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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 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!

Four of my favourite people



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.

I have also made available some collections of slides for recent talks. I occasionally add short entries to my blog Random Curiosities about thoughts that crop up when teaching or researching.

Teaching and Related Matters, 2019/2020

I am teaching the following lecture courses this year:

My office is Room MSB3.07.

Office hours for term 1 are Mondays and Thursdays 12.30pm-13.30pm in MSB3.07 (excluding weeks 1 and 10).

PhD projects

I have produced a list of current possibilities for PhD projects.

Current research projects

I have recently concluded EPSRC-funded research projects on:

In October 2019 I commenced a new EPSRC-funded project on Dirichlet forms and Markov chain Monte Carlo, working with Dr Jure Vogrinc.

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:

Recent publications

Five ways in which this information is accumulated on the web:

I no longer maintain it, but here is a list of my older Warwick preprints, with links to abstracts

  • linked by topic,
  • including (some) illustrative pictures.

Finally, here is a page for New Perspectives on Stochastic Geometry (co-edited with Ilya Molchanov).

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.