Soumya Sen

Soumya Sen Receives Community-Engaged Scholar Award

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Associate Professor of Information and Decision Sciences Soumya Sen was one of seven professors across the University of Minnesota System to win a 2022 Community-Engaged Scholar Award. 

Sen was recognized for his work that has expanded affordable internet access and led to the development of data-driven policies for the health and well-being of the community, especially in the areas of pandemic response, addiction treatment, and affordable housing. 

In addition to his research, his work mentoring students in the experiential learning Carlson Analytics Lab on projects aimed at providing safe and affordable housing in the Twin Cities was recognized.

The awards, established in 2013, are the University's highest recognition for exemplary scholarship incorporating University knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility, address critical societal issues, and contribute to the public good. Each year, up to 10 scholars are honored for work in their respective fields.

The Community-Engaged Scholars Awards adds to the list of major accomplishments for Sen, who also serves as the academic director of the MIS Research Center. He was named a McKnight Presidential Fellow in 2019, was named a Poets&Quants 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professor in 2021, and was recognized with the 2021 INFORMS ISS Design Science Award and the 2021 AACSB Innovations that Inspire Award for his work on the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project.