Statistics, Department of


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Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2008


IMS Collections Pushing the Limits of Contemporary Statistics: Contributions in Honor of Jayanta K. Ghosh Vol. 3 (2008) 1–18


Professor Jayanta Kumar Ghosh has contributed massively to various areas of Statistics over the last five decades. Here, we survey some of his most important contributions. In roughly chronological order, we discuss his major results in the areas of sequential analysis, foundations, asymptotics, and Bayesian inference. It is seen that he progressed from thinking about data points, to thinking about data summarization, to the limiting cases of data summarization in as they relate to parameter estimation, and then to more general aspects of modeling including prior and model selection.