Senior Lecturer in Probability and Statistics
Career Research Fellow
- Room 2.242
- School of Mathematics,
- University of Manchester
- Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
- j.moriarty [ 'at' symbol ] manchester.ac.uk
- Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 5883
- Fax: +44 (0) 161 306 3220
- Research interests
- Group members and vacancies
- Industrial collaborations
- Consultancy services
- Current projects
- Teaching and Outreach
- Curriculum Vitae
Research interestsThe current focus of our group is the application of probability theory at the interface between mathematical finance and power systems engineering. From 2013 to 2017 I have an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship titled Optimal prediction in local electricity markets focusing on the pricing and hedging of risk in electricity demand, for better balancing of future power systems. In 2014-2015 our group will comprise three postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students.
Group members and vacanciesCurrent group members
Postdoctoral: We have recently been successful in attracting new postdoctoral funding. Please get in touch if you are interested in a postdoctoral position involving both probablity theory and interdisciplinary applications in engineering.
PhD: Our group generally accepts one new PhD student per year. Please get in touch if you have good Mathematics degrees to Masters or MMath level with a strong component of probability or statistics courses.
Internships: These are short, focused projects, typically involving scientific programming and with a well-defined outcome, and can be offered at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. Again please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested!
Industrial collaborationsOur group is delighted to be algorithm provider to two innovative startup companies:
- Tempus Energy, who part fund our PhD student Randall Martyr.
- Upside, with whom we collaborate through PhD student Zehui Jin and a postoctoral researcher (to be appointed), funded by the Technology Strategy Board and EPSRC.
Consultancy servicesWe carry out a limited amount of consultancy activity in order to maximise the impact of our work. Our most recent project was the practical application of Real Options Analysis for Electricity North West Ltd.
Current projectsTo represent our current activity, working titles of current manuscripts are provided with author lists. Links to published preprints are provided.
- T. De Angelis, G. Ferrari and J. Moriarty. Repelling free boundaries and pure bang-bang optimal policy in a non convex singular stochastic control problem. 2014, 25pp. In preparation for submission.
- T. De Angelis, G. Ferrari, J. Moriarty and R. Martyr. A free boundary analysis of optimal entry to a singular stochastic control problem without explicit solution. 2014, 31pp. In preparation for submission.
- J. Gonzalez, J. Moriarty and J. Palczewski. Markov Chain Monte Carlo calibration of a jump-diffusion electricity spot price model. 2014, 31pp. In progress.
- J. Moriarty and J. Palczewski. American Call Options for Power System Balancing. 2014, 26pp. In preparation for submission, preprint
PublicationsPeer reviewed journal articles and (peer reviewed conference papers). For open access versions please also see my automatically generated University publications page.
- T. De Angelis, G. Ferrari and J. Moriarty. A Non Convex Singular Stochastic Control Problem and its Related Optimal Stopping Boundaries. 2014, 24pp. In review, preprint
- Y. Kitapbayev, J. Moriarty and P. Mancarella. Stochastic control and real
options valuation of thermal storage-enabled
demand response from flexible district energy systems.
Applied Energy (2014)
- P. Z. Hadjipantelis, J. A. D. Aston, H.-G. Muller and J. Moriarty.
Analysis of Spike Train Data using Multivariate Mixed Effects Models.
Electronic Journal of Statistics, to appear.
- J. Gonzalez and J. Moriarty. Risk-sensitive optimal switching and applications to district energy systems (peer reviewed conference paper, 6pp).
Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems PMAPS 2014
- P. Z. Hadjipantelis, N. S. Jones, J. Moriarty, D. A. Springate, C. G.
Knight. Function-Valued Traits in Evolution.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10: 20121032 (2013).
- B. Haegeman, J. Hamelin, J. Moriarty, P. Neal, J. Dushoff, J. S.
Weitz. Robust estimation of microbial diversity in theory and in
The ISME Journal 7, 1092-1101 (2013) , Preprint
S. Jones and J.
Evolutionary Inference for Function-valued Traits: Gaussian Process
Regression on Phylogenies.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10: 20120616 (2013), ArXiv
- Y. Kitapbayev, P. Mancarella and J. Moriarty. A real options assessment of flexible district energy systems
(peer reviewed conference paper, 7pp).
10th International Conference on the European Energy Market EEM13, preprint.
- S. French, W. J. Nuttall, N. Argyris, J. Moriarty and P.J.Thomas. The
Early Phase of a Radiation Accident: Revisiting Thinking on Evacuation and
Exclusion Zones (peer reviewed conference paper, 5pp).
Proceedings of the 10th International ISCRAM Conference (2013).
- J. Moriarty. Feeding the Four Hundred.
MSOR Connections 13 (2013)
J.A.D. Aston, D. Buck, J.Coleman, C.J. Cotter, N.S. Jones, V. Macaulay, N. MacLeod, J. Moriarty, and A. Nevins. Phylogenetic inference for function-valued traits: speech sound
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27:3, 160-166 (2012), Preprint
- G.W. Evatt, P.V. Johnson, P.W. Duck, S.D. Howell and J.
Expected Lifetime of an Extraction Project.
Proceedings of the Royal Society A 467 (2011), 244-263, MIMS Eprint
- G.W. Evatt, P.V.
Johnson, J. Moriarty, P.W. Duck, S.D. Howell, C.
Tonkin. The Resource and Optimisation Valuation Model: Real Impact from
Real Options (peer reviewed conference paper, 10pp.)
Proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium (2011).
- A. B. Dieker and J. Moriarty.
Reflected Brownian motion in a
wedge: sum-of-exponential stationary densities.
Electronic Communications in Probability 14:1 (2009).
- Y. Doumerc and J. Moriarty. Exit problems associated with affine
Probability Theory and Related Fields 145:3 (2009), 351-383, MIMS Eprint
- J. Moriarty and N. O'Connell. On the free energy of a directed polymer in a
Markov Processes and Related Fields 13 (2007), 251-266.
- J. Moriarty, J. R. Marchesi and A. Metcalfe. Bounds on the distribution of the
number of gaps when circles and lines are covered by fragments: Theory and practical
application to genomic and metagenomic projects.
BMC Bioinformatics 8:70 (2007).
Teaching and Outreach
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty Best in eLearning 2013 commendation
- Journal article on eLearning in MSOR Connections
- Faculty eLearning showcase article on large class sizes
- Presentation from a Higher Education Academy workshop on social media
- Article for the BBC on the Monty Hall Problem
- Mutating Messages, an EPSRC funded public experiment at the Swinton High School: blog and lesson plan (at the National STEM Centre eLibrary)