Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh | |
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Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
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Born |
India |
May 23, 1937
Died |
September 30, 2017 USA |
(aged 80)
Nationality | Indian |
Alma mater | University of Calcutta |
Scientific career | |
Fields | Statistician |
Institutions |
Indian Statistical Institute Purdue University |
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh or Jaẏanta Kumāra Ghosha (Bengali: জয়ন্ত কুমার ঘোষ, born May 23, 1937, died September 30, 2017) was an Indian statistician, an emeritus professor at Indian Statistical Institute and a professor of statistics at Purdue University.^{[1]}
Education
He obtained a B.S. from Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta, and subsequently a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta. He started his research career in the early 1960s, studying sequential analysis as a graduate student in the department of statistics at the University of Calcutta.^{[2]}
Research
Among his best-known discoveries are the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation (with R. R. Bahadur and Jack Kiefer)^{[3]} and the Ghosh–Pratt identity along with John W. Pratt.^{[4]}
His research contributions fall within the fields of:
- Bayesian inference
- Asymptotics
- Modeling and model selection
- High dimensional data analysis
- Nonparametric regression and density estimation
- Survival analysis
- Statistical genetics
Awards/Honors
- Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute
- Advisory Editor, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
- Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
- Life Member and Director of the Calcutta Statistical Association
- Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences
- Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences Fellowship, 1978
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, 1981
- President, Statistics Section of the Indian Science Congress Association, 1991
- President, International Statistical Institute, 1993
- Mahalanobis Gold Medal of Indian Science Congress Association, 1998
- P. V. Sukhatme Prize for Statistics, 2000
- Mahalanobis Memorial Lecture, State Science and Technology Congress, W. Bengal, 2003
- D.Sc. (h.c.), B.C. Roy Agricultural University, W. Bengal, India, 2006
- International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010 ^{[5]}
- Padma Shree (2014) by the Government of India
Bibliography
He has published over 50 research papers. He has also published four books, which are:
- Invariance in Testing and Estimation (Lecture Notes), 1967, published by Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.
- Higher Order Asymptotics (based on CBMS-NSF lecture), published jointly by Institute of Mathematical Statistics and American Statistical Association, 1994.
- (with R.V. Ramamoorthi) Bayesian Nonparametrics (Springer 2003).
- (with Mohan Delampady and Tapas Samanta) An Introduction to Bayesian Analysis - Theory and Methods, Springer 2006.
References
- ^ Dasgupta, Anirban (16 November 2017). "Obituary: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, 1937–2017". IMS Bulletin. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
- ^ Bertrand Clarke,, Subhashis Ghosal. "J. K. Ghosh's contribution to statistics". projecteuclid.org.
- ^ Lahiri, S. N (1992). "On the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation of sample quantiles". Statistics & probability letters. 15 (2): 163–168. doi:10.1016/0167-7152(92)90130-w.
- ^ Casella, George (1996). "The Ghosh–Pratt Identity". Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. doi:10.1002/9781118445112.stat01501.
- ^ "International Indian Statistical Association".
External links
- Indian Statistical Institute Statistics Department homepage
- Dr. Ghosh's profile at Purdue University
- Dr. Ghosh's webpage at the Statistics Department of Purdue University
- A biography of Dr. Ghosh written by Professor Anirban Dasgupta
- Recipients of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Science
- 1937 births
- 2017 deaths
- Scientists from Kolkata
- Indian statisticians
- Purdue University faculty
- University of Calcutta alumni
- Presidents of the International Statistical Institute
- Bengali mathematicians
- Recipients of the Padma Shri in science & engineering
- 20th-century Indian mathematicians