29.04.2021 13:04 By: Rector's Office

Ceremony of awarding the title of doctor honoris causa of the University of Economics in Katowice to Professor Malay Ghosh

Her Magnificence Rector and the Senate are pleased to invite you to the ceremony of awarding the title of doctor honoris causa of the University of Economics in Katowice to Professor Malay Ghosh. The ceremony will be conducted in English and will be held remotely on May 14, 2021 at 15:00 Central European Summer Time (GMT+2) - 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4). The event will be broadcast via: tv.ue.katowice.pl.


Ceremony of awarding the title of doctor honoris causa of the University of Economics in Katowice to Professor Malay Ghosh

Professor Malay Ghosh was born on 15 April 1944 in Calcutta. He studied at Calcutta University, where he graduated with honours from both undergraduate and graduate programmes in statistics and obtained a bachelor’s degree at the age of 18 and a master’s degree at the age of 20.

Professor's studies were funded by scholarships from the West Bengal Government. At the age of 25, he defended his doctoral dissertation in statistics at the University of North Carolina. He worked at Presidency College in Calcutta, IBM in New York and Calcutta, University of North Carolina, Indian Statistical Institute, University of Florida, Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Malay Ghosh was a visiting professor at Bowling Green State University, University of Minnesota, Texas A & M University, Australian National University, National University of Singapore and University of Technology in Sydney. Currently, he is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida

Professor Malay Ghosh has received numerous awards, distinctions and honours, the recent ones including the Jerzy Spława-Neyman Medal awarded to him by the Polish Statistical Association in 2012, the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the International Indian Statistical Association in 2017, and the 2019 Small Area Estimation Award.

Malay Ghosh is an elected member of many international organisations (Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and Elected Fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis).

Professor has been holding various positions in worldwide journals, acting as an editor, an associated editor and a member of editorial boards. Professor Malay Ghosh has supervised 60 doctoral students, has served as a principal investigator on 30 grants, and has given over 250 invited lectures and presentations, being also a frequent guest at the Survey Sampling in Economic and Social Research conference organised regularly by the Department of Statistics at the University of Economics in Katowice.

Malay Ghosh is the co-author of two monographs, the co-editor of one monograph, and the author or co-author of over 300 papers, the majority of which have been published in the top-ranked statistics journals from the JCR list, including "The Annals of Statistics", "Journal of the American Statistical Association", "Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series B" and "American Statistician".

We encourage you to read the commemorative publication issued on the occasion of conferring the doctor honoris causa degree upon Professor Malay Ghosh.