Mir Masoom Ali

Mir Masoom Ali

Dec 28, 2017

Mir Masoom Ali is a Bangladeshi American educator, statistician, researcher and author. He was born on 1st February in 1937 in Patuakhali District. His parents were Mir Muazzam Ali and Azifa Ali. His father was a lawyer and his mother was an advocate. He passed his childhood in Patuakhali until graduating from Patuakhali Jubilee High English School in 1951. Ali got his I. Sc. degree from Dhaka College in 1953.

Mir Masoom Ali obtained his B. Sc. (Honors) degree in 1956 and in 1957 his M. Sc. from Dhaka University. After graduation, Ali was employed by the erstwhile government of Pakistan from 1958 until 1966. He held a wide collection of statistical positions in different ministries of the government. He completed his second master’s degree in 1967 and also Ph.D. in 1969.  He had done these degrees both in Mathematical Statistics from University of Toronto in Canada.

Mir Masoom Ali began his academic career at Ball State University in Muncie of Indiana in 1969. After that he became an associate professor in 1974 and full professor in 1978. He was famed the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Statistics in 2000.

On that year he traveled to the United States. He became a traditional citizen in 1981. He served as editor and associate editor on international statistical journals. He is the founding president of the NABSA. He is a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Sir Ali acknowledged the Sagamore of the Wabash Award the highest award in 2002. These are given in the state of USA by the Governor of Indiana.

Mir Masoom Ali is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Statisticians. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Sir Ali is an Expatriate Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.


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