Announcement 3/12/18: The Department of Statistics regrets to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Prodyot Kumar Bhattacharya, who passed away on Friday March 9 following a long illness. Professor Bhattacharya, affectionately known as P.K., was one of the first faculty members of our Department, joining us in 1980 from the University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. from the University fo Calcutta, India, in 1960 and was a leading researcher who did pioneering work in nonparametric statistics, stochastic processes, sequential statistics and change-point problems, among other areas. He retired in 1994, and he was celebrated with the publication of a Festschrift in 2010.
Professor Bhattacharya is survived by his wife Mrs. Srilekha Bhattacharya, and his two daughters.