C.R. Rao: A Life in Statistics (2020)

C.R. Rao, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, has had a remarkable career in statistics. He stumbled into the field by chance, as it was relatively new in India at the time. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, he worked at the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta before moving to several universities in the United States. Throughout his career, Rao made significant contributions to the field of statistics and saw its impact grow in various disciplines. Today, statistics is more important than ever, as we are in the age of data revolution. The demand for statisticians is growing worldwide.


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