November 10, 2021

Dr. Ananda Sen receives Service Award for impactful work with International Statistical Institute

Biostatistician is honored for serving as the Book Reviews Editor of the “International Statistical Review” from 2013 to 2020.

Ananda Sen, Ph.D.
Ananda Sen, Ph.D.

Ananda Sen, Ph.D., the Lee A. Green Collegiate Research Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, as well as a  member of the Department of Biostatistics, at the University of Michigan  has received a Service Award by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in recognition of his impactful work and editorial leadership as the Book Reviews Editor of the “International Statistical Review” from 2013 to 2020. The review is the flagship journal of ISI.

The ISI Service Awards are presented to members who have made outstanding contributions to the ISI and the international statistical community. This award was announced at the award ceremony presentation at the World Statistics Congress 2021 held virtually in July from The Hague, Netherlands.

“I am delighted to receive this recognition from the ISI,” Sen said. “I’m very proud of the work that I’ve done as Book Reviews Editor and functioning as a member of an international organization that leads, supports and promotes the understanding, development and good practices of statistics worldwide.”

The ISI and its members collaborate and develop partnerships with national and international statistical bodies and other organizations to develop a worldwide voice for statistics through policy statements and strategic initiatives on a range of statistical issues, including professional ethics and statistical literacy.

In addition to his elected membership and work with ISI, Sen is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has an established career record as a statistician, with over 190 publications in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. Sen has extensive collaborative experience in cancer prevention and biomarker research with diet and disease. In the past, he served as the director of the Biostatistics Core in the National Cancer Institute-funded Specialized Program on Research Excellence in GI Cancer at U-M.

He is on the editorial board of the journals, “Communications in Statistics” and “International Statistical Review.” He served as a past associate editor of  “Computational Statistics and Data Analysis” and as a statistics co-editor for the “American Journal of Preventive Medicine.” Sen has been invited to serve as an expert panelist for the Committee on National Statistics in the National Academy of Sciences. Apart from scholarship, Sen is also passionate about teaching and was recognized with a teaching excellence award from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2016.

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“The best part of being a biostatistical researcher is the ability to use my quantitative skills for activities that are beneficial to society,” Sen said. “I chose to go into statistics because I wanted to make an impact in health sciences. I feel my biostatistical expertise can be put to great use in evidence-based medicine.”