Jayanta Kumar Ghosh

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Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
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Jayanta Kumar Ghosh
Born (1937-05-23) May 23, 1937 (age 77)
Nationality Flag of India.svg Indian
Fields Statistician
Institutions Indian Statistical Institute
Purdue University
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Doctoral students 27

Jayanta Kumar Ghosh or Jaẏanta Kumāra Ghosha (Bengali: জয়ন্ত কুমার ঘোষ, born May 23, 1937) is an Indian statistician, currently 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. 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.[1]


Among his best-known discoveries are the Bahadur-Ghosh-Kiefer representation (with R. R. Bahadur and Jack Kiefer)[2] and the Ghosh-Pratt identity along with John W. Pratt.[3]

His research contributions fall within the fields of:



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


  1. ^ Bertrand Clarke,, Subhashis Ghosal. "J. K. Ghosh’s contribution to statistics". projecteuclid.org. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Casella, George. "The Ghosh-Pratt Identity." (1996).

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