Wilfrid Kendall's Personal Page
I am a professor in the Statistics department at the University of Warwick. My research interests lie mostly in probability theory, and include: random processes, stochastic geometry, stochastic calculus, computer algebra in statistics and probability, and perfect simulation. I am President of the Bernoulli Society as of 29 August 2013. I have been co-director of APTS (now with my colleague Adam Johansen, previously with my colleague David Firth) since October 2007.
Here you can see a picture of four of my favourite people from a few years ago,
while here is a picture of me, when I was slightly more youthful.
Teaching and Related Matters, 2014/2015
I shall be teaching the following lecture course this year:
- Term 1: MASDOC P1 ST910 An Invitation to Graduate Probability
- Term 1: OxWasp module Probability and Approximation
- Term 2: ST318 Probability Theory
My office is Room C0.17 in the Mathematics and Statistics Building.
Office hours in Term 2 (2014-2015): Tuesdays 0930-1030 (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8), Tuesdays 0900-1000 (weeks 3, 5, 7, 9), Thursdays 1030-1130 (not weeks 1 or 10).
I have produced a list of current possibilities for research projects.
Current research projects
I am currently engaged in EPSRC-funded research projects on:
- Probabilistic coupling and nilpotent diffusions
- Inside-out: Statistical methods for Computed Tomography validation
With my research student Giacomo Zanella, I am working on a project to apply statistical methods to contribute to debates in Anglo-Saxon history:
The links connect to blogs on these projects.
Four ways in which this information is accumulated on the web:
- Mendeley profile: www.mendeley.com/profiles/wilfrid-kendall (synchronized with my own Mendeley database, fairly complete and reasonably reliable source for bibliographic data);
- Google Scholar page: scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=0IJZ3EkAAAAJ (includes citation statistics gleaned from Google searches);
- Preprints on arXiv: arxiv.org/a/kendall_w_1 (I now place my major research outputs on arXiv, on or before the date of submission to a journal).
- linked by topic,
- including (some) illustrative pictures.
I have also made available some collections of slides for recent talks.
Seminars and reading groups at Warwick Statistics
Back in 1988 I founded the Midlands Probability Theory Seminars. The Probability at Warwick initiative P@W now collects together this and a number of other activities related to the probability research community. See also the main Statistics (CRiSM) Seminars.
I am an associate editor for:
- The Stochastic Geometry and Statistical Applications section of Advances in Applied Probability (I am proud to state, I was the founding coordinating editor for this section);