Welcome to the Homepage of George P. H. Styan

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University
Burnside Hall Room 1005
805 rue Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal (Quebec), CANADA H3A 2K6

e-mail: styan@math.mcgill.ca

Born: 10 September 1937; Hendon, Middlesex [London], England, UK.

Marital Status: Married (to Evelyn Matheson Styan), no children (2 cats)

Photograph by Peter D. M. Macdonald at the SSC meeting: Sherbrooke (Quebec), May 1998.

Editorial activities which keep me busy:

Abstracting Editor, Current Index to Statistics
Managing Editor, The Canadian Journal of Statistics
Associate Editor, Linear Algebra and its Applications

Some other activities which keep me busy:

Organizing workshops on ``Matrices and Statistics''
Dortmund, Germany (August 2003)
Poznan, Poland (August 2004)
Auckland, New Zealand (March/April 2005)

Research interests:

Matrices and statistics, with particular emphasis on canonical correlations, canonical efficiency factors in experimental design, Cauchy--Schwarz inequality, Craig--Sakamoto theorem, efficiency of ordinary least squares, Frucht--Kantorovich, Laguerre--Samuelson, and related inequalities, generalized inverses, Hadamard products, matrix inequalities, matrix partial orderings, matrix rank additivity and subtractivity, optimality of ordinary least squares, rank equalities and inequalities, Schur complements. Applications to electrical networks. Bibliography and biography. Mathematics and statistics on postage stamps.

Bibliography and biography links:
The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
Portraits of statisticians
Bibliography of Linear Algebra and its Applications

Library catalogues I enjoy searching:

Amicus (National Library of Canada)
Universitätsbibliothek Hannover, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Library of Congress
COPAC (merged online catalogues of 22 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland PLUS the British Library)

Mathematical archives I enjoy searching:

Zentralblatt MATH (abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics with more than 1.8 million entries drawn from more than 2300 serials and journals): 1931 to date
Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics Jahrbuch Database: 1868--1931 (Predecessor of Zentralblatt MATH )

Travel resources:

Airline connections (Travelocity)
Railway connections (Deutsche Bahn)

Photo Gallery

Putting the final touches on IMAGE 30 in Halifax, Tuesday, 10 June 2003.

From left to right: Jochen Werner, Jerzy Baksalary, George Styan, Yongge Tian, and Simo Puntanen. Photograph by Oskar Maria Baksalary.