DOI: 10.1093/jrssig/qmad090 ISSN: 1740-9705

“A life to enlighten us”: Remembering C. R. Rao, 1920–2023

Cathleen O'Grady
  • Statistics and Probability


Professor C. R. Rao, the celebrated statistician whose work shaped the landscape of modern statistics, passed away on 22 August in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 102. A true giant in the field of statistics, Rao's monumental contributions have left an indelible mark on both academic and practical spheres. Some of those who knew him best talk to Cathleen O'Grady about his brilliant mind and immense legacy, as well as his famed gentleness and humility

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