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Professor David Percy
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Having graduated in mathematics from Loughborough and Liverpool Universities, I joined the University of Salford in 1991 as a Lecturer in Statistics and progressed to Senior Lecturer and Reader before gaining promotion in 2008 to my current role as Professor of Mathematics in Salford Business School. My current roles are Research Convenor for the International Operations and Information Management Academic Unit and Associate Director of the Centre for Sports Business. I am a Council Member for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and hold other honorary positions as Finance Committee Member, Conferences Committee Member and North West Branch Chairman. Previously, I served as General Applications Section Chairman and Manchester Group Committee Member for the Royal Statistical Society.
I have delivered modules and supervised projects for many students at all levels. I have also served as Programme Leader (MSc Operational Research and Applied Statistics), Industrial Placements Tutor (BSc Business Operation and Control) and Admissions Tutor (BSc Mathematics). Recent teaching includes modules on Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Operational Research and Research Project for mathematics students. Current teaching includes modules on Quantitative and Statistical Analysis, Business Statistics, Statistical Analysis for Research and Business Innovation Project for business students. I have delivered popular lectures, gained teaching and examining experience at other universities and am currently an External Examiner at Keele University.
My research mostly involves applications of stochastic processes and Bayesian probability to solve problems in reliability, sport and health. Novel contributions include Doppler ultrasound diagnostic models for arterial occlusive disease, prior elicitation and predictive inference for multivariate generalized linear models, hybrid intensities models for repairable systems, efficient scheduling of preventive maintenance, interactive shrinkage methods for class handicapping and original design of an optimal dartboard. I have received grants for collaborative research and founded a Mathematical Methods in Reliability Research Group with colleagues from Durham, Strathclyde and Brunel Universities. I have also organised research meetings, hosted research visits, published journal papers, graduated research students, presented academic seminars and chaired two IMA International Conferences on Mathematics in Sport. I have presented my research at international conferences and worked on contracts that include sonar analysis with the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, research support for the National Health Service, disease mapping of dengue fever and reliability analysis of vehicle inspection centres for the Malaysian government, randomness testing for the National Lottery Commission and performance analysis of trauma units with colleagues at Manchester University and Salford Royal Hospital.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Bachelor of Science with first class honours in Mathematical Studies
- Diploma in Industrial Studies
- Doctor in Philosophy
- Chartered Mathematician
- Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
- Chartered Scientist
Percy DF (2013) Generic handicapping for paralympic sports. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 24, 349-361.
Bell SA and Percy DF (2012) Modelling uncertainty in preventive maintenance scheduling. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 28, 604-615.
Samat NA and Percy DF (2012) Vector borne infectious disease mapping with stochastic difference equations: an analysis of dengue disease in Malaysia. Journal of Applied Statistics, 39, 2029-2046.
Percy DF (2012) The optimal dartboard? Mathematics Today, 48, 268-270.
Perrin RN, Richards JD, Pentreath V and Percy DF (2011) Muscle fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and its response to a manual therapeutic approach: A pilot study. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 14, 96-105.
Chadwick EA, Sandiford KJ and Percy DF (2011) Assessing student teams developing mathematical models applied to business and industrial mathematics. MSOR Connections, 11, 22-24.
Kearney JR, Percy DF and Kobbacy KAH (2011) Modelling preventive maintenance as a decay process for a two-state system. Ingenieria y Gestion de Mantenimiento, 74, 20-25.
Percy DF (2011) Prior elicitation: a compromise between idealism and pragmatism. Mathematics Today, 47, 142-147.
Percy DF (2011) Interactive shrinkage methods for class handicapping. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 22, 139-156.
Hussain Z, Pickering V, Percy DF, Crane J and Bogg J (2011) An analysis of the experiences of radiography and radiotherapy students who are carers at one UK university. Radiography, 17, 49-54.
Percy DF, Kearney JR and Kobbacy KAH (2010) Hybrid intensity models for repairable systems. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 21, 395-406.
Iswaran N and Percy DF (2010) Conflict analysis using Bayesian neural networks and generalized linear models. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61, 332-341.