Rabindra Bhattacharya

Research Interests

Rabi N. Bhattacharya is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona and a Member of BIO5. He is internationally known for his work on asymptotic theories of probability and statistics with diverse applications in many areas of science and engineering. His recent work on statistics on shape spaces has important applications in morphometrics, medical imaging and diagnostics and machine vision, in particular. This original work has inspired a large US and international following. During the 2011-12 academic year he was an invited speaker at international conferences and workshops at the University of Goettingen (Germany), University of Bielefeld (Germany), IMS/APRM 2012 in Tsukuba (Japan), and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), Ohio State University.
He has published nearly 100 research articles and co-authored four research monographs and two graduate texts. Two of these books have been recently reprinted by SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) as Classics in Applied Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the IMS and a Member of the AMS, and a recipient of a Humboldt Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Professor Bhattacharya has been intimately associated with the establishment of the Statistics GIDP at the U of A since 2002, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the GIDP for the past six years.