Person: Pillai, K. C. Sreedharan
Sree Pillai was an Indian mathematician who worked in America. His principle work was in statistics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 In 1937, just after Pillai began his studies there, the University of Travancore changed its name to the University of Kerala.
 Pillai was appointed a lecturer at the University of Kerala in 1945 and worked there for six years until he went to the United States in 1951.
 After studying for one year at Princeton, Pillai went to the University of North Carolina where he was awarded a doctorate in statistics in 1954.
 In 1962 Pillai was appointed Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Purdue University.
 Pillai's research was in statistics, in particular in multivariate statistical analysis.
 Pillai was honoured by being elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
 As well as his work at Purdue in developing the graduate programmes these Pillai was a keen golfer.
Born 24 February 1920, Kerala, India. Died 5 June 1985, Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
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