Shanti S. Gupta
Professor Shanti S. Gupta was born in Saunasi, Mainpuri, India, on January 25, 1925. After completing a master's degree in mathematics at the University of Delhi and several years of teaching there, he came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar in 1953. He received a doctorate in statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1956 and subsequently worked in statistics research at Bell Labs in Allentown, PA.
Professor Gupta held teaching positions at the University of Alberta and the Courant Institute, New York University, as well as visiting appointments at Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley, and the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
In 1968 he founded the Purdue University Department of Statistics and served as department head until 1995. He was a Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Purdue University from 1962 until his death in 2002.
His honors include Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the American Statistical Association, of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, as well as Erskine Fellow of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Honorary Fellow of the Indian Statistical Association, Special Chair in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
He was president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. He was a prominent scholar in the area of statistical ranking and selection. He was the author of more than 200 published articles and books and was the major advisor to 30 doctoral students. Professor Gupta's Ph.D. students include John J. Deely, Mrudulla Gnanadesikan, Austin M. Barron, Jerone N. Deverman, S. Panchapakesan, Gary C. McDonald, Klaus R. O. Nagel, Wen-Tao Huang, Thomas J. Santner, Deng-Yaun Huang, Raymond J. Carroll, Wing-Yue Wong, Ming-Wei Lu, Yoon-Kwai Leong, Roger L. Berger, Ashok K. Singh, Jason C. Hsu, Woo Chul Kim, Ping Hsiao, H. M. Yang, Lii-Yuh Leu, TaChen Liang, Joong Kweon Sohn, Sang Hyun Han, Sayaji N. Hande, Yuning Liao, Re-Bin Rau, Marcey L. Abate, Xun Lin and Jianjun Li.