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Philip Boland

Occasional Lecturer

Address

Tel: +353 1 7162556
Email: philip.j.boland@ucd.ie

Biography

BSc, MA, PhD (Rochester), DSc
Professor of Statistics at UCD (1986 - 2007)
Director of the Bachelor of Actuarial and Financial Studies UCD (1991 - 2007)
Honorary Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland
Elected Member - International Statistical Institute
Member and Past President - Irish Statistical Association
Member - American Statistical Association
Member - Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Member - Irish Mathematical Society

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1997.
Title: Honorary Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland

Associations

Association: International Association for Statistical Education, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Statistical Society, Function/Role: *
Association: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland., Function/Role: *
Association: Irish Mathematical Society, Function/Role: *
Association: International Statistical Institute (Elected Member), Function/Role:
Association: Irish Statistical Association (President 1997/98)., Function/Role: *
     

Conference Contributions

Boland, P.J.; (2008) Statistical and Probabilistic Methods for the General Insurance Actuary. [Invited Lecture], CAPS 2008 : International Conference on Applied Probability and Statistics, Hanoi, Vietnam , 01-DEC-08 - 03-DEC-08.
Boland, P.J. ; (2008) Probabilistic and Statistical Methods for the General Insurance Actuary. [Keynote Address], International Workshop on Applied Probability (IWAP -2008), Compiegne, France , 07-JUL-08 - 10-JUL-08.
Boland, P.J ; (2008) Probabilistic and Statistical Methods in General Insurance. [Invited Oral Presentation], A Short Course in Financial Mathematics, ITT, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland , 12-JUN-08 - 12-JUN-08.
Boland, P.J.; (2008) Statistical and Probabilistic Methods for the General Insurance Actuary. [Invited Lecture], Seminar Series in Finance, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 15-FEB-08 - 15-FEB-08.
Boland, P.J.; (2007) The Statistical Toolkit of an Actuary. [Invited Lecture], International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics, University of Azores, Azores , 17-AUG-07 - 20-AUG-07.
Boland, P.J.; (2007) Stochastic Comparisons for the Number of Trials Until the kth success and the Number of Successes in n Tirals when the Success Probability Varies. [Invited Lecture], International Conference on Statistics, Probability and Related Areas, Cochin, India , 02-JAN-07 - 05-JAN-07.
Boland, P.J.; (2006) Statistical Methods in General Insurance. [Invited Lecture], International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics - ICOTS 7, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil , 05-JUL-06 - 05-JUL-06.
Boland, P.J.; (2005) Optimal Software Release Time when Fault Repair is Imperfect. [Invited Lecture], International Conference on Reliability and Survival Analysis, ISI, New Delhi, India , 20-DEC-05 - 22-DEC-05.
Boland, P.J.; (2002) Challenges in Software Reliability and Testing. [Plenary Lecture], Mathematical Methods in Reliability (MMR), Trondheim, Norway , 16-JUN-02 - 18-JUN-02.
Boland, P.J. and Singh, H.; (2001) Software Reliability Modelling with a Birth Process Approach. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Recent Developments in Statistics and Probability and Their Applications, Delhi, India , 09-JAN-01 - 09-JAN-01.
Boland. P.J.; (1991) Stochastic Inequalities for a Redundancy Enhancement to a Series or Parallel System. [Oral Presentation], Stochastic Inequalities, Seattle , 08-JUL-91 - 10-JUL-91.
Boland, P.J.; (1991) Stochastic Ordering of Partial Sums with Applications in Reliability and Maintenance. [Oral Presentation], 48th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Cairo, Egypt , 14-SEP-91 - 16-SEP-91.
Boland. P.J.; (1992) The Hazard Rate Ordering with Applications in Reliability and Order Statistics. [Oral Presentation], XXIV Journees de Statistique, Brussels, Belguim , 18-MAY-92 - 20-MAY-92.
Boland, P.J.; (1993) The Hazard Rate Ordering in Reliability and Order Statistics. [Oral Presentation], Applied Probability in Engineering, Computer and Communication Sciences, Paris, France , 17-JUN-93 - 17-JUN-93.
Boland, P.J.; (1994) Order Statistics in Reliability and Counting Processes. [N/A], Lifetime Data Models in Reliability and Survival Analysis, Harvard University, Boston, USA , 17-JUN-94 - 17-JUN-94.
Boland, P.J and Nicholson, J.; (1995) Statistics and Probability at the Secondary School Level in the USA, Ireland and the UK. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Killarney, Ireland (30 March, 1995), Killarney , 30-MAR-95 - 30-MAR-95.
Boland, P.J.; (1988) The Condorcet Jury Theorem and Majority Systems. [Oral Presentation], 8th Annual Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Port Stewart, N. Ireland , 15-MAR-88 - 16-MAR-88.
Boland, P.J.; (1978) Holomorphic Functions on Spaces of Distributions. [Oral Presentation], Functional Analysis Week, Oberwolfach, West Germany , 15-SEP-78 - 22-SEP-78.
Boland, P.J. and Dineen, S.; (1977) Holomorphic Functions on Fully Nuclear Spaces. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Approximation Theory, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil , 01-AUG-77 - 01-AUG-77.
Boland, P.J.; (1975) Duality and Spaces of Holomorphic Functions. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Infinite Dimensional Holomorphy, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil , 01-AUG-75 - 01-AUG-75.
Boland, P.J.; (1974) Holomorphic Functions on DFN Spaces. [Oral Presentation], Analytic Functions, Krakow, Poland , 15-SEP-74 - 15-SEP-74.
Boland, P.J.; (1986) Diversity in Statistics and Statisticians. [Plenary Lecture], 6th Annual Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Dundalk, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland , 15-MAR-86 - 15-MAR-86.
Boland, P.J.; (1973) Malgrange Theorem for Entire Functions on Nuclear Spaces. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Infinite Dimensional Holomorphy, University of Kentucky (June 1973), University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA , 01-JUN-73 - 01-JUN-73.
Boland, P.J.; (1984) Majorization of Expected Order Statistics. [Oral Presentation], Reliability and Quality Control, Columbia, Missouri, USA , 15-JUN-84 - 16-JUN-84.
Boland, P.J.; (1983) The Reliability of K out of N Systems. [Oral Presentation], Stochastic Failure Models, Replacement and Maintenance Policies, and Accelerated Life Testing, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA , 15-JUN-83 - 15-JUN-83.
Boland P. J.; (1999) Can You Randomly Generate Numbers?. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Belfast, Nothern Ireland , 28-MAY-99 - 28-MAY-99.
Boland, P.J. and Ferguson, J.; (2002) Modelling Degree Performance in the UCD Actuarial & Financial Studies. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Ireland , 15-MAY-02 - 15-MAY-02.
Boland, P.J.; (1998) Selecting Random Numbers in Lotto. [Oral Presentation], American Statistical Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA , 09-AUG-98 - 11-AUG-98.
Boland, P.J.; (2001) Promoting Statistical Awareness at Secondary School Level in the Irish Context. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Dundrum, tipperary, Ireland , 15-MAY-01 - 15-MAY-01.
Boland, P.J.; (1996) Interactive Probability. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Innovations in the Teaching of Statistics, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 16-DEC-96 - 16-DEC-96.
Boland, P.J.; (1983) A Biographical Glimpse of William Sealy Gosset. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland, Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland , 15-MAR-83 - 15-MAR-83.
Boland, P.J.; (1990) Modelling Dependence in Coherent Systems. [Oral Presentation], Congress on Reliability and Decision Making, Siena, Italy , 15-OCT-90 - 18-OCT-90.
Boland, P.J.; (1990) The Use of Statistical Evidence in Allegations of Exam Cheating. [Oral Presentation], 10th Applied Statistics Conference in Ireland, Cork, Ireland , 15-MAY-90 - 15-MAY-90.
Boland, P.J. and Hunt, P.; (2003) Basic Techniques for Visualizing Irish Data. [Poster Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Mullingar, County Meath, Ireland , 15-MAY-03 - 15-MAY-03.
Boland, P.J. ; (1989) Linear Dependence in Consecutive k out of n:F Systems. [Oral Presentation], DIMACS Workshop on the Reliability of Computer and Communication Networks, Rutgers, New Jeersey, USA , 15-DEC-89 - 15-DEC-89.
Barry, D. and Boland, P.J.; (2003) The Use of Statistical evidence in Allegations of Age Discrimination. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Mullingar, Mullingar, County Meath, Ireland , 15-MAY-03 - 15-MAY-03.
Boland, P.J. and El-Neweihi, E.; (1988) Active Redundancy Allocation in Coherent Systems. [Oral Presentation], International Research Conference on Reliability, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA , 15-MAY-88 - 15-MAY-88.
Boland, P.J; (2002) Promoting Statistics Thinking amongst Secondary School Students in the National Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Conference on Teaching of Statistics, Durban, South Africa , 07-JUL-02 - 12-JUL-02.
Boland, P.J.; (2003) Motivating Statistical Thinking for Second-Level Students in Ireland with Basic Graphics. [Oral Presentation], Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, San Francisco , 05-AUG-03 - 05-AUG-03.
Boland, P.J.; (2001) Testing for Software Reliability. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Statistical Inference and Reliability, Chandigarh, India , 22-DEC-01 - 23-DEC-01.
Boland. P.J.; (2000) Recent Advances in System Reliability Theory. [Plenary Lecture], XXXII Journees de Statistique, Fez, Morocco , 14-MAY-00 - 16-MAY-00.
Boland, P.J. and Singh, H.; (2000) A Birth Process Approach to the Geometric Poisson Model in Software Reliability. [Invited Oral Presentation], Indian Statistical Meeting, Delhi, India , 29-DEC-00 - 29-DEC-00.
Boland, P.J. ; (2000) Stochastic Ordering of Systems which are Mixtures of Exponentials. [Oral Presentation], Mathematical Methods in Reliability, Bordeaux , 05-JUL-00 - 05-JUL-00.
Boland, P.J.; (1999) Human Bias in the Selection of Random Numbers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Recent Advances in Probability and Statistics (in honor of T. Cacoullos), Athens, Greece , 04-JUN-99 - 05-JUN-99.
Boland, P.J.; (1998) Promoting the Use of Data Analysis and Statistical Projects in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics, Singapore , 22-JUN-98 - 24-JUN-98.
Boland, P.J.; (1997) Selecting Random Numbers for Lotto 6/42. [Poster Presentation], International Meeting of Multidimensional Data Analysis (NGUS 97), Bilbao, Spain , 11-SEP-97 - 11-SEP-97.
Boland, P.J.; (1996) The Hazard Rate Ordering in Reliability. [Invited Lecture], Workshop on Non Standard Statistical Methods, Chandigarh, India , 10-JAN-96 - 11-JAN-96.
Boland, P.J.; (1995) A Reliability Comparison of Basic Systems Using Hazard Rate Functions. [Invited Oral Presentation], 7th International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, Dublin, Ireland , 14-JUN-95 - 14-JUN-95.
               

Publications

Books

Boland, P. J.; (2007) Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. Available Online [Details]
Lyons, M., Lynch, K., Close, S., Sheerin, E. and Boland, P.J.; (2003) Inside Classrooms - The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Social Context. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Boland, P. J.; (1977) Holomorphic Functions on Nuclear Spaces. Madrid: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. [Details]

Book Chapters

Boland, P. and Singh, H.; (2006) 'Stochastic Comparisons of Bernoulli Sums and Binomial Random Variables' In: Balakrishnan, N,. Castillo, E. and Sarabia, J. M (eds). Statistics for Industry and Technology: Advances in Distribution Theory, Order Statistic, and Inference. Boston: Birkhauser. [Details]
Boland, P. J. and Samaniego, F.; (2004) 'The Signature of a Coherent System and its Applications in Reliability' In: Refik Soyer, Thomas Mazzuchi, and Nozer Singpurwalla, Volume 67 in the International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Kluwer (eds). Mathematical Reliability: An Expository Perspective. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]
Boland, P. J., Samaniego, F. and Vestrup E. M.; (2003) 'Linking Dominations and Signatures in Network Reliability Theory' In: Bo H. Lindqvist and Kjell Doksum, Volume 7, Series in Quality, Reliability and Engineering Sciences, World Scientific Publishing (Singapore) (eds). Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Reliability. Singapore: World Scientific. [Details]
Boland, P. J. Faundez Sekirkin, S and Singh, H.; (2003) 'Theoretical and Practical Challenges in Software Reliability and Testing' In: Edited by Bo H. Lindqvist and Kjell Doksum, Volume 7, Series in Quality, Reliability and Engineering Sciences, World Scientific Publishing (Singapore) (eds). Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Reliability. Singapore: World Scientific. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Hu, T., Shaked, M. and Shanthikumar, G.; (2002) 'Stochastic Ordering of Order Statistics II' In: M. Dror, P. LEcuyer and F. Szidarovsky (eds). Modelling Uncertainty: An Examiniation of Stochastic Theory, Methods and Applications. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (2000) 'William Sealy Gosset (Student) 1876-1937' In: Ken Houston (eds). Creators of Mathematics: The Irish Connection. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Boland, P.J. with Frank Proschan; (1994) 'Stochastic Order in System Reliability Theory' In: M. Shaked and J. G. Shanthikumar (eds). Stochastic Orders and Their Applications. San Diego: Academic Press. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, P. and Tong, Y.L.; (1993) 'Some Recent Applications of Stochastic Inequalities in System Reliability Theory' In: Editor A. P. Basu, , Elsevier Science Publications (eds). Advances in Reliability. Netherlands: North Holland. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1993) 'Modelling Dependence in Coherent Systems' In: Chapman and Hall, (1993), - (eds). Reliability and Decision Making. London: Chapman and Hall. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1992) 'Stochastic Inequalities for a Redundancy Enhancement to a Series or Parallel System' In: Shaked, M. and Tong, Y. L (eds). Stochastic Inequalities - (IMS Lecture Notes/Monograph Series). USA: Institute of Mathematical Statistics. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1992) 'Stochastic Inequalities for a Redundancy Enhancement to a Series or Parallel System' In: Shaked, M. and Tong, Y.L (eds). Stochastic Inequalities - (IMS Lecture Notes/Monograph Series). Hayward, California: Institute of Mathematical Statistics. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, F. and Tong, Y.L.; (1991) 'Some Majorization Inequalities for Functions of Exchangeable Random Variables' In: Block, H., Sampson, A. and Savits, T (eds). Topics in Statistical Dependence. Hayward, California: Institute of Mathematical Statistics: Lecture Notes - Monograph Series, Volume 16. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, F.; (1988) 'The Impact of Reliability Theory on Some Branches of Mathematics and Statistics' In: Krishnaiah, P.R. and Rao, C.R (eds). Handbook of Statistics: Volume 7 - Quality Control and Reliability. Amsterdam: North Holland. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, F.; (1986) 'An Integral Inequality with Applications to Order Statistics' In: Basu, S (eds). Reliability and Quality Control. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, F.; (1984) 'Computing the Reliability of k out of n Systems' In: Abdel-Hameed, M., Cinlar, E. and Quinn, J (eds). Reliability Theory and Modles: Stochastic Failure Modles, Optimal Maintenance Policies, Life Testing and Structures. Orlando, Florida: Academic Press. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Dineen, S.; (1979) 'Duality Theory for Spaces of Germs and Holomorphic Functions on Nuclear Spaces' In: Barrroso, J.A (eds). Advances in Holomorphy. Amsterdam: North Holland. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1974) 'Holomorphic Functions on DFN Spaces' In: Lelong, P (eds). Seminaire Pierre Lelong 1973/74 - (Lecture Notes in Mathematics 474). Berlin: Springer. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1974) 'Malgrange Theorem for Entire Functions on Nuclear Spaces' In: Hayden, T.L. and Suffridge, T.J (eds). Proceedings on Infinite Dimensional Holomorphy - (Lecture Notes in Mathematics - 364). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Boland, P.J. and Ni Chuiv, N.; (2007) 'Optimal Times for Software Release when Repair is Imperfect'. Statistics and Probability Letters, 77 :1176-1184. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (2007) 'The Probability Distribution for the Number of Successes in Independent Trials'. Communications in Statistics, 36 :1327-1331. [Details]
Boland, P. J., Singh H. and Cukic, B.; (2004) 'The Stochastic Precedence Ordering with Applications in Sampling and Testing'. Journal of Applied Probability, 41 (1):73-82. [Details]
Barry, D. and Boland, P. J.; (2004) 'Debating the Use of Statistical Evidence in Allegations of Age Discrimination'. The American Statistician, 58 (2):102-109. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Samaniego, F.; (2004) 'Stochastic Ordering Among Consecutive k-out-of-n systems'. IEEE Transactions in Reliability, 53 (1):7-10. [Details]
Boland, P. J.; (2003) 'Promoting Statistical Thinking amongst Secondary School Students in the National Context'. The American Statistician, 57 (2):85-88. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Singh, H.; (2003) 'A Birth Process Approach to the Geometric Poisson Model in Software Reliability'. IEEE Transactions in Reliability, 52 (2):168-174. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Singh, H. and Cukic, B.; (2003) 'Comparing Partition and Random Testing via Majorization and Schur Functions'. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 29 (1):88-94. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Singh, H.; (2002) 'Determining the Optimal Release Time for Software Reliability in the Geometric Poisson Model'. International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 9 (3):201-213. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Singh, H. and Cukic, B.; (2002) 'Stochastic Orders in Partition and Random Testing of Software'. Journal of Applied Probability, 39 (3):555-565. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (2001) 'Signatures of Direct and Indirect Majority Systems'. Journal of Applied Probability, 38 (2):597-603. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Ni Chuiv, N.; (2001) 'Cost Implications of Imperfect Repair in Software Reliability'. International Journal of Reliability and Applications, 2 (3):147-160. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Hutchinson, K.; (2000) 'Student Selection of Random Digits'. The Statistician, 49 (4):519-529. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Papastavridis, S.; (1999) 'Consecutive k out of n:F systems with Cycle k'. Statistics and Probability Letters, 44 (2):155-160. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Pawitan, Y.; (1999) 'Trying to be Random in Selecting Random Numbers for Lotto'. Journal of Statistical Education, 7 (3). [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1998) 'A Reliability Comparison of Basic Systems Using Hazard Rate Functions'. Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, 13 :377-384. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and El-Neweihi, E.; (1998) 'Statistical and Information Based (Physical) Minimal Repair for k out of n Systems'. Journal of Applied Probability, 35 :731-740. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1998) 'An arrangement increasing property of the Marshall-Olkin bivariate exponential'. Statistics and Probability Letters, 37 (2):167-170. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Hollander, M., Joag-Dev, K. and Kochar, S.; (1996) 'Bivariate Dependence Properties of Order Statistics'. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 56 (1):75-89. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and El-Neweihi, E.; (1995) 'Expected Cost Comparisons for Inspection and Repair Policies'. Computers and Operations Research, 22 (4):383-390. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and El-Neweihi, E.; (1995) 'Component Redundancy versus System Redundancy in the Hazard Rate Ordering'. IEEE Transactions in Reliability, 44 (4):614-619. [Details]
Boland, P.J., El-Neweihi, E., and Proschan, F.; (1994) 'The Hazard Rate Ordering with Applications in Reliability and Order Statistics Journal of Applied Probability'. Journal of Applied Probability, 31 :180-192. [Details]
Boland, P.J., El-Neweihi, E. and Proschan, F.; (1994) 'Schur Properties of Convolutions of Exponential and Geometric Random Variables'. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 48 (1):157-167. [Details]
Boland, P.J., El-Neweihi, E. and Proschan, F.; (1992) 'Stochastic Order for Redundancy Allocations in Series and Parallel Systems'. Advances in Applied Probability, 24 :161-171. [Details]
Boland, P.J. Proschan. F. and Tong, Y.L.; (1992) 'A Stochastic Ordering of Partial Sums of Independent Random Variables and of Some Random Processes'. Journal of Applied Probability, 29 :645-654. [Details]
Boland, P.J. with Frank Proschan and Y. L. Tong; (1991) 'Some Majorization Inequalities for Functions of Exchangeable Random Variables'. :85-91. [Details]
Boland, P.J., El-Neweihi, E. and Proschan, F.; (1991) 'Stochastic Order for Inspection and Repair Policies'. Annals of Applied Probability, 1 :207-218. [Details]
Boland, P.J., El-Neweihi, E. and Proschan, F.; (1991) 'Redundancy Importance and Allocation of Spares in Coherent Systems'. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 29 :55-66. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, M.; (1990) 'The Use of Statistical Evidence in Allegations of Exam Cheating'. CHANCE, 3 (3):10-14. [Details]
Boland, P.J. with Frank Proschan and Y. L. Tong; (1990) 'Linear Dependence in Consecutive k out of n:F Systems'. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Scienc, 4 :391-397. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, F., and Tong, Y. L.; (1989) 'Modelling Dependence in Simple and Indirect Majority Systems'. Journal of Applied Probability, 26 :81-88. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1989) 'Majority Systems and the Condorcet Jury Theorem'. The Statistician, 38 :181-189. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, F. and Tong, Y.L.; (1989) 'Crossing Properties of Mixture Distributions'. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Scienc, 3 :355-366. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, F. and Tong, Y.L.; (1989) 'Optimal Arrangement of Components via Pairwise Rearrangements'. Naval Research Logistics, 36 :807-815. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, F. and Tong, Y.L.; (1988) 'Moment and Geometric Probability Inequalities Arising from Arrangement Increasing Functions'. Annals of Probability, 16 :407-413. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, F.; (1988) 'Multivariate Arrangement Increasing Functions with Applications in Probability and Statistics'. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 25 :286-298. [Details]
Boland, P.J. with Frank Proschan; (1988) 'The Impact of Reliability Theory on Some Branches of Mathematics and Statistics'. Quality Control and Reliability, 7 :157-173. [Details]
Boland, P.J., El-Neweihi, E., Proschan, F.; (1988) 'Active Redundancy Allocation in Coherent Systems'. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Scienc, 2 :343-353. [Details]
Boland, P.J., Proschan, F. and Tong, Y.L.; (1987) 'Fault Diversity in Software Reliability'. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Scienc, 1 :175-187. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, F.; (1987) 'Schur Convexity of the Maximum Likelihood Function for the Multivariate Hypergeometric and Multinomial Distributions'. Statistics and Probability Letters, 5 :317-322. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Proschan, F.; (1984) 'Optimal Arrangement of Systems'. Naval Research Logistics, 31 :399-407. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Proschan, F.; (1983) 'The Reliability of K out of N Systems'. Annals of Probability, 11 (3):760-764. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1983) 'A Biographical Glimpse of William Sealy Gosset'. The American Statistician, 38 (3):179-183. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Proschan, F.; (1983) 'The Optimum Replacement of a System Subject to Shocks'. Operations Research, 31 :697-704. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Proschan, F.; (1982) 'Periodic Replacement with Increasing Minimal Repair Costs at Failure'. Operations Research, 30 (6):1183-1189. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Dineen, S.; (1981) 'Holomorphy on Spaces of Distributions'. Pacific Journal of Mathematics, 92 :27-34. [Details]
Boland, P.J. with Sean Dineen; (1979) 'Duality Theory for Spaces of Germs and Holomorphic Functions on Nuclear Spaces, (), Advances in Holomorphy'. North Holland Mathematical Studies, 34 :179-207. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Dineen, S.; (1978) 'Holomorphic Functions on Fully Nuclear Spaces'. Bulletin De Societe Mathematique De France, 106 :311-336. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Dineen, S.; (1978) 'Fonctions Holomorphes sur des Espaces Pleinement Nucleaires'. Comptes Rendus De L'Academie Des Sciences De Paris, 286 :1235-1237. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1977) 'An Example of a Nuclear Space in Infinite Dimensional Holomorphy'. Arkiv Fur Mathematik, 15 :87-91. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1977) 'Duality and Spaces of Holomorphic Functions, Infinite Dimensional Holomorphy and Applications'. North Holland Mathematical Studies, 12 :131-138. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1975) 'Holomorphic Functions on Nuclear Spaces'. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 209 :275-281. [Details]
Boland, P.J., and Dineen, S.; (1974) 'Convolution Operators on G-Holomorphic Functions in Infinite Dimensions'. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 190 :313-323. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1974) 'Some Spaces of Entire and Nuclearly Entire Functions on a Banach Space - Part II'. Journal Fur Die Reine Und Angewandte Mathematik, 271 :8-27. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1974) 'Some Spaces of Entire and Nuclearly Entire Functions on a Banach Space - Part I'. Journal Fur Die Reine Und Angewandte Mathematik, 270 :38-60. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1972) 'Espaces Ponderes de Fonctions Entieres et de Fonctions Entieres Nucleaires sur un Espace do Banach'. Comptes Rendus De L'Academie Des Sciences De Paris, 275 :587-590. [Details]
Boland, P.J. and Nicholson, J.; (1996) 'The Statistics and Probability Curriculum at the Secondary School Level in the USA, Ireland and the UK'. The Statistician, 45 (4):437-446. [Details]
Boland, P.J.; (1982) 'Periodic Replacement when Minimal Repair Costs vary with Time'. Naval Research Logistics, 29 (3):541-546. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Boland, P. J. ; (2006) Statistical Methods in General Insurance . In: Rossman, A. and Chance, B eds. International Conference on Teaching Statistics - (ICOTS 7) Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, , 02-JUL-06 - 07-JUL-06 Available Online [Details]
Boland, P. J. ; (2005) The Probability Distribution for the Number of Successes in Independent Trials International Conference on Distribution theory, Order Satistics and Inference Izmir, Turkey, , 16-JUN-05 - 18-JUN-05 [Details]
Boland, P.J and Singh., H.; (2004) Comparing Bernoulli Sums and Binomial Random Variables . In: Balakrishnan, N., Castillo, E. and Sarabia, J.M eds. International Conference on Distribution Theory, Order Statististics and Inference, in honour of Barry C. Arnold University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, , 16-JUN-04 - 18-JUN-04 , pp.1-10 [Details]
Boland, P. J. ; (2002) Promoting Statistics Thinking amongst Secondary School Students in the National Context . In: Phillips, Brian eds. International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics (ICOTS-6) Durban, South Africa, , 07-JUL-02 - 12-JUL-02 Available Online [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Over the past 35 years, Philip J. Boland has been research active in statistics, stochastic processes, reliability theory, actuarial science, functional analysis and mathematical/statistical education. He is the author of over 100 publications on statistics, reliability theory, software reliability and statistical education, including over 70 in refereed international journals. He has given over 100 invited seminars and conference presentations on his work around the world (USA, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Norway, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, India, Morocco, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Singapore and Brazil). Boland is also a long serving Associate Editor of the journals "Statistics and Probability Letters" and "Lifetime Data Analysis".


In recent years, Boland has shown particular interest in software reliability, actuarial science and statistical education at the secondary and tertiary level. His research in software reliability has been supported by Enterprise Ireland to study Cost Implications in Software Reliability and involved collaboration with IBM (Lotus Ireland). Boland has recently published a book on Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science. He has also been the recipient of several Enterprise Ireland - International Collaboration Programme Grants, and several RDS Demonstration Lecture Bursaries for promoting Statistics and Mathematics to second level students and teachers.