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Research in Industrial Applied Probability and Functional Phylogenies

Industrial applied probability: I have recently completed knowledge transfer projects with the National Grid in the area of network reliability and with IBM in the area of stochastic optimisation of energy storage. I supervise two PhD students working between the Schools of Mathematics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Manchester on uncertainty in future power systems, and I am currently providing stochastic spatial modelling for a British electricity distribution network operator. Together with the Waves Group here, we are currently recruiting for a PhD internship in the area of Wave Propagation in Media with Randomness.

Functional phylogenies: I am part of the Functional Phylogenies Group, studying statistical inference for function-valued data indexed by phylogenies. The method is described in this paper, and an application to the evolution of speech sounds is discussed here. We are currently recruiting for a PhD internship applying the method to study the evolution of proteins across 13 yeast species.

I am constantly looking for good PhD students. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested.

Academic contact:

Dr John Moriarty, Tel: +44 (0)161 275 5583, E-mail: John.Moriarty (