**Albert Bharucha-Reid** was an American mathematician who worked on probability theory, Markov chains, and statistics.

- We shall, however, for simplicity use the name Bharucha-Reid throughout this biography.
- Albert was given the name Turner because he was related to Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923), the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Chicago, who published over 70 papers and made important advances in zoology, particularly in understanding insect behaviour.
- They were still at the same address ten years later, and at this time Albert was in 7th grade of Elementary School.
- Bharucha-Reid graduated from George P Phenix High School in Hampton, Virginia, a school for African Americans created by the Hampton Institute, in 1944 and then for a time attended Howard University in Washington D.C. followed by the Hampton Institute.
- While undertaking research on mathematical biology, probability and statistics at Chicago, Bharucha-Reid also worked at a Research Assistant in Mathematical Biology at the University.
- We note that Rodabe also changed her name to Bharucha-Reid and she was awarded a doctorate by Wayne State University in 1972 for her thesis Organized behavior under stress.
- We note that Kurush Bharucha-Reid, born on 29 March 1955, became an intelligence and special operations expert in the United States Army, serving with great distinction.
- Now let us give a comment on the name change to Bharucha-Reid.
- Albert Bharucha-Reid attended the Third Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, December 1954 and July-August 1955 and presented the paper On the Stochastic Theory of Epidemics.
- His name on the paper in the published Proceedings is given as A T Bharucha-Reid and the affiliation Columbia University.
- When they returned, flying from Bombay to Idlewild Airport, New York on 7 October 1956 they gave their names as Albert T Bharucha-Reid and Rodabe P Bharucha-Reid.
- When Bharucha-Reid was undertaking the research for the paper On the Stochastic Theory of Epidemics mentioned above, he was supported by funds provided under Contract AF 18(600)-939 with the USAF School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas.
- Bharucha-Reid had left Columbia University in 1955 and worked as an Assistant Research Statistician at the University of California, Berkeley for the year 1955-1956 before taking up the appointment of Instructor at the University of Oregon in 1956.
- Bharucha-Reid published two different types of books.
- The book with Masilamani Sambandham was published a year after Bharucha-Reid died.
- The second type of book that Bharucha-Reid published consisted of long articles written by experts in their fields.
- Bharucha-Reid explains his aims with these series in the Preface to the first of these books.
- We gave details above of Bharucha-Reid's career up to 1981.
- During his last months at Atlanta University, Bharucha-Reid was very active in several aspects of the physics program.
- For example, in 1994 the National Association of Mathematicians inaugurated the NAM Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture Series.
- Tepper Gill had been one of Bharucha-Reid's Ph.D. students.
- Dr Bharucha-Reid also mentored at least thirteen Ph.D. students.

Born 13 November 1927, Hampton, Virginia, USA. Died 26 February 1985, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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