Honorary Visiting Professor of Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Augusta University, Georgia, USA. Ph.D. from Ohio State University, USA in Statistics, with guidance from Prof. C.R. Rao. Visiting Professor at several universities worldwide, including Stanford University, USA; Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan; METU, Turkey; University of Jerusalem, Israel, etc. Has about 100 publications including books and volumes.
Recipient of several International and National recognitions, including two Lifetime Achievements Awards by IARS and Computer Society of India, and Distinguished Statistician Award by ISPS.
Ex Editor-in-Chief, Environmental and Ecological Statistics (Springer, USA) and of Jr. of ISPS (India).
Served in the Scientific Advisory Board of Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan. Chairman of Expert Committee on Big Data Initiative, Member of Project Advisory Committee on Mathematical Sciences, Member of Program Advisory and Monitoring Committee on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems – all of Ministry of Science, Government of India; Ex Vice-President of International Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Ex-President of IISA (India chap) successively for several terms.
Elected President of Mathematical Sciences section of Indian Science Congress. Elected Member of International Statistical Institute. Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and Fellow of the American Statistical Association, USA (currently the only in-service statistician in India with this recognition).