Royal Statistical Society to honour C.R.Rao

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 29, 2011 Published on January 29, 2011

Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati, 19 Nov 2010: Padma Vibhushan C.R.Rao, India Science Awardee 2009. (Photo: KV Poornachandra Kumar)   -  THE HINDU

Noted Indian statistician Prof. C.R. Rao, a nonagenarian, has been selected for the Guy Medal in Gold of the Royal Statistical Society, UK.

It is a rare honour for he is the first Asian, first non-European and non-American to be selected.

The award will be presented to Prof. Rao in June at a function in London, according to the CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences (AIMSCS), here.

In the 115 years history of Royal Statistical Society, he is the 34th recipient of the award.

Another award

Meanwhile, JNTU-Kakinada has also decided to confer an Honorary Doctorate upon the 91-year-old Padmavibhushan award winner at its first convocation on February 6.

In his comments, Prof Rao highlighted the importance of statistics.

It can be useful in detecting frauds such as stamp scams and fake notes, he said.. Statistics can also be used to curtail black money, he added.

Prof Rao is a former Director of Indian Statistical Institute, Eberly Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Director, Center for Multivariate Analysis Pennsylvania State University, US.

He has authored 14 books and 350 research papers.

Published on January 29, 2011
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