Ali S. Hadi is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Founder of the Actuarial Science Program, and former Vice Provost and Director of Graduate Studies and Research at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He is also Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree with honors in statistics and computer information systems from New York University in 1984.
Prior to joining the American University in Cairo (AUC), Hadi served as a Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor of Statistics at Cornell University. During the years of 1984-2000, he served as Assistant, Associate, full-time Professor, as well as the chair of the Department of Social Statistics at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He was a member of Cornell's Graduate Field of Statistics and the Department of Statistical Science. While at Cornell, he received several scholarly honors and awards including the Amoco Foundation Faculty Award, the Outstanding Educator Award, and the Schering-Plough Award for Exemplary Teaching.
In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Sciences at AUC's Department of Mathematics. In 2004, he was named the founding Director of the Actuarial Science Program at AUC, and in 2006 he was appointed Vice Provost and Director of Graduate Studies and Research at AUC.
Hadi is a member of AUC Faculty Senate and has served as the chair of its Academic Affairs Committee. He was also a co-chair of the Reaccreditation Taskforce on Student Admissions and Retention and has served on AUC's Academic Integrity Taskforce, the Taskforce on Learning Space Technology, the Research Advisory Council, twice on the Provost's Advisory Council on Promotion/Tenure, and on numerous other committees on the university, school, and departmental levels.