Gauri S. Datta was named Fellow of the American Statistical Association on August 8, 2006, during the annual awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. Datta earned a Bachelor's degree at Calcutta University in 1983, a Master's degree at Calcutta University in 1985, and a Doctorate at the University of Florida in 1990. He joined the American Statistical Association in 1991. The official Fellow award citation reads as follows: "Gauri S. Datta, Professor of Statistics, University of Georgia: For innovative contributions to the theory of small-area estimation, objective Bayesian inference, and asymptotic theory; and for substantive contributions to the methodology of statistics at the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Gauri Datta Named Fellow of the American Statistical Association