Obituaries

Joseph Mark Gani AM FAA

1924 to 2016

Professor Gani was elected to the Academy in 1976. He was internationally recognised for his research in probability and statistics, and for his scientific leadership.

In 1994 Professor Gani informed the Academy that:

‘My main research interests lie in the area of applied probability, or the application of probabilistic methods to real life phenomena. My contributions have been to storage and queueing theory, biological models (such as bacteriophages) and stochastic models in epidemiology including AIDS models. I have a general interest in biology and genetics, as well as cosmology.’

Professor Gani was a committed member of the Fellowship who generously gave his time to the Academy. He served as a member of the Sectional Committee responsible for Mathematics from 1975 to 78, 1980 to 81 and 1994 to 1998. He also served on the Publications Committee (1977 to 1978), the Japan Exchange and Fellowship (1998 to 1999), the Postdoctoral Committee (1999 to 2000), the Asia Exchange Program (1999 to 2000) and the FASIC Program Early Career Fellowships in 2013. Professor Gani served on the Hannan Medal selection committee (2001), the Moran Award for the History of Science Research selection committee (2014 and 2015) and on the Library Committee from 2001 to 2014.

Professor Gani died on 12 April 2016.

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