Charles Stein

Charles Stein

Charles Stein was born on March 22, 1920.

Known for Stein’s paradox in decision theory which shows that ordinary least squares estimates can be uniformly improved when many parameters are estimated. Also known for Stein’s method, a way of proving theorems such as the Central Limit Theorem.

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C R Rao

C R Rao

C R Rao was born on September 10, 1920.

The American Statistical Association has described him as”a living legend whose work has influenced not just statistics, but has had far reaching implications for fields as varied as economics, genetics, anthropology, geology, national planning, demograph y, biometry, and medicine.