Calyampudi Radhakrishna (C.R.) Rao, research professor in the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Professions, recently received three honorary degrees. He was awarded a DSc from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in December 2011; a DSc from Karanatak University, Dharwad, India, in January; and a DLitt (Vachaspati) from International Sanskrit University, Tirupati, India, in February.
The degrees are the 34th, 35th and 36th honorary degrees Rao has received from universities in 19 countries spanning six continents.
Last summer, he was awarded the prestigious Guy Medal in Gold from the Royal Statistical Society, the United Kingdom’s only professional society for statisticians.
The Guy Medal in Gold is awarded triennially to those “who are judged to have merited a signal mark of distinction by reason of their innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics.”