Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1973Dr. Y. V. Ramana Reddy is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Concurrent Engineering Research Center at West Virginia University. He has worked on a number of research areas with the central theme of enabling technologies for improvement of collaborative processes involving widely distributed teams. The areas of research include Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Based Simulation, Concurrent Engineering, Medical Informatics, Telemedicine, Distance Learning, and Intelligent Decision Support.
Professor Reddy's research was funded by both by Government and Industry. The sponsors include, Defense Advanced Research projects Agency (DARPA), Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), national Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), General Electric, Bell Atlantic, Bellcore, DEC, HP, Hitachi and many other organizations. During the last fifteen years, Professor Reddy directed externally supported research totaling more than US$50 Million. Professor Reddy's research resulted in more than 50 publications. He was a keynote/plenary speaker at numerous national and international conferences in UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Australia and India.
Professor Reddy pioneered several key concepts. These include Knowledge Based Simulation (KBS), Knowledge Representation using C, Concurrent Engineering, and the use of the Web Browser for distributed multimedia patient records (prior to the creation of Netscape). The last area was featured on the ABC World News with Peter Jennings, Wall Street Journal and many newspapers around the world including Le Monde in Paris.
Professor Reddy's work on Knowledge Representation (Laser) was the basis for formation of a new company, Bell Atlantic Knowledge Systems (BAKS) in 1987. He served as the Chief Scientist for BAKS. His work on Medical Informatics led to the formation of CareFlow Net (CFN) funded by a Wall Street Investment Banking firm. CFN is one of the largest suppliers of technology for Internet based medical transcriptions in US. Professor Reddy serves as the Chief Scientist for CareFlow|Net and also served as one of the founding directors.
Professor Reddy now teaches a highly popular course on Internet Technology covering a number of topics including the Protocols, Security, XML and Web enabled application development.
Research InterestsInternet Computing
Secure and Survivable Systems
Distributed Computing & Simulation
Teaching InterestsInternet Computing