Kay Connelly


School of Informatics Young Alumni Award (2010)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Informatics
B.S., 1995


Kay Connelly is an associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. Her teaching and research interests are in the intersection of mobile and pervasive computing and healthcare. In particular, she is interested in issues that influence user acceptance of health technologies, such as privacy, integration into one's lifestyle, convenience, and utility.

Connelly is the Senior Associate Director for the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and has recently undertaken the challenge to start a new Health Informatics program on the Bloomington campus. This interdisciplinary program will forge new frontiers in the overall management of health by reaching across the boundaries of medicine, technology, security and real-world application.

In addition to her teaching duties, Connelly is a faculty advisor to the Women in Science program and serves on the executive committee of Women in Informatics and Computing, a student-driven group in Bloomington that works to enhance the education of women in computing and information technology.

She received a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from Indiana University (1995), and a master's degree (1999) and Ph.D. (2003) in computer science from the University of Illinois.