Prof. Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao donates Handbook of Statistics series to IIM Visakhapatnam library


IIM Visakhapatnam was elated to host Prof. Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao, Professor and Director of Laboratory for Theory and Mathematical Modeling, Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia, and Department of Mathematics, Augusta University for interaction with IIMV faculty and students on 27 June 2022. During his visit, he donated 8 volumes of the Handbook of statistics series, published by Elsevier to the IIMV library. The handbook is co-edited by Prof. Arni Rao along with Prof. CR Rao, the pre-eminent Indian-American mathematician and statistician.  

At the seminar, he briefly spoke about his association with the eminent statistician Prof. CR Rao. In his address, he emphasized the importance of Mathematics and Statistics in today’s era and how it underpins the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He also spoke about the practical application of AI in epidemiology, climate modelling and its potential for effective judicial decision-making. 

Prof. Shivshanker Singh Patel, Head, Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences & Analytics Lab (IDeAL) moderated the session and referring to Prof. CR Rao, he highlighted that the recognition in the scientific field would take a longer time, so one should not be impatient and look out for quick success.

Prof. Kalyan K, chairperson of IIM Library spoke about the importance and usefulness of the handbook to the library. 

Prof. Chandrasekhar, Director, IIMV thanked Prof. Arni Rao and urged collaboration between IIMV faculty and PhD students with Prof. Arni for future endeavours. The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of PhD students and faculty.