Dr. Stuart E. Madnick is the John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology, Emeritus in the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as a Professor of Engineering Systems in the MIT School of Engineering. He is also Founding Director of Cybersecurity—MIT Sloan’s consortium for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity—and the Co-Head of the MIT Information Quality Program. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (B.S. and M.S.), Management (M.S.), and Computer Science (Ph.D.) from MIT.
Dr. Madnick is an expert in software engineering, data bases, and internet/web technologies, as well as their applications to large organizations. He has been a faculty member at MIT since 1972, and has been the head of the MIT Sloan Information Technology Group for more than 25 years. Under his leadership, the group’s doctoral program has consistently been ranked as the nation’s top business school IT program by U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, and Computerworld. The author of more than 400 papers and other publications, his involvement in cybersecurity research goes back to 1979, when he co-authored one of the first books on the subject, Computer Security.
Outside of his academic accomplishments, Dr. Madnick is also an expert in developing information systems for industry, and has worked on groundbreaking projects such as IBM’s VM/370, IBM’s SCRIPT/370, and Lockheed’s DIALOG. He has served as a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies, such as AT&T and Citigroup, and has founded or co-founded several tech firms including Intercomp (acquired by Logicon), Mitrol (acquired by General Electric's Information Systems Company), and Cambridge Institute for Information Systems (re-named Cambridge Technology Group).