Ron Kenett CV page
Biography of Ron S. Kenett
Ron S. Kenett, Ph.D. is Chairman of the KPA Group Research Professor at the Mathematics Department, University of Turin, Italy, Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University Institute for Drug Research and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is an applied statistician who made recognized contributions to statistical methods and applications in a range of areas including industrial statistics, biostatistics, the design of experiments, statistical process control, customer surveys, performance appraisal systems and risk management. His latest book on information quality is used in data science programs worldwide and is currently editor of StatsRef, Wiley’s major online Statistics reference and StatisticsViews. He is the 2013 Greenfield Medalist of the Royal Statistical Society and 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. 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 200 publications are on topics in industrial statistics, biostatistics, process control, design of experiment, customer surveys and quality management. Ron is co-author of 12 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. 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)