Malay Ghosh

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Professor Malay Ghosh
Malay Ghosh
Born (1944-04-15) April 15, 1944 (age 76)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta (B.A., M.A.)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Florida
Doctoral advisorPranab K. Sen

Malay Ghosh (Bengali: মলয় ঘোষ) is an Indian statistician and currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida.[1] He obtained a B.S. in 1962 from the University of Calcutta, and subsequently a M.A. in 1964 from the University of Calcutta. Then he moved to the United States to pursue higher academic studies and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1969 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the supervision of Pranab K. Sen.


Ghosh was a faculty member at the Indian Statistical Institute in the 1970s before briefly joining Iowa State University. In 1982 he joined the University of Florida. Ghosh is well known for his research in nonparametric inference, sequential analysis, decision theory, Bayesian statistics[2] and small-area estimation.[3] As a recognition of his seminal contributions, Ghosh served from 1996 to 2001 in the United States Census Advisory Committee.[4] He has co-authored two books and more than 250 research publications and is the advisor of over 40 Ph.D. students, including Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi Lahiri and Gauri Sankar Datta.[5]


In College Park, Maryland, a conference was held in May 2014 honoring Professor Ghosh.[6]


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  2. ^ Malay Ghosh and Glen Meeden (1997). Bayesian Methods for Finite Population Sampling. Chapman and Hall/CRC. p. 296. ISBN 978-0412987717.
  3. ^ RRC09 Recent Advances in Small Area Estimation
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