Jayanta Kumar Ghosh | |
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Born | |

Died | 30 September 2017 US | (aged 80)

Nationality | |

Alma mater | University of Calcutta |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Statistician |

Institutions | Indian Statistical Institute Purdue University |

**Jayanta Kumar Ghosh** (Bengali: জয়ন্ত কুমার ঘোষ, 23 May 1937 – 30 September 2017) was an Indian statistician, an emeritus professor at Indian Statistical Institute and a professor of statistics at Purdue University.^{[1]}

He obtained a B.S. from Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta, and subsequently a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta under the supervision of H. K. Nandi. He started his research career in the early 1960s, studying sequential analysis as a graduate student in the department of statistics at the University of Calcutta.^{[2]}

Among his best-known discoveries are the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation (with R. R. Bahadur and Jack Kiefer)^{[3]} and the Ghosh–Pratt identity along with John W. Pratt.^{[4]}

His research contributions fall within the fields of:

- Elected member of the International Statistical Institute
- Advisory editor,
*Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference* - Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
- Life member and director of the Calcutta Statistical Association
- Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences
- Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences Fellowship, 1978
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, 1981
- President, Statistics Section of the Indian Science Congress Association, 1991
- President, International Statistical Institute, 1993
- Mahalanobis Gold Medal of Indian Science Congress Association, 1998
- Invited speaker of the International Congress of Mathematicians, 1998
^{[5]} - P. V. Sukhatme Prize for Statistics, 2000
- Mahalanobis Memorial Lecture, State Science and Technology Congress, W. Bengal, 2003
- D.Sc. (h.c.), B.C. Roy Agricultural University, W. Bengal, India, 2006
- International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010
^{[6]} - Padma Shree (2014) by the Government of India