Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
|Died||30 September 2017 (aged 80)|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta|
|Institutions||Indian Statistical Institute|
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.
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.
Among his best-known discoveries are the Bahadur–Ghosh–Kiefer representation (with R. R. Bahadur and Jack Kiefer) and the Ghosh–Pratt identity along with John W. Pratt.
His research contributions fall within the fields of:
He has published over 50 research papers. He has also published four books, which are: