Gheorghe Mihoc

Statistician, Academic

1906 – 1981

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Who was Gheorghe Mihoc?

Gheorghe Mihoc was a famous Romanian statistician. He was born in Brăila, the son of a worker.

In 1908, his father moved the family to Bucharest. Here he attended elementary school and the Gheorghe Şincai high school. He enrolled at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sciences, and was awarded his degree in mathematics in June 1928.

He then went to Italy and studied statistics and actuarial studies at the University of Rome; he earned a Doctor of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences in July 1930. In 1930 he was appointed professor in the School of Statistics, Actuarial Studies, and Calculation, which had been established that year. The school was headed by Octav Onicescu. There Mihoc taught courses in actuarial mathematics from 1930 to 1948.

On April 28, 1934, he earned his Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, in front of a commission consisting of Dimitrie Pompeiu, as chairman, Anton Davidoglu, and Octav Onicescu. The subject of his thesis was On the general properties of interdependent statistical variables.

From 1937, Mihoc went to the University of Bucharest as assistant to Octav Onicescu, first at mechanics, then at algebra and probabilities calculation. That same year he also taught general mathematics with the students from the preparation year of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

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Born
Jul 7, 1906
Brăila
Nationality
  • Romania
Profession
Education
  • University of Bucharest
  • University of Rome La Sapienza
Employment
  • University of Bucharest
Lived in
  • Brăila
Died
1981
Bucharest

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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