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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Origin India, Statistics
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive