Jayanta Kumar Ghosh

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Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
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Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
Born (1937-05-23)May 23, 1937
India
Died September 30, 2017(2017-09-30) (aged 80)
USA
Nationality Flag of India.svg 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:

Awards/Honors

Bibliography

He has published over 50 research papers. He has also published four books, which are:

References

  1. ^ Dasgupta, Anirban (16 November 2017). "Obituary: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, 1937–2017". IMS Bulletin. Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  2. ^ Bertrand Clarke,, Subhashis Ghosal. "J. K. Ghosh's contribution to statistics". projecteuclid.org. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Casella, George (1996). "The Ghosh–Pratt Identity". Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. doi:10.1002/9781118445112.stat01501. 
  5. ^ "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
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