Celebration of 125th birth anniversary of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis
Partha Pratim Majumder Professor Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Partha Pratim Majumder
Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder is presently a Professor in the Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. He is a former Director of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
and was also associated with Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore as Honorary Professor. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 1982.
Dr. Majumder has made many important contributions to the development of genetic epidemiology and population genetics. He is a Fellow of the several prestigious national scientific bodies such as Indian National
Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences and West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology. He is also a member of several national and international societies such as Human Genome Organization, International Genetic Epidemiology Society, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, Indian
Society of Human Genetics and so on. Dr. Majumder has rendered service to the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Indian National Science Academy, various agencies of the Government of India, particularly Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, Indian Council of Medical Research, and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and to various Universities and Institutes, as member of Task Forces,
Monitoring Committees and Review Boards, Scientific Advisory Committees, and Committees for the promotion of international co-operation in science.
He is the member of the editorial boards of several national and international journals. Dr. Majumder acted as an Expert on UNESCO's Drafting Group of the International Declaration on Human Genetic
Data in 2002-2003. He has won many awards, including the New Millennium Science Gold Medal in the year 2000.
Probal Chaudhuri Professor Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Probal Chaudhuri is an Indian statistician. He is a professor of theoretical statistics and mathematics in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Dr. Chaudhuri obtained his BStat and MStat degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and PhD from University of California, Berkeley.
He then joined University of Wisconsin, Madison as an assistant professor in 1988. After two years he returned to India in 1990 and joined the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, as a lecturer.
He was promoted to full professorship in 1997. Some of the widely used statistical techniques and concepts that he has invented and developed
include: local polynomial nonparametric quantile regression, a geometric notion of quantiles for multivariate data, adaptive transformation and re-transformation
technique for the construction of affine invariant distribution free tests and robust estimates from multivariate data and the scale-space approach in function estimation and smoothing.
He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 2005, the highest science award in India, in the mathematical sciences category.
He was an invited speaker in International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, Hyderabad on the topic of "Probability and Statistics.