Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

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Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao () FRS known as C R Rao (born 10 September 1920) is an Indian statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Penn State University and Research Professor at the University at Buffalo. Rao has been honored by numerous colloquia, honorary degrees, and festschrifts and was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. The American Statistical Association has described him as "a living legend whose work has influenced not just statistics, but has had far reaching implications for fields as varied as economics, genetics, anthropology, geology, national planning, demography, biometry, and medicine."

Early life

C R Rao was born in Hadagali, Karnataka, India. He received an MSc degree in mathematics from Andhra University and an MSc degree in statistics from Calcutta University in 1943.

Academic career

Rao worked at the Indian Statistical Institute and the Anthropological Museum in Cambridge before acquiring a Ph.D. degree at King's College in Cambridge University under R.A. Fisher in 1948, to which he added a Sc.D. degree, also from Cambridge, in 1965.

He held several important positions, as the Director of the Indian Statistical...
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