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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Former Professor of Statistics at the University of Calcutta and former Vice President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee is a former centenary professor of statistics (1982–2004) and former dean of the faculty of science (1987–1991) at the University of Calcutta. As an author of three books and several edited volumes, he has been a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Statistical Education Centre. Dr Mukherjee was previously president of the Indian Society of Probability and Statistics; the Operational Research Society of India; the Calcutta Statistical Association, and the Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability. He has guided many researchers in statistics, mathematics, management and engineering. Dr Mukherjee received the prestigious P. C. Mahalanobis Birth Centenary Award from the Indian Science Congress Association; the P. V. Sukhatme National Award in Statistics from the Government of India, and the Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Calcutta.