Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A small step for a man, a big inspiration for whole Campus

Charles M. Stein (born March 22, 1920), an American mathematical statistician, is emeritus professor of statistics at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D in 1947 at Columbia University with advisor Abraham Wald. Known for Stein's example in decision theory as well as Stein's method, concerning the approximation of probability distributions, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.