Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
Born(1937-05-23)23 May 1937
Died30 September 2017(2017-09-30) (aged 80)
Nationality Indian
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Scientific career
InstitutionsIndian 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:

Awards and honors


He has published over 50 research papers. He has also published four books, which are:


  1. ^ Dasgupta, Anirban (16 November 2017). "Obituary: Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, 1937–2017". IMS Bulletin. Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ Clarke, Bertrand; Ghosal, Subhashis (2008). J. K. Ghosh's contribution to statistics. projecteuclid.org. ISBN 9780940600751. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ Lahiri, S. N (1992). "On the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation of sample quantiles". Statistics & Probability Letters. 15 (2): 163–168. doi:10.1016/0167-7152(92)90130-w.
  4. ^ Casella, George (1996). "The Ghosh–Pratt Identity". Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. doi:10.1002/9781118445112.stat01501. ISBN 9781118445112.
  5. ^ Ghosh, Jayanta K. (1998). "Bayesian density estimation". Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. ICM Berlin, 1998, vol. III. pp. 237–243.
  6. ^ "International Indian Statistical Association".