Raghu Raj Bahadur
Raghu Raj Bahadur | |
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Born |
New Delhi, India |
30 April 1924
Died | 7 July 1997 | (aged 73)
Nationality | Indian |
Alma mater |
Delhi University University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill |
Known for |
Bahadur efficiency Anderson–Bahadur algorithm Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation |
Scientific career | |
Fields | Mathematical statistics |
Institutions | University of Chicago |
Raghu Raj Bahadur (30 April 1924 – 7 July 1997) was an Indian statistician considered by peers to be "one of the architects of the modern theory of mathematical statistics".^{[1]}
Biography
Bahadur was born in Delhi, India, and received his BA (1943)^{[2]} and MA (1945)^{[2]} in mathematics from University of Delhi. He received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina under Herbert Robbins in 1950 after which he joined University of Chicago. He worked as a research statistician at the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta from 1956 to 1961. He spent the remainder of his academic career in the University of Chicago.^{[3]}
Contributions
He published numerous papers^{[4]} and is best known for the concepts of "Bahadur efficiency"^{[5]} and the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation (with J. K. Ghosh and Jack Kiefer)^{[6]}
He also framed the Anderson–Bahadur algorithm^{[7]} along with Theodore Wilbur Anderson which is used in statistics and engineering for solving binary classification problems when the underlying data have multivariate normal distributions with different covariance matrices.
Legacy
He held the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1968–69)^{[8]} and was the 1974 Wald Lecturer of the IMS.^{[2]} He was the President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics during 1974–75^{[8]} and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1986.^{[9]}
References
- ^ [1] Obituary in "The University of Chicago Chronicle"
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} "Raghu Raj Bahadur". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- ^ Marcano, Tony. "R. R. Bahadur, 73; Created Statistical Concept". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- ^ [2] Bahadur's CV hosted at University of Chicago
- ^ [3] A paper about Bahadur efficiency
- ^ 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.
- ^ Classification into two multivariate normal distributions with different covariance matrices (1962), T W Anderson, R R Bahadur, Annals of Mathematical Statistics
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} "Raghu Raj Bahadur". Indian National Science Academy. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
External links
- Raghu Raj Bahadur at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- 1924 births
- 1997 deaths
- Indian statisticians
- 20th-century Indian mathematicians
- American statisticians
- American mathematicians
- Guggenheim Fellows
- Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Presidents of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- University of Chicago faculty
- American academics of Indian descent
- Scientists from Delhi