All About "Statistics" You Wanted to Know
(Institute Auditorium, 4:30 pm, May 28, 2007.)
|About the talk:|
After an elementary introduction to the subject of statistics and the reasons for its study, the future for the subject will be discussed in the context of large scale data to be analyzed from different areas of biological, engineering sciences and other areas of science and technology.
About the Speaker:
Prof. B.L.S. Prakasa Rao received his Ph.D. (Statistics) in 1966 from Michigan State University, under the
guidance of Herman Rubin. He has held several distinguished positions such as
Professor, ISI New Delhi, Director of ISI and Distinguished Scientist at ISI. He is currently a Jawaharlal Nehru Chair
Professor at University of Hyderabad. He has held visiting positions at several universities - University of
Illinois (Urbana), Universite de Montreal, University of California (Davis & Berkely), University of Iowa,
to mention a few. He is a fellow of all the three Science Academies in India. He was awarded Bhatnagar
Award for Mathematical Sciences in 1982. He works on several areas of probability (Limit Theorems,
Stochastic Inequalities, Characterization, Stochastic Processes) and Statistics (Inference, Non-parametric
Functional Estimation, Asymptotic Theory) and has published about 200 research papers.