January 24, 2020
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis1893 – 1972
I recently was invited by the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta to give the convocation address (see http://franxfiction.com/convocation-speech-at-indian-statistical-institute-jan-23-2020/).
I learned the Institute was founded in 1931 by Mahalanobis, whose name rings a bell since I was familiar with the distance measure he introduced.
Wikipedia: “The Mahalanobis distance is a measure of the distance between a point P and a distribution D, introduced by P. C. Mahalanobis in 1936. It is a multi-dimensional...