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 was President of the Bernoulli Society over the period 2013-2015; I now serve on the Council of the International Statistical Institute. I was founding co-director of APTS (first with my colleague David Firth, then with my colleague Adam Johansen) over the period October 2007 - September 2016. Very recently I found myself back on the APTS Executive Committee for a brief period: deja vu all over again!
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, 2018/2019
I am teaching the following lecture courses this year:
- Term 1: ST220 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- Term 1: OxWasp module Probability and Approximation
My office is Room MSB3.07.
Office hours for term 3 are generally Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12.30pm-13.30pm in MSB3.07 (excluding weeks 1 and 10). Specific changes have had to be made: Cancelled office hours 1230-1330 Tuesday 7 May, 1230-1330 Wednesday 8 May, 1230-1330 Tuesday 14 May; Extra office hours: 1230-1330 Thursday 2 May, 1030-1130 Friday 10 May, 1230-1330 Monday 20 May.
I have produced a list of current possibilities for PhD projects.
Current research projects
I have recently concluded EPSRC-funded research projects on:
- Probabilistic coupling and nilpotent diffusions;
- Inside-out: Statistical methods for Computed Tomography validation.
This year I have commenced a new EPSRC-funded project on Dirichlet forms and Markov chain Monte Carlo.
With my then-research student Dr Giacomo Zanella, I worked on a project to apply statistical methods to contribute to debates in Anglo-Saxon history:
Five 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);
- ORCID page: orcid.org/0000-0001-9799-3480;
- 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.
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: