Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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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
Mathematical Genealogy: Ancestors
EU training network: UTOPIAE
- The 1st UK Reliability Meeting will be in Durham from 1 to 3 April 2019.
This is a combination of postgraduate lectures (1 April afternoon, 2 April morning) and workshop, aimed at bringing together the UK
Reliability community and to provide training and a platform to present and discuss recent and ongoing research and open topics. Of course,
non-UK based people are also most welcome! There are no fees, the deadline for registration is 15 February - see the webpage!
- The next ISIPTA conference will take place in Gent, 3-6 July 2019:
- ESREL 2019 will take place in Hannover, 22-26 September 2019: ESREL 2019.
- The 12th Workshop on Principles and Methods of Statistical Inference with Interval Probabilities 2019 (WPMSIIP 2019) will take place in
Durham from 9 to 12 September 2019, with 13 Sept as an optional day for hiking. See: WPMSIIP 2019.
- Four PhD students have submitted their theses for examination, the abstracts are here: Abdullah Ahmadini,
Ting He, Aesha Najem, Junbin Chen.
- 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. Thomas Augustin
(LMU Munich, Germany) will visit from 1 till 4 May 2019
for collaboration on statistical inference with set-valued data.
- Dr. Filipe Marques (Lisbon, Portugal) will visit from 5 till 10 May 2019
for collaboration on reproducibility of likelihood ratio tests.
- Prof. Maria Kateri (Aachen University, Germany) will visit
from 12 till 19 May 2019 for collaboration on topics in accelerated life testing.
- Prof. Gert de Cooman (Gent University, Belgium) will visit
from 20 May till 9 June 2019 for collaboration on topics in imprecise probability.
- Prof. Sat Gupta (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US)
visited from 25 March till 7 April 2019 for collaboration on test reproducibility related to randomised response techniques.
- Prof. Geert-Jan van Houtum (Eindhoven University of
Technology, The Netherlands) visited from 1 till 3 April 2019 as guest speaker at the 1st UK Reliability Meeting, and
for collaboration on topics in reliability.
- Prof. Balakrishnan (McMaster University, Canada) visited from 25
November till 2 December 2018 for collaboration on a wide range of topics with Dr Tahani Coolen-Maturi and me.
- Prof. Xianzhen Huang (Northeastern University, China), visited for
a year from September 2017 for collaboration on topics in reliability.
- Prof. Radim Bris (Ostrava, Czech Republic) visited from 18
to 30 May 2018 for collaboration on computational methods for high reliability.
- Dr. Filipe Marques (Lisbon, Portugal) visited in May 2018
for collaboration on reproducibility of likelihood ratio tests.
- Dr. Filipe Marques (Lisbon, Portugal) visited in May 2017
for collaboration on reproducibility of tests.
- Prof. Serkan Eryilmaz (Atilim University, Turkey) visited
March-May 2017 for collaboration on topics in reliability theory.
- Prof. Balakrishnan (McMaster University, Canada) visited in February 2017 for
collaboration on topics related to the survival signature.
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 for option pricing based on the binomial tree model' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi)
- Junbin Chen: `Contributions to nonparametric predictive inference for Bernoulli data with applications in finance' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi)
- Abdullah Ahmadini: `Imprecise statistical methods for accelerated life testing'
- Aesha Najem: `System reliability when components can be swapped upon failure'
- 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)
- Daniel Krpelik: `Prediction of system reliability during design phases' (UTOPIAE ESR8 project; jointly supervised by Louis Aslett).
- Asamh Alluhayb: `NPI-Bootstrap with right-censored data' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi).
- Kholood Alyazidi: `Nonparametric predictive inference for inventory decisions' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi).
- Abdulmajeed Alharbi: `Nonparametric predictive inference for classification' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi).
- Masad Alrasheedi: `Nonparametric predictive inference for credit scoring and loan data' (jointly supervised by Tahani Coolen-Maturi).
- Sultan Albalwy: `Imprecise statistical inference for accelerated life test data'.
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'