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Salford Business School

Professor David Percy

Professor of Mathematics

Biography

I specialise in operational research and applied statistics, and I teach quantitative methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students. My leadership roles include Chair of the Research, Enterprise and Engagement Ethical Approval Panel for Salford Business School and Chair of the Conferences Committee for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Teaching

  • Data Analysis for Business (level 4)
  • Applied Business Research and Analysis (level 6)
  • Industry Collaboration Project (level 7)
  • Operations and Information Management (level 7)
  • Quantitative Methods (level 8)
  • Statistical Analysis for Research (level 8)

Research Interests

My research interests are mathematical modelling and statistical analysis in business, particularly applications related to sport, reliability and healthcare.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Science (first class) in Mathematical Studies (Loughborough)
  • Diploma in Industrial Studies (Loughborough)
  • Doctor in Philosophy (Liverpool)
  • Chartered Mathematician
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Publications

Percy DF (2019) A comparison of Olympic and Paralympic performances. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 70, 446-458.

Alghamdi SM and Percy DF (2017) Reliability equivalence factors for a series-parallel system of components with exponentiated Weibull lifetimes. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 28, 339-358.

Percy DF (2015) A mathematical analysis of badminton scoring systems. Operational Research Applied to Sports (Wright M), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 181-200.

Hussain Z, Higginson M, Pickering V and Percy DF (2015) Responding to the needs of students who are carers on an undergraduate occupational therapy programme at one UK university. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, DOI: 10.7190/seej.v4i1.92.

Percy DF (2015) Strategy selection and outcome prediction in sport using dynamic learning for stochastic processes. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66, 1840-1849.

Samat NA and Percy DF (2013) Numerical analysis of the SIR-SI differential equations with application to dengue disease mapping in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. International Journal of Mathematical, Computational, Statistical, Natural and Physical Engineering, 7, 642-651.

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.

Postgraduate research

I supervise PhD students for quantitative research in business, particularly applications related to sport, reliability and healthcare.