Bio Ron S. Kenett

Professor Ron Kenett is Chairman of the KPA Group, Israel, Research Professor, University of Turin, Italy, Senior Research Fellow at the Neaman Institute, Technion, Haifa and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Drug Research at the School of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is an applied statistician combining expertise in academic, consulting and business domains. Ron is Past President of the Israel Statistical Association (ISA) and of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS). He authored and co-authored over 200 papers and 12 books on topics such as biostatistics, healthcare, industrial statistics, data mining, customer surveys, multivariate quality control, risk management and integrated management models

The KPA Group he founded in 1994, is a leading Israeli firm focused on generating insights through analytics. He is editor in chief of StatsRef, serves on the editorial board of several international journals and was awarded the 2013 Greenfield Medal by the Royal Statistical Society in recognition for excellence in contributions to the applications of Statistics. He is member of the National Public Advisory Council for Statistics Israel and member of the Executive Academic Council, Wingate Academic College. His book (with Galit Shmueli), on Information Quality (InfoQ): The Potential of Data and Analytics to Generate Knowledge, (Wiley, 2016) is used in the design of Data Science programs and in addressing the issue of reproducibility in science. He founded the point and click translator company, Babylon.com and is member of the board of several startup companies. For a detailed CV click here, for video recordings of Ron’s lectures click here.