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Biographical entry Gani, Joseph Mark (1924 - 2016)

AM FAA

Born
15 December 1924
Cairo, Egypt
Died
12 April 2016
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Statistician

Summary

Joseph Mark Gani had a career that spanned four countries: Egypt, England, the USA and Australia. He spent the longest periods at the University of Sheffield (1965-1974) and as Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics (1974-1981). His research areas include probability and statistics and modelling of epidemics.

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1942 - 1945
Career position - Science teacher, The English School, Cairo
1947
Education - BSc (hons), Imperial College, London
1947 - 1948
Career position - Demonstrator in Applied Mathematics, Imperial College, London
1948
Education - Diploma of Imperial College (DIC), Imperial College, London
1948 - 1950
Career position - Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Melbourne
1951
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics, Birkbeck College, London
1952 - 1953
Career position - School teacher for the Victorian Department of Education
1953 - 1957
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Western Australia
1955
Education - PhD, Australian National University
1956
Career position - Founding Member, Australian Mathematical Society
1957 - 1959
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Statistics, University of Western Australia
1959 - 1960
Career position - Reader in Mathematical Statistics, University of Western Australia
1961 - 1964
Career position - Senior Fellow in Statistics, Australian National University
1964 -
Career position - Founding Editor, Journal of Applied Probability
1964 - 1965
Career position - Professor, Department of Statistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A.
1965 - 1974
Career position - Professor, Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
1967 - 1974
Career position - Director, Manchester-Sheffield School of Probability and Statistics
1970
Education - DSc, University of London
1973 - 1974
Career position - Deputy Dean, Faculty of Pure Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
1974 - 1981
Career position - Chief of Division, CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics
1976
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
1978 - 1980
Career position - President, Australian Mathematical Society
1981 - 1985
Career position - Professor of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A.
1982 - 2016
Award - Honorary Fellow, Royal Statistical Society Honorary Fellow, Royal Statistical Society
1985 - 1989
Career position - Professor and Chairman, Statistics and Probability Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
1988
Award - Festschrift published in his honour by the Statistical Society of Australia (Australian Journal of Statistics vol. 30B)
1989 - 1991
Career position - Professor, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
1990 - 1991
Career position - Acting Chairman, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
1991 - 1996
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Statistics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University
1994
Award - Pitman Medal, Statistical Society of Australia
1994
Life event - Retired
1994 - 2016
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Department of Statistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
1994 - 2016
Award - Fellow, Australian Mathematical Society
1995
Award - International Conference on Applied Probability and Time Series was in honour of Gani and the late E.J. Hannan (qv)
26 January 2000
Award - Appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
01 January 2001
Award - Awarded the Centenary Medal

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries: Joseph Mark Gani AM FAA', Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, vol. 104, 2016. Also available at https://www.science.org.au/academy-newsletter/australian-academy-science-newsletter-104/obituaries. Details
  • Daley, Daryl J., 'Joseph Mark Gani 15 December 1924 to 12 April 2016', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, vol. 44, no. 4, 2017, pp. 225-30. Details
  • Gani, J., 'Some aspects in the development of statistics in Australia', Australian Journal of Statistics, vol. 18, no. 1/2, 1976, pp. 1-20. Details
  • Gani, J., 'Obituary: Edward James Hannan', Journal of Applied Probability, vol. 31, 1994, pp. 857-66. Details
  • Gani, J. and Seneta, E., 'Obituary: Christopher Charles Heyde AM, DSc, FAA, FASSA', Journal of Applied Probability, vol. 45, 2008, pp. 587-92. Details
  • Gani, J. M., 'Edward James Hannan, 1921-1994', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 3, 1994, pp. 265-291. Details
  • Gani, Joe, 'Moran's Department of Statistics at the ANU, 1952 - 1982', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, vol. 33, no. 3, 2006, pp. 167-71. Details
  • Heyde, C., 'A conversation with Joe Gani', Statistical Science, vol. 10, 1995, pp. 214-30. Details
  • Seneta, E., 'Obituary: Joseph Mark Gani AM, DSc, FAA, FASSA', Journal of Applied Probability, vol. 54, 2017, pp. 1-11. Details
  • Seneta, E. and Gani, J. M., 'Christopher Charles Heyde 1939- 2008', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 20, no. 1, 2009, pp. 67-90. Details
  • Seneta, Eugene, 'Joseph Mark Gani, 1924 - 2016', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, vol. 179, no. 4, 2016, pp. 1120-2. Details
  • Speed, T. P., 'The role of statisticians in CSIRO: past, present and future', Australian Journal of Statistics, vol. 30, B, 1988, pp. 15-34. Details

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