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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 served on the Council of the International Statistical Institute over 2015-2019. 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's a memento (also see lower-half of this page) of a very happy occasion at the end of 2019, kindly organized by Stephen Connor and Elke Thonnes.

Four of my favourite people

 

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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 and not-so-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, 2020/2021

I will teach the following lecture course this year:

My office is Room MSB3.07.

My office hours for term 1 are:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 11.30pm-12.30pm via Microsoft Teams (excluding week 1).
Email me beforehand with specific queries if you wish to video/ phone me in one of those hours, and we will agree a time-slot.
But notice: occasionally I have to be away. On such occasions I always try to give at least 24 hours' notice by email.

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.