Person: Gupta, Shanti Swarup
Shanti Gupta was an Indian mathematician who worked in America. He worked in statistics and decision theory.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- For example in the year which Gupta was awarded his doctorate, three scientists at the Bell Laboratories were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the transistor.
- Gupta's first publications include the following with Milton Sobel: On a statistic which arises in selection and ranking problems (1957); On selecting a subset which contains all populations better than a standard (1958); On the distribution of a statistic based on ordered uniform chance variables (1958); and Selecting a subset containing the best of several binomial populations (1960).
- Gupta publication record is exceptional containing over 200 items.
- Gupta held academic posts at universities such as the University of Alberta and New York University where he worked at the Courant Institute.
- For his many contributions to statistics, Gupta was honoured by election as a fellow of several societies such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (for which he served a term as president).
Born 15 January 1925, Saunasi, Mainpuri, India. Died 11 January 2002, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
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