1996.

"A DSS Approach to Information System Reliability Assessment" (with David Kaplan, Ramayya Krishnan, and James Peters); Proceedings of the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Washington, DC, 1996.

"Intelligent Decision Support for Constrained Project Scheduling" (with Dan Zhu); Proceedings of the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Washington DC, 1996.

Education

PhD, Operations Research, University of Texas at Austin

Representative Publications

Working Papers