Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Probal Chaudhuri is a Professor at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and is working there since 1990. He is a fellow of all three science academies in India and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in the US. He is a recipient of the C R Rao National Award in Statistics, the B. M. Birla Science Prize and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. Probal Chaudhuri was elected Fellow in 2003.


SESSION 2A: Symposium: Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis – A Tribute to His Scientific Contributions

Partha P Majumder

From Mahalanobis distance to fractile graphs via sample survey View Presentation

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an ‘accidental’ statistician. In this talk, the speaker shall narrate the ‘accidents’ in Mahalanobis’ life that are responsible for three of his major contributions in statistical science. He will do it along with a quick review of some of the fundamental concepts and innovative methods that he developed.