Professor Sinha is the Founder of the Statistics Graduate Program at UMBC.
A 1973 PhD in statistics from the University of Calcutta/India,
Professor Sinha is an ex-faculty of the Indian Statistical
Institute and the University of Pittsburgh.
A Professor of Statistics at UMBC since 1985, Professor Sinha's
research activities span topics in theoretical
and applied statistics, including multivariate analysis, linear models,
ranked set sampling, environmental statistics, statistical
meta-analysis, and data analysis under confidentiality
He has coedited several volumes, and coauthored
four books (John Wiley, Springer, Academic).
He is a Fellow of the American
Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and
an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
His research has been funded by the US Environmental
Protection Agency for about twenty years.
Professor Sinha's research contribution in the
area of environmental statistics has been recognized through
a Distinguished Achievement Award
from the Environmental Statistics Section
of the American Statistical Association.
In acknowledgment of his research productivity,
Professor Sinha was named a
Presidential Research Professor in 2008.
Furthermore, he received the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents
Excellence in Research award in 2012.
Professor Sinha has served on the editorial board of several national
and international statistics journals, and mentored over 25 PhD students.