Browsing articles in "Obituary"
Mar 31, 2016

Geetha Ramachandran, 1949–2016

Professor Geetha Ramachandran, Professor of Statistics at the California State University at Sacramento passed away on February 18; she was 67. Professor Ramachandran worked in the areas of sampling and [ More.. ]

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Mar 31, 2016

Obituary: Peter Gavin Hall, 1951–2016

On 9 January 2016, in Melbourne, Australia, the statistics community lost one of its greatest statisticians. Peter Hall was born in Sydney, Australia, to William Hall and distinguished radio astronomer [ More.. ]

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Peter Hall, 1951–2016

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Peter Gavin Hall on January 9, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. He was 64. During the past four decades [ More.. ]

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Emanuel (Manny) Parzen: 1929–2016

IMS Fellow Emanuel Parzen, a respected figure in signal detection theory and time series analysis who, with Murray Rosenblatt, introduced the use of kernel density estimation (the so-called “Parzen window”), [ More.. ]

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Feb 17, 2016

Obituary: Subramanian “Kesan” Panchapakesan, 1933–2016

Subramanian Panchapakesan — known as Kesan among his numerous friends and colleagues — passed away on January 28, 2016, in Chennai (formerly Madras), the city in which he was born on August 27, 1933. [ More.. ]

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Feb 17, 2016

Obituary: Asit Basu, 1937–2015

Photo by Tyson Anderson 2007 Asit Basu, who passed away October 19, 2015, was Professor of Statistics at the University of Missouri Columbia. Born 1937 in India, he received undergraduate [ More.. ]

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Dec 16, 2015

Obituary: Moshe Zakai, 1926–2015

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend. Moshe Zakai, who passed away on November 27 in his hometown Haifa, was an extraordinarily talented man who made [ More.. ]

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Nov 17, 2015

Obituary: Esther Seiden, 1908–2014

Practically all of the biographical information contained herein comes from Ester Samuel-Cahn’s “A Conversation with Esther Seiden.” Statistical Science, 1992, 7, pp. 339–357. On March 3, 1908, Esther Seiden was [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

Obituary: Gopinath Kallianpur, 1925–2015

Gopinath Kallianpur, distinguished probabilist, passed away on February 19, 2015. He was Alumni Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for nearly 25 years; Professor Emeritus since retirement. [ More.. ]

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Aug 28, 2015

Obituary: Gunnar Kulldorff, 1928–2015

Gunnar Kulldorff, a Fellow and long time member of IMS, passed away in Umeå, Sweden, on June 25, 2015. Gunnar was born in Malmö, Sweden, in 1928. He studied at [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Obituary: Peter W.M. John, 1923–2015

Peter William Meredith John passed away on January 22, 2015 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 61 years, a daughter, a son, and [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Obituary: Bruce Lindsay, 1947–2015

  Bruce G. Lindsay, 68, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on the morning of May 5. Bruce was holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics at [ More.. ]

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Jul 14, 2015

Obituary: Moshe Shaked, 1945–2014

Moshe Shaked, a leading figure in stochastic orders and distribution theory, died unexpectedly on October 28, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 69. Shaked is survived by his [ More.. ]

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Bruce Lindsay: 1947–2015

We learned just before we went to print with the June/July issue that Bruce Lindsay, 68, passed away May 5 in State College, PA. An obituary was printed in The [ More.. ]

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May 18, 2015

Obituary: Evarist Giné-Masdeu, 1944–2015

Evarist Giné-Masdeu, known as Evarist Giné, last June at the conference in his honor in Cambridge, UK Evarist Giné-Masdeu—or just Evarist Giné—passed away on March 13 in Hartford, CT. He [ More.. ]

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