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ARNOLD, Richard


ARNOLD, Richard

Position and Affiliated Institution

Associate Professor, Victoria University of Wellington



Education and Academic Employment

1986  B.Sc. (Hons) in Astronomy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1987  M.Sc in Physics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1991  Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
2002  MSc in Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
1991-1995:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy, Leiden University, The Netherlands
1995-1999:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics, Imperial College School of Medicine, United Kingdom
2001-   Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Research Topic

Reliability Theory

Fields of Research Interests

Statistics, reliability analysis, statistics in geophysics, clustering, directional statistics

Academic Publications
  1. Sarah Marshall, Richard Arnold, Stefanka Chukova and Yu Hayakawa. ‘Warranty Cost Analysis: Increasing Warranty Repair Times.’ Accepted by Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry – Online early 7 March 2018 – [DOI 10.1002/asmb.2323] (QA, 10%)
  2. R. Arnold, P. E. Jupp and H. Schaeben. ‘Statistics of ambiguous rotations.’ Journal of Multivariate Analysis  165, 73–85 (2018) – Available online 21 Nov 2017 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jmva.2017.10.007] (QA, 20%)
  3. Richard Arnold, Stefanka Chukova and Yu Hayakawa. ‘Inference for Multicomponent Systems with Dependent Failures’.  Online early at IEEE Transactions on Reliability. (2017) [DOI: 10.1109/TR.2017.2696542] (QA, 50%)
  4. Arthur Grimes, Nicholas Preval, Chris Young, Richard Arnold, Tim Denne, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Lucy Telfar-Barnard.  ‘Does Retrofitted Insulation Reduce Household Energy Use? Theory and Practice.’  The Energy Journal 37, 165-186, (2016) [DOI: 10.5547/01956574.37.4.agri] (QA, 10%)
  5. Daniel Fernandez and Richard Arnold. ‘Model selection for mixture-based clustering for ordinal data.’ The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 58, 437-472 2016.[DOI: 10.1111/anzs.12179] (QA, 15%)
Affiliated Academic Organizations

New Zealand Statistical Association
International Society for Bayesian Analysis


Fulbright New Zealand Scholar – August-November 2018 – To visit George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Other Interests

Astronomy, Linguistics
Tramping, Swimming



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