Born: September 10, 1920 (age 95), Hoovina Hadagali
Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao 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.
Doctoral advisor: Ronald Fisher
Notable students: S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, S. B. Rao, K. R. Parthasarathy, Radha Laha
Education: University of Cambridge, King’s College, Cambridge, Andhra University, University of Calcutta
Awards and Medals
Sardar Patel Lifetime Achievement Award (Sardar Ratna) of the Sardar Patel Foundation India (2015)
Guy Medal in Gold (2011) of the Royal Statistical Society
India Science Award 2010 (the highest award in a scientific field presented by government of India)
International Mahalanobis Prize (2003) of the International Statistical Institute
Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal (2003) of the Indian National Science Academy
President George W. Bush, on June 12, 2002, honoured him with the National Medal of Science, the highest award in U.S. in the scientific field, as a “prophet of new age” with the citation, “for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of statistical theory and multivariate statistical methodology and their applications, enriching the physical, biological, mathematical, economic and engineering sciences.”
Padma Vibhushan (2001) by the Government of India
Mahalanobis Centenary Gold Medal (1993?) of the Indian Science Congress
Wilks Memorial Award (1989) of the American Statistical Association
Padma Bhushan (1968)
Megnadh Saha Medal (1969) of the Indian National Science Academy
Guy Medal in Silver (1965) of the Royal Statistical Society
S. S. Bhatnagar Award (1963) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
JC Bose Gold Medal of the Bose Institute
Gold Medal of the University of Calcutta
He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Calcutta in 2003.
Also honorary doctorates from a number of universities and institutes around the world.