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  Srinivasa Rao  Savur

Name Dr SR Savur
(Dr Srinivasa Rao Savur)
  Gender M
Birth 1894-03-26
Specialization Statistics
  Year of Election 1941  
  Demise 04-05-1974

Srinivasa Rao Savur did his PhD from University of London, UK. He was Meteorologist, Indian Meteorological Service, Pune; and also Head, Geophysics Department, JVD College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Waltair.

Academic and Research Achievements: A distinguished mathematician, Savur did much valuable work in statistics. His work on stress-optical coefficients and stress-optical effect find mention in textbooks. He also worked on methods of determining simple correlation coefficients and periodicities, and theoretical development of a very general test (the performance test) as well as a general test of significance applicable to all frequency distributions, which had important applications in meteorology.

Awards and Honours: Dr Savur was elected Fellow of the Physical Society, London, Royal Meteorological Society, London, and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

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