Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
+44/0 191 334 3048
first-name [dot] surname [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk
List of publications
Nonparametric Predictive Inference: NPI webpage
Survival Signatures for System Reliability: Survival Signatures webpage
Mathematical Genealogy: Ancestors
EU training network: UTOPIAE
- My wife and collaborator Tahani Coolen-Maturi will move to our Department
of Mathematical Sciences per 1 September 2018.
- We are organising a UTOPIAE Training School on `Uncertainty in Engineering' at Durham, 2-6 July 2018; participation is
open to all, further details can be found at: UTOPIAE Training School.
- PhD students Aesha Najem and Abdullah Ahmadini will each present a paper at MIMAR 2018, Mid June in Manchester. Aesha's paper is entitled
`Cost effective component swapping to increase system reliability', Abdullah's paper is `Imprecise statistical inference for accelerated life testing data: imprecision related to the likelihood ratio test'.
- Daniel Krpelik (PhD student and UTOPIAE ESR at Durham) and I will organise a session on Reliability at the WPMSIIP Workshop in Oviedo, 30 July - 1 Aug 2018; see
- PhD students Abdullah Ahmadini and Daniel Krpelik will each present a paper at SMPS 2018, Mid September in Compiegne (France). Abdullah's paper is
entitled `Imprecise statistical inference for accelerated life testing data: imprecision related to log-rank test', Daniel's paper (also with Louis Aslett as
co-author) is entitled `Imprecise probability inference on masked multicomponent system'.
- Dr. Xianzhen Huang (Northeastern University, China), is visiting for
a year from September 2017 to collaborate on topics in reliability.
- Yao Li (Chongqing University, China; supervised by Caichao Zhu), a PhD student who is visiting for one and a half year from October 2017 to collaborate on topics in
- Prof. Balakrishnan (McMaster University, Canada) will visit 25
November till 2 December 2018 for collaboration on survival signatures.
- Prof. Sat Gupta (North Carolina, Greensboro, US)
will visit 25 March till 7 April 2019 for collaboration on test reproducibility related to randomised response techniques.
- Prof. Balakrishnan (McMaster University, Canada) visited in February 2017 for
collaboration on topics related to the survival signature.
- Prof. Serkan Eryilmaz (Atilim University, Turkey) visited
March-May 2017 for collaboration on topics in reliability theory.
- Dr. Filipe Marquez (Lisbon, Portugal) visited in May 2017
for collaboration on reproducibility of tests.
- Dr. Filipe Marquez (Lisbon, Portugal) visited in May 2018
for collaboration on reproducibility of likelihood ratio tests.
- Prof. Radim Bris (Ostrava, Czech Republic) visited from 18
to 30 May 2018 for collaboration on computational methods for high reliability.
I am supervising the following students at Durham (for PhD, unless mentioned differently), or they are due to start their studies as mentioned.
- Loic Cosyns: `Quasi-Bayesian inference with applications in finance' (part/time)
- Ting He: `Nonparametric predictive inference in finance'
- Junbin Chen: `Nonparametric predictive inference in finance' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi)
- Abdullah Ahmadini: `Imprecise statistical methods for accelerated life testing'
- Aesha Najem: `Inventory control for spare parts in system reliability and resilience'
- Ali Mahnashi: `Nonparametric predictive inference for multiple future observations based on right-censored data' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi)
- Andrea Simkus: `Reproducibility of statistical tests in pharmaceutical products development' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi;
EPSRC-CASE project with AstraZeneca)
- Fatimah Alghamdi: `Reproducibility of statistical tests based on randomised response data' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi)
- Ahmad Albaiti: `Imprecise statistical methods for the proportional hazards model' (jointly supervised by Peter Craig)
- Ali Hakami: `Nonparametric predictive inference for count data'.
- Daniel Krpelik: `Prediction of system reliability during design phases' (UTOPIAE ESR8 project; jointly supervised by Louis Aslett).
- Assamh Alluhayb: `NPI-Bootstrap with right-censored data' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi), to start April 2018.
These students have successfully completed their PhD studies at Durham under my supervision.
I collaborate(d) with these students in part of their PhD (or MSc) research.
I am married to Tahani Coolen-Maturi, who is a very strong researcher in Statistics and Lecturer in Statistics and Finance at the Durham University Business School.
My beloved wife Pauline died in 2008 - remember Pauline, she is with me.
Webpage: Pauline Coolen-Schrijner
(picture 2004) (picture 1994)
Tribute to Pauline in Journal of Risk and Reliability
`In searching out the truth be ready for the unexpected, for it is difficult to find and puzzling when you find it'