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 and Descendants

EU training network: UTOPIAE

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I am supervising the following PhD students at Durham.

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External Students

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I am married to Tahani Coolen-Maturi, who is a colleague in our Department.


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)