Person: Rao, Calyampudi Radhakrishna
C R Rao is an Indian-born mathematician and statistician who has worked most of his life in America. His statistical work has been applied in many fields.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Calyampudi Radhakrishna completed his first two years schooling in Gudur, his next two in Nuzvid, and then grades 6 and 7 in Nandigama, all towns in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
- The most significant result CR obtained during this period is now called the Cramér-Rao inequality and gives a bound for the variance of an unbiased estimate of a parameter.
- Least squares and alternatives (1995), and (with M B Rao) Matrix algebra and its applications to statistics and econometrics (1998).
- C R Rao has received so many honours that it would be quite impossible to list them all.
- The Journal of Quantitative Economics published a special issue in Rao's honour in 1991.
- One of the purposes of this special issue is to recognize Dr Rao's own contributions to econometrics and acknowledge his major role in the development of econometric research in India.
- C R Rao has served as president of five statistical societies: the Indian Econometric Society (1971-1976); the International Biometric Society (1973-1975); the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (1976-1977); the International Statistical Institute (1977-1979), and the Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (1982-1984).
Born 10 September 1920, Hoovinna Hadagali, Karnataka State, India.
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