Eminent statistician and mathematician C R Rao, identified for his path-breaking contributions to the sector of statistics, turned 100 on Thursday.
The Division of Science and Know-how felicitated him on Wednesday and the occasion was nearly attended by prime scientists, mathematicians and statisticians.
Describing him as an establishment builder, DST Secretary Ashutosh Sharma mentioned Rao skilled generations of scientists, mathematicians and statisticians.
“Whereas there are totally different verticals (fields) in science, statistics is a horizontal that cuts by all these traces,” Mr Sharma mentioned.
Mr Sharma mentioned information is the “new water” and the longer term goes to revolve round it. Business 4.zero and past is all about creating information, analysing information, constructing on information and making nice discoveries with it, he mentioned.
“Prof. C R Rao was engaged on the science of knowledge 70 years in the past and was a lot forward of his instances. He’s not solely a scientist but in addition an establishment builder. The nation and the world will at all times be indebted to Prof Rao for his pioneering contributions to the sector of statistics,” Mr Sharma mentioned.
Born on September 10, 1920 in Huvinahadagali, Karnataka, Rao accomplished his MA diploma in arithmetic at Andhra College. He did his MA diploma in statistics from Calcutta College in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Mr Rao is understood for ideas like ”Cramer Rao inequality”, ”Rao Blackwellisation” and ”Rao metric”.
He additionally labored on the Indian Statistical Institute for 40 years. Later, he moved to the USA and labored for one more 25 years on the College of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania State College.
Mr Rao is the creator of round 475 analysis papers printed in prestigious journals and 11 books.
He additionally based the C R Rao Superior Institute of Arithmetic, Statistics and Laptop Science (AIMSCS) in Hyderabad.
Principal Scientific Adviser Ok VijayRaghavan mentioned Mr Rao”s work has immensely benefited the nation.
“A few of Prof. CR Rao’s work has had deep influence on genetics and that has nice affect on the work we do now,” Mr VijayRaghavan mentioned.
Bimal Roy, Chairman, Nationwide Statistical Fee, recalled that Rao”s understanding of statistics as a topic was not restricted to that subject alone, however he checked out it to seek out options within the different disciplines as nicely.
Recalling his interplay with Rao in early 2000, Shekhar Mande, Director Basic of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Analysis (CSIR), mentioned when the legendary statistician got here to Hyderabad, the scientific group within the metropolis organised a variety of conferences.
“The scientific group in Hyderabad was fairly excited. He sat by all of the conferences, together with one through which I introduced a paper, taking eager curiosity in them,” Mr Mande mentioned.
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