Abram M. Kagan


Department of Mathematics

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742-4015

Room 2306

phone: 1-301-405-5476

fax: 1-301-314-0827


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I got my M. S. in Mathematics from University of Tashkent (now it is National University of Uzbekistan). Both my Ph. D. and D. Sc. in mathematical statistics are from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University.
In 1965 – 1988 I was a senior researcher at the Leningrad Branch of Steklov Mathematical Institute (known by its Russian acronym LOMI), Russian Academy of Sciences.
Since April 1, 1988 I have been with Department of Mathematics (Statistics Program), University of Maryland.
My hobby since the high school was playing chess. As a high school student, I played in many official tournaments in the former Soviet Union. After a few decades break, I played in a few tournaments in the United States. My official US Chess federation rating is 2111 in regular chess and 2283 in speed chess. However, I have not played recently in tournaments so that my actual rating is probably lower. My other hobbies are swimming all the year around and downhill skiing in winter. My fervent desire is seeing my grandchildren (now aged 18, 16, 12 and 9) enjoying mountain-skiing, swimming and playing soccer.


Spring 2019

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In University

Statistics Seminar Organizer, 2010 - 2015.

In Math Community

Co-organizer of the 5th Lukacs Symposium in Probability and Statistics (Bowling Green, Spring 1995)
Co-organizer of Special Session of the Amer. Math. Soc. Regional Meeting (College Park, Spring 1997)

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