Mathematical Methods in Reliability - Joint Research Group (LMS)


This project, sponsored by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society in 2011-12, with renewed funding for 2012-13 and 2013-14, aims to identify key mathematical challenges underlying quantification of reliability of complex systems and networks, with specific attention to new technologies in energy. The project brings together four UK research groups with complementary expertise in this field, led by the following people:

The main focus points of the joint research activities will be four annual meetings, all open to the general public. There will be general research presentations and discussions, with some focus on a specific topic per meeting, as outlined below. Further details will follow soon, everybody interested in attending one or more of these meetings is welcome to contact any of the people named above. If you wish to present relevant research results or ideas, or to discuss open challenges, at any of these meetings, do let us know.

Future Meetings (2013-14)


Friday 2 May 2014: Salford University: Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems

The meeting will comprise four hour-long tutorial sessions.

Detailed programme: Programme

A map of the location: Map

If you wish to attend (no fees but limited room capacity), and for further details, please contact David Percy.


Monday 19 May 2014: Durham University: Asset Management

The programme, including titles of talks and abstracts, is available at: Programme.

The meeting will take place in Room CM221 of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham: visitor information.

All are welcome to attend the meeting, to do so please contact Frank Coolen (frank.coolen@durham.ac.uk) not later than Friday 9 May. There are no fees but we need to know numbers in advance with regard to catering.


Friday 30 May 2014: Brunel University: Probability Distributions and Statistical Models for Reliability and Survival Analysis

Detailed programme: Programme

Abstracts of the talks: Abstracts

Registered participants: to follow

Details of location to follow. A map of the location: Map

If you wish to attend and for further details, please contact Keming Yu.


Friday 29 August 2014: Strathclyde University: Expert Judgements

Presen Detailed programme will follow, already agreed contributions are listed here

The meeting will take place in the Graham Hills Building: campus map

Directions to the University of Strathclyde: visitor information

If you wish to attend and for further details, please contact John Quigley.


Previous Meetings


Friday 16 August 2013: Strathclyde University: Expert Judgements

Detailed programme: Programme

Abstracts: Abstracts

Registered participants: Delegates

The meeting will take place in the Graham Hills Building: campus map

Directions to the University of Strathclyde: visitor information

If you wish to attend (no fees), and for further details, please contact John Quigley.


Friday 31 May 2013: Brunel University: Probability Estimation and Data Analysis in Engineering

Detailed programme: Programme

Abstracts of the talks: Abstracts

Registered participants: Delegates

Details of location to follow. A map of the location: Map

If you wish to attend and for further details, please contact Keming Yu.


Friday 17 May 2013: Durham University: Uncertainty Quantification for Extremes

Detailed programme and abstracts: Programme

Registered participants: Delegates

The meeting will take place in Room CM221 of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham: visitor information.

If you wish to attend (no fees but important with regard to refreshments), and for further details, please contact Frank Coolen by Friday 3 May.


Friday 22 March 2013: Salford University: Maintenance of Complex Systems

Detailed programme: Programme

Registered participants: Delegates

A map of the location: Map

If you wish to attend (no fees but limited room capacity), and for further details, please contact David Percy.


Friday 31 August 2012: Strathclyde University: Expert Judgements

Detailed programme and abstracts: Programme

Registered participants: Delegates (Excel file) or (PDF file)

The meeting will take place in Room GH898 of the Graham Hills Building: campus map

Directions to the University of Strathclyde: visitor information

If you wish to attend (no fees), and for further details, please contact John Quigley.

Slides supporting the presentations at this meeting are available below


Tuesday 3 July 2012: Durham University: Uncertainty Quantification

Detailed programme and abstracts: Programme

Registered participants: Delegates

The meeting will take place in Room CM221 of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham: visitor information.

If you wish to attend (no fees but important with regard to refreshments), and for further details, please contact Frank Coolen by Tuesday 26 June.


Tuesday 22 May 2012: Brunel University: Lifetime Data Analysis

Detailed programme: Programme

Abstracts of the talks: Abstracts

Registered participants: Delegates

The meeting will take place in Room 128 of the John Crank building. A map of the location: Map

If you wish to attend (no fees but important with regard to refreshments), and for further details, please contact Keming Yu.


Friday 2 March 2012: Salford University: Repairable Systems

Detailed programme: Programme

Abstracts of the talks: Abstracts

Registered participants: Delegates

A map of the location: Map

If you wish to attend (no fees but limited room capacity), and for further details, please contact David Percy.



Frank Coolen
Last revision: 22/04/14