Wednesday, October 27, 2004
OU professor named to international society
Oakland University Professor of Mathematical Sciences Ravindra Khattree recently was elected as a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), which is based in the Netherlands.
“I was very pleased to hear of Ravi’s election into the ISI,” said Virinder Moudgil, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost. “Ravi is a terrific example of the outstanding faculty we have at Oakland. His contributions both to OU and to other organizations are many, and I am very happy that his work was recognized by this prestigious organization.”
Members of the ISI are elected based on virtue of their distinguished contributions to the development or application of statistical methods, the administration of statistical services, or the development and improvement of statistical education.
The International Statistical Institute is one of the oldest international scientific associations functioning in the modern world. Its first congresses were convened in 1853, and it was formally established in 1885. The institute is an autonomous society, which seeks to develop and improve statistical methods and their application through the promotion of international activity and co-operation.