Jagdish N.Srivastava is now CNS Research Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, where he worked during 1966-2004 as Full Professor, and where he also once held a joint appointment in Philosophy. He was born in Lucknow, India on 20 June 1933. He did his Ph.D. in 1961 (at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA). He was President (Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 1977 Session; International Indian Statistical Association (IISA), 1993-97; Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, 1994-96). He visited institutions all over the world. His honors include the Fellowship of the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Institute of Combinatorial Mathematics and its Applications, IISA (Honorary), International Statistical Institute, and of TWAS (The World Academy of Science for developing countries). He is the founder (1975) and Editor-in-Chief of the monthly 'Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference'. Two volumes by experts from all over the world were published in honor of his 65th birthday. He discovered, among other facts, the 'Srivastava Codes', 'Srivastava Estimators', and the ‘Bose-Srivastava Algebra’. He has been interested in, and has contributed to, ‘Science and Spirituality’, and is a major researcher in ‘Consciousness’.
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