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

My colleagues David Wooff, Michael Goldstein and I wrote a chapter for the book `Analytic Methods in Systems and Software Testing' (Wiley, 2018, edited by Kenett, Ruggeri and Faltin). The chapter (pp. 213-243) is entitled `Bayesian Graphical Models for High Complexity Testing: Aspects of Implementation' and is available here.

Mathematical Genealogy: Ancestors

EU training network: UTOPIAE

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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 PhD studies at Durham under my supervision.

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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)