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Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

Current Location:: State College, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
Birthplace: Hadagali, Bellary, Karnataka, India
Managed by: Mathematics Genealogy Project
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About C. R. Rao

C. R. Rao, FRS is an Indian-born, naturalized American, mathematician and statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Penn State University and Research Professor at the University at Buffalo. Rao has been honoured by numerous colloquia, honorary degrees, and festschrifts and was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. The American Statistical Association has described him as "a living legend whose work has influenced not just statistics, but has had far reaching implications for fields as varied as economics, genetics, anthropology, geology, national planning, demography, biometry, and medicine." The Times of India listed Rao as one of the top 10 Indian scientists of all time. Rao is also a Senior Policy and Statistics advisor for the Indian Heart Association non-profit focused on raising South Asian cardiovascular disease awareness.

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C. R. Rao's Timeline

September 10, 1920
Hadagali, Bellary, Karnataka, India