Dr. Mir Masoom Ali, a Bangladeshi American, is a Distinguished Professor of Statistics Emeritus. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Statisticians, Royal Statistical Society, and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He received the 1992-1993 Outstanding Faculty Award and the 1985 Outstanding Researcher Award from Ball State University. In 1990, the Bangladesh Statistical Association awarded him the first Qazi Motahar Husain Gold Medal. He was also awarded the Meritorious Service Awards in 1987, 1997, and 2002 by the Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop, which is co-sponsored by the American Statistical Association, for his role as a co-founder, program co-chair, and local arrangements chair. On October 24, 2002, Frank O'Bannon, Governor of the State of Indiana, USA awarded Dr. Ali the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the State of Indiana highest award, in recognition of Dr. Ali's contributions to Ball State University, to the statistics profession and, especially to the higher education in the State of Indiana for over three decades. In 2005, He received the Our Pride Award of the Bangladesh American Federation Incorporated for his contributions in the field of Statistics. In 2005, the Islamic Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS) awarded Prof. Masoom the ISOSS Gold Medal for his contributions in the field of statistics.
In 1957, Prof. Masoom worked briefly for the Socio-Economic Survey Board of the University of Dhaka. He then served in various statistical positions with the Government of Pakistan from 1958 to 1966. In 1969 he joined Ball State University as an Assistant Professor and in 1974 and 1978, he was promoted to the ranks of Associate and Full Professor, respectively. He was named George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Statistics in 2000 for his exemplary contributions in the field of Statistics and to Ball State University. He is the author/co-author of close to 201 articles on finite sampling, order statistics, and statistical inference. He also published over 202 articles and book reviews in leading statistical journals.
Prof. Masoom has also presented over 121 invited and contributed papers at national and international professional meetings and Universities in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Holland, Egypt, Sweden, France, Italy, Korea, Japan, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, and Australia. He has been a Visiting Professor at Universities in the USA, Canada, Bangladesh, Japan, India, and Korea. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association; Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, England; Fellow of the Institute of Statisticians, England; and Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He is also an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, Member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Life Member of Bangladesh Statistical Society and Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences.
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