School of Mathematical Sciences

Probability and Applications Group

Probability is both a fundamental way of viewing the world, and a core area of  mathematics. Probability theory is concerned with the analysis of mathematical models of random phenomena, as occur in many  branches of science. 

Research interests

  • Stochastic processes
  • Statistics
  • Random discrete structures
  • Random matrices and stochastic optimisation
  • Applications of probability to  statistical physics, modelling of epidemics, networks, financial engineering and other areas


We hold regular seminars in Probability and Applications and Statistics at Queen Mary, cooperating with London Probability Seminar. Ilya Goldsheid is a co-organiser of  The London Analysis and Probability Seminar.

Editorial activity

Members of the Probability and Applications group are on the editorial boards  of applied probability journals (AAP/JAP - Sasha Gnedin), general probability journals (Stochastics,  Probability Surveys - Sasha Gnedin) and statistical journals (Sequential Analysis - Steve Coad, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C. - Silvia Liverani).

Group members

Head of Group: Alexander Gnedin

Image credit: Griffin JT (2015) The Interaction between Seasonality and Pulsed Interventions against Malaria in Their Effects on the Reproduction Number. PLoS Comput Biol 11(1): e1004057. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004057