Ron Kenett CV page
Biography of Ron S. Kenett
Ron S. Kenett, Ph.D. is Chairman and CEO of the KPA Group and KPA Ltd., Research Professor at the University of Turin, Italy, Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University Institute for Drug Research, International Professor Associate at the Center for Research in Risk Engineering, NYU-School of Engineering, New York, USA and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia . He has over 25 years of experience in restructuring and improving the competitive position of organizations by integrating statistical methods, process analysis, supporting technologies and modern human resource management systems. As a Professor of Management at the State University of New York, he was awarded the General Electric Quality Management Fellowship. For nine years he served as Director of Statistical Methods for Tadiran Telecommunications Corporation and, previously, as researcher at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. His 170 publications are on topics in industrial statistics, performance appraisal systems and quality management. Ron is co-author of 10 books including Modern Industrial Statistics: with applications in R, MINITAB and JMP, 2nd edition (with S. Zacks and D. Amberti), John Wiley and Sons, 2014, Modern Analysis of Customer Surveys with Applications using R (with S. Salini), John Wiley and Sons, 2011, Statistical Methods in Healthcare (with F. Faltin and F. Ruggeri), John Wiley and Sons, 2012, Modern Industrial Statistics: Design and Control of Quality and Reliability (with S. Zacks), Duxbury Press, 1998, Spanish edition 2000, 2nd paperback edition, 2002, Chinese edition 2004, Multivariate Quality Control: Theory and Applications (with C. Fuchs), Marcel Dekker Inc., 1998, Software Process Quality: Management and Control (with E. Baker), Marcel Dekker Inc., 1999, Process Improvement and CMMI for Systems and Software (with E. Baker), Taylor and Francis Auerbach publications, 2010 and Operational Risk Management: A Practical Approach to Intelligent Data Analysis (with Y. Raanan), John Wiley and Sons, 2010. Ron's Ph.D. is in Mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. A partial list of companies he has consulted for includes: Intel, AT&T, AVX, EMC, National Semiconductors, Motorola, Dun & Bradstreet, Tadiran, Applied Materials, Israel Aircraft Industries, Amdocs, Nice, Teva, Perrigo and RocheI. He is Chairman of the Board of Takeoff, an organization whose mission is to help start-up companies develop business and marketing plans and establish strategic partnerships and past Member of the Board of Directors of Optimata and D-Pharm. Professor Kenett is Editor in Chief of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, Past President of the Israeli Statistical Association and Past President of ENBIS, the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics. He is the 2013 Greenfield Medalist of the Royal Statistical Society. For an interview with Professor Kenett in StatisticsViews click here.
- Software Reliability: a graduate course taught at Tel Aviv University's School of Engineering (www.kpa-group.com/en/about-kpa/softrel)
- Statistics for Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics: a graduate course taught at the Weizmann Institute of Science (www.kpa-group.com/en/about-kpa/biostat)
- Seminar Series on the Applications of Statistics in Business and Industry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy: 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009.
- Strategy Management: a graduate course taught at Bar Ilan University (www.kpa-group.com/en/about-kpa/strategycourse)