Stephen Connor



I was an undergraduate and then a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick. In 2008 I moved to York as a lecturer.

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External Roles

I am currently a Holgate Session Leader for the London Mathematical Society

Departmental roles

  • Chair, Teaching Committee
  • Staff Student Liaison Officer
  • Outreach Coordinator



My area of research is applied probability, with interests in probabilistic coupling, mixing times and perfect simulation. I have worked on questions of stochastic stability (notably state-dependent drift conditions), perfect simulation algorithms for multi-server queues, the cutoff phenomenon for a random walk on a ring, and interacting particle systems (bounding the mixing time of exclusion processes on hypergraphs).

Research group(s)

Statistics and Probability Research Group

Available PhD research projects

 I would be very happy to supervise students on a variety of problems associated with my research areas. Possible topics include 
* perfect simulation algorithms for compartment models
* mixing times of random walks on rings
* optimal co-adapted coupling of Markov chains
* mixing times of interacting particle systems



  • Real Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics

Contact details

Dr Stephen Connor

Tel: +44 1904 32 3785