He's 102. He lives in Amherst. And he just won the 'Nobel Prize' of statistics

Published April 23, 2023


UB President Satish K. Tripathi and Venu Govindaraju, professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, were quoted in The Buffalo News about C.R. Rao, research professor in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions who has been awarded the International Prize in Statistics.

Tripathi said Rao is “a legend,” while Govindaraju, who collaborated with Rao on a book on machine learning in 2013, said “it’s very rare to have such a genius and also be so humble and down to earth.”

Read the story here.

The story also links to a 2020 UBNow story about how the world turned out to celebrate Rao’s life and legacy on the occasion of his 100th birthday.