DF Percy

Professor of Mathematics

Business School

University of Salford

Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research

I am a Professor of Mathematics in Salford Business School and my research interests are mathematical modelling and statistical analysis in business. Original developments include contributions to multivariate analysis, stochastic processes and Bayesian inference, along with an optimal dartboard, new randomness tests, generic handicapping systems and hybrid intensity models. Impact includes improvements to arterial disease diagnosis, dengue disease mapping, trauma hospital performance, national lottery regulation, Paralympic sports analysis, tournament scoring formats, preventive maintenance scheduling and vehicle inspection centres. I have organised visits and conferences, presented seminars and lectures, published 75 refereed articles, received 27 grants, supervised 2 postdoctoral remore...

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, Member of the London Mathematical Society

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  1. Percy, D. F. 2016, 'Urban maths: a commuter’s skeletal symmetry [writing as A. Townie]' , Mathematics Today, 52 , pp. 212-214.
  2. Percy, DF 2015, 'Urban maths : car park mayhem [writing as A. Townie]' , Mathematics Today, 51 , pp. 175-177.
  3. Percy, DF 2015, 'A mathematical analysis of badminton scoring systems' , in: Operational Research Applied to Sports , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 181-200.
  4. 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 , pp. 642-651.
  5. Samat, NA and Percy, DF 2014, 'Predictions of relative risks for dengue disease mapping in Malaysia based on stochastic SIR-SI vector-borne infectious disease transmission model' , in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Science, Technology and Social Sciences (ICSTSS) 2012 , Singapore: Springer, pp. 399-404.
  6. 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, 4 (1) , pp. 1-18.
  7. Chadwick, EA, Sandiford, KJ and Percy, DF 2012, 'Assessing student teams developing mathematical models applied to business and industrial mathematics' , in: Employer Engagement in Undergraduate Mathematics , Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project, London, pp. 41-44.
  8. Alghamdi, SM and Percy, DF 2015, 'Reliability equivalence factors for a series–parallel system of components with exponentiated Weibull lifetimes' , IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 28 (3) , pp. 339-358.
  9. Alghamdi, SM and Percy, DF 2014, 'Reliability equivalence factors for a series-parallel system assuming an exponentiated weibull distribution' , in: Proceedings of 8th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability , Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
  10. Percy, DF 2012, 'Generic handicapping for paralympic sports' , IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 24 (3) , pp. 349-361.