Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh  

Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
 
Born 

23 May 1937
Died  30 September 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 23 May 1937, died 30 September 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 under the supervision of H. K. Nandi. 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 bestknown 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 CBMSNSF 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 21 February 2018.
 ^ Clarke, Bertrand; Ghosal, Subhashis (2008). J. K. Ghosh's contribution to statistics. projecteuclid.org. ISBN 9780940600751. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
 ^ Lahiri, S. N (1992). "On the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation of sample quantiles". Statistics & Probability Letters. 15 (2): 163–168. doi:10.1016/01677152(92)90130w.
 ^ 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
 20thcentury Indian mathematicians