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David Sirl

Lecturer in Statistics, Faculty of Science



  • Undergraduate studies and PhD in applied probability at University of Queensland.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, 2007-2010.
  • Lecturer in Statistics, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, 2010-2014.
  • Lecturer in Statistics, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, 2014-.

Expertise Summary

I am an applied probabilist, with most of my work being related to biological applications. My specific research interests are as follows:

  • Stochastic epidemic models that are sufficiently simple to admit a reasonable level of mathematical analysis but avoid some/many of the classical homogeneity assumptions.
  • Markov processes on a countable state space with an absorbing state; especially questions surrounding the existence and uniqueness of quasi-stationary and limiting conditional distributions, related exponential convergence rates and numerical approximation of quasi-stationary distributions.

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