Evarist Giné, 1944–2015

We are sorry to report that Evarist Giné, head of the University of Connecticut’s department of mathematics, died on March 13. Evarist was a distinguished mathematician who worked on mathematical statistics and probability in infinite dimensions. He was the author of over 100 articles and two books; his third, Mathematical Foundations of Infinite-Dimensional Statistical Models, written with Richard Nickl, will appear soon. Among many honors, Evarist was an IMS Fellow and an elected member of the ISI. Last June friends and colleagues organized a three-day conference in honor of his 70th birthday at the University of Cambridge. An obituary will follow.

Gopinath Kallianpur, 1925–2015

Professor Gopinath Kallianpur passed away on February 19, 2015. Professor Kallianpur made many significant contributions to the field of probability theory, stochastic processes. filtering and stochastic differential equations.

Gopinath Kallianpur obtained his BA in 1945 and MA in 1946 from University of Madras, and his PhD in 1951 from the University of North Carolina. He was the Director of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata from 1976–79, and since then, the Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. He had earlier held faculty positions at Berkeley, Princeton, ISI, Michigan State University, Indiana University, and University of Minnesota. He served as editor of Applied Mathematics and Optimization and Sankhya, and as an Associate Editor of Soochow Journal of Mathematics. Kallianpur was an IMS Fellow, the Barret Lecturer of University of Tennessee (1993), a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian Mathematical Society, and a member of the Indian Statistical Institute. An obituary will follow.