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George G. Roussas (born June 29, 1933) is a Greek-American professor emeritus in statistics at University of California, Davis. He is noted for his contributions in asymptotic statistics and stochastic processes.[1]

Education and career

Roussas was born in the central Greece region of Phthiotis. He studied mathematics at University of Athens in Greece and received his BSc in 1956. Afterwards, he moved to the USA, studying for a PhD in statistics at University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of David Blackwell and Lucien Le Cam. He received his PhD from Berkeley in 1964.[1]

Roussas started his academic career in the statistics faculty at San Jose State University in 1964 as an assistant professor. He then moved to University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1966, where he progressed from an assistant professor to a full professor in 1972. During this time, he also took up administrative position at University of Patras and University of Crete in his home country, Greece. Roussas moved to University of California, Davis in 1985 and took up the Chair in the Department of Statistics. He became distinguished Professor at University of California, Davis in 2003 and retired there in 2012.[2]

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Phthiotis

Phthiotis

Phthiotis is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. The capital is the city of Lamia. It is bordered by the Malian Gulf to the east, Boeotia in the south, Phocis in the south, Aetolia-Acarnania in the southwest, Evrytania in the west, Karditsa regional unit in the north, Larissa regional unit in the north, and Magnesia in the northeast. The name dates back to ancient times. It is best known as the home of Achilles.

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is a public land-grant research university in Berkeley, California. Established in 1868 as the University of California, it is the state's first land-grant university and the founding campus of the University of California system. Its fourteen colleges and schools offer over 350 degree programs and enroll some 31,800 undergraduate and 13,200 graduate students. Berkeley ranks among the world's top universities.

David Blackwell

David Blackwell

David Harold Blackwell was an American statistician and mathematician who made significant contributions to game theory, probability theory, information theory, and statistics. He is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem. He was the first African American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, the first African American tenured faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, and the seventh African American to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. In 2012, President Obama posthumously awarded Blackwell the National Medal of Science.

Lucien Le Cam

Lucien Le Cam

Lucien Marie Le Cam was a mathematician and statistician.

San Jose State University

San Jose State University

San José State University is a public university in San Jose, California. Established in 1857, SJSU is the oldest public university on the West Coast and the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public land-grant research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus, located on the shores of Lake Mendota, includes four National Historic Landmarks. The university also owns and operates a National Historic Landmark, the 1,200-acre (486 ha) Madison Arboretum, located 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the main campus.

University of Patras

University of Patras

The University of Patras is a public university in Patras, Greece. It is the third-largest university in Greece with respect to the size of the student body, the staff, and the number of departments.

University of Crete

University of Crete

The University of Crete is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented institution in Crete, Greece, located in the cities of Rethymno and Heraklion, and one of the country's most academically acclaimed and reputable universities.

University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis is a public land-grant research university near Davis, California. Named a Public Ivy, it is the northernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California system. The institution was first founded as an agricultural branch of the system in 1905 and became the seventh campus of the University of California in 1959.

Honors and awards

Roussas became a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 1975, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1983, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1986, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010.

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Royal Statistical Society

Royal Statistical Society

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is an established statistical society. It has three main roles: a British learned society for statistics, a professional body for statisticians and a charity which promotes statistics for the public good.

Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Institute of Mathematical Statistics

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international professional and scholarly society devoted to the development, dissemination, and application of statistics and probability. The Institute currently has about 4,000 members in all parts of the world. Beginning in 2005, the institute started offering joint membership with the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability as well as with the International Statistical Institute. The Institute was founded in 1935 with Harry C. Carver and Henry L. Rietz as its two most important supporters. The institute publishes a variety of journals, and holds several international conference every year.

American Statistical Association

American Statistical Association

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the main professional organization for statisticians and related professionals in the United States. It was founded in Boston, Massachusetts on November 27, 1839, and is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the US. The ASA services statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across many academic areas and applications. The association publishes a variety of journals and sponsors several international conferences every year.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity. It is the world's largest general scientific society, with over 120,000 members, and is the publisher of the well-known scientific journal Science.

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Bibliography
  • Roussas, George G. (2014). An introduction to probability and statistical inference (2nd ed.). Amsterdam: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-800437-1. OCLC 893164163.
  • Roussas, George G. (2014). An introduction to measure-theoretic probability (2nd ed.). Amsterdam: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-800290-2. OCLC 876589188.
  • Roussas, George G. (2007). Introduction to probability. Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0-12-800041-0. OCLC 865574698.
  • Roussas, George G. (1997). A course in mathematical statistics (2nd ed.). San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-4294-8350-6. OCLC 166329204.
  • Roussas, George G. (1972). Contiguity of probability measures: some applications in statistics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-08354-0. OCLC 482355.
References
  1. ^ a b c Bhattacharya, Debasis; Samaniego, Francisco J. (2010-11-01). "A Conversation with George G. Roussas". Statistical Science. 25 (4). doi:10.1214/09-STS299A. ISSN 0883-4237.
  2. ^ "CURRICULUM VITAE". www.stat.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 2022-11-22.

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