Frank Coolen

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

Early Stage Researcher (to include PhD studies) opportunities in EU training network: UTOPIAE

EPSRC CASE PhD studentship with AstraZeneca (Cambridge): Reproducibility of Statistical Tests


It is a great pleasure to welcome to Durham:


I am supervising the following students at Durham (for PhD, unless mentioned differently), or they are due to start their studies as mentioned.

Past Students

These students have successfully completed their studies (PhD, unless mentioned differently) at Durham under my supervision.

External Students

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' (Heraclitus)