School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Adrienne W (Freda) Kemp

My picture Position: Honorary Senior Lecturer 

Room: M306 
 
 

 



 

RESEARCH:

  • My research interests are in biometry, discrete distribution theory, and special functions.

  • PAPERS AND BOOKS:

    Kemp, A.W. (1953). A Statistical Investigation into the Effects of Certain Environmental Factors on the Growth of Helianthus annuus, B.Sc. thesis, Oxford: The University of Oxford. 

    Raymond, W.F., Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W., Harris, C.E. (1954). Studies in the digestibility of herbage, IV The use of faecal collection in pasture studies, Journal of the British Grassland Society, 9, 69--82.

    Blackman, G.E., Black, J.N., Kemp, A.W. (1955). Physiological and Ecological Studies in the Analysis of Plant Environment, X. An Analysis of the Effects of Seasonal Variation in Daylight and Temperature on the Growth of Helianthus annuus in the Vegetative Phase, Annals of Botany, 19, 527--548. 

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W. (1956a). Generalized hypergeometric distributions, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, B, 18, 202--211. 

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W. (1956b). The analysis of point quadrat data,  Australian Journal of Botany,
    4, 167--174.

    Norman, M.J.T., Kemp, A.W., Tayler, J.E. (1957). Winter temperatures in long and short grass, Meteorological Magazine, 86, 148--152.  

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W. (1965). Some properties of the ``Hermite'' distribution, Biometrika, 52, 381--394.

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1966). An alternative derivation of the Hermite distribution, Biometrika,  53, 627--628.

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W.  (1967).  A special case of Fisher's ``modified Poisson series'', Sankhya, Series  A,  29, 103--104.

    Kemp, A.W.  (1968a). Studies in Univariate Discrete Distribution Theory Based on the Generalized Hypergeometric Function and Associated Differential Equations, Ph.D. thesis, Belfast: The Queen's University of Belfast. 

    Kemp, A.W.  (1968b). A wide class of discrete distributions and the associated differential equations,  Sankhya, Series A, 30, 401--410.

    Kemp, A.W. (1968c). A limited risk cPp,  Skandinavisk Aktuarietidskrift, 51,198--203. 

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W.  (1968). On a distribution associated with certain stochastic processes, Journal of the Royal Statistical  Society, B, 30, 160--163. 

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1969). Branching and clustering models associated with the 'lost-games distribution', Journal of Applied Probability, 6, 700--703. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1970a).  General formulae for the central moments of certain serial correlation coefficient approximations, Annals of Mathematical Statistics,  41, 1363--1368.

    Kemp, A. W. (1970b). Plausibility and second-order entropy, with particular reference to family composition, Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work,
    4: Models, Structures and Characterizations, C Taillie, G P. Patil, and B. A. Baldessari (editors), 4, 321--329. Dordrecht: Reidel.

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1971). On mixing processes and the lost-games distribution, Zastosowania Matematyki, 12, 167--173. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1973a). On gamma function inequalities, Skandinavisk Aktuarietidskrift, 56, 65-- 69.

    Kemp, A. W. (1973b). The evaluation of second-order entropy and inaccuracy for certain discrete distributions, Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 45, 45--51.

    Kemp, A.W. (1974a). Towards a unification of the theory of counts,  University of Bradford School of Mathematics, Statistics Reports and Preprints, 12

    Kemp, A. W., Kemp, C. D. (1974b). A family of discrete distributions defined via their factorial moments, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 3, 1187--1196.

    Kemp, A. W. (1975a). Models for Gaussian hypergeometric distributions, Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work, G P. Patil, S. Kotz, and J. K. Ord (editors), 1, 31--40. Dordrecht: Reidel.

    Kemp, A. W. (1975b). Characterizations based on second-order entropy, Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work, G P. Patil, S. Kotz, and J. K. Ord (editors), 3, 321-329. Dordrecht: Reidel.

    Kemp, A.W. (1978a). Cluster size probabilities for generalized Poisson distributions, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 7, 1433--1438.

    Kemp, A.W. (1978b). On probability generating functions for  matching and occupancy distributions, Zastosowania Matematyki, 16, 207--213. 

    Kemp, A.W.  (1979). Convolutions involving binomial pseudo-variables, Sankhya  Series A, 41, 232--243.

    Kemp, A.W. (1981a). Frugal methods of generating bivariate discrete random variables, Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work, 4: Models, Structures and Characterizations, C.Taillie, G.P. Patil, and B.A. Baldessari (editors), 321--329. Dordrecht: Reidel.

    Kemp, A.W. (1981b). Conditionality properties for the bivariate logarithmic distribution with an application to goodness of fit, Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work, 5: Inferential Problems and Properties, C. Taillie, G.P. Patil,
    and B.A. Baldessari (editors), 57--73. Dordrecht: Reidel.

    Kemp, A.W. (1981c). Efficient generation of logarithmically distributed pseudo-random variables, Applied Statistics, 30, 249--253.  

    Kemp, A.W. (1981d). Computer sampling from homogeneous bivariate discrete distributions, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, 173--15. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1982a). Bulk buying of possibly defective items, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 35, 859--864.

    Kemp, A. W. (1982b). Outstanding lifetime graphical analysis, COMPSTAT82, 4, 143--144.

    Kemp, A. W., Artikis, T. (1982c). Certain infinitely divisible charistically functions, Zastosowania Mathematyki, 17, 271--276.

    Kemp, A.W. (1986a). Weighted discrepancies and maximum likelihood estimation for discrete distributions, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 15, 783--803.

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1986b). Distributional  properties of a model for the spread of drug abuse, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 15, 3287--3298. 

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1986c). Efficiency of empirical PGF estimation for the Hermite distribution, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, 110--112. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1987a). The moments of the random variable for the number of returns of a simple random walk, Advances in Applied Probability, 19,  505--507.   

    Kemp, A.W. (1987b). A Poissonian binomial model with constrained parameters, Naval Research Logistics, 34, 853--858. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1987c). Families of discrete distributions satisfying Taylor's power law, Biometrics, 43, 693--699. 

    Kemp, A. W., Kemp, C. D. (1987d). A rapid and efficient estimation procedure for the negative binomial distribution, Biometrical Journal, 29, 865--873.

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W. (1987e). Rapid generation of frequency tables, Applied Statistics, 36, 277--282.
     
    Kemp, A.W. (1988a). Families of distributions for repeated samples of animal counts:  Response, Biometrics, 44, 888--890. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1988b). Simple algorithms for the Poisson modal cumulative probability, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, 17, 1495--1508. 

    Kemp, A. W., Kemp, C. D. (1988c). A simple inspection scheme for two types  of defect, Biometrical Journal, 29, 865–873.

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W. (1988d). Rapid estimation for discrete distributions, Statistician, 37, 243--255. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1989a). A note on Stirling's expansion for factorial n, Statistics and probability letters, 7, 139--143. 

    Kemp, A.W. Kemp, C.D. (1989b). Even-point estimation,  Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences Supplement, S, 61--62. Wiley, New York, Chichester.

    Shenton, L.R., Kemp, A.W. (1989c). An S-fraction and ln2(1+x), Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 26, 367--370.

    Kemp, A.W. (1990a). Patchwork rejection algorithms, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 31, 127--131. 

    Kemp, A. W., Kemp, C. D. (1990b). A composition-search algorithm for low parameter Poisson generation, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 35, 239--244.

    Kemp, A.W., Newton, J. (1990c). Certain state-dependent processess for dichotomised parasite populations, Journal of Applied Probability,  27, 251--258. 

    Damianou, C., Kemp, A. W. (1990d). New goodness-of-fit statistics for discrete and grouped continuous data, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, 10, 275--307.

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1991a).  Weldon's dice data revisited, The American Statistician, 45, 216--222. 

    Kemp, C.D. , Kemp, A.W. (1991b). Poisson random variate generation, Applied Statistics, 40, 143--158. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1992a). Heine-Euler extensions of the Poisson distribution, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 21, 571--588. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1992b). Steady-state Markov chain models for the Heine and Euler distributions, Journal of Applied Probability, 29, 869--876. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1992c). On counts of individuals able to signal the presence of an observer, Biometrical Journal, 34, 595--604. 

    Kemp, A.W. (1992d). Certain inequalities involving fractional powers, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, 53, 131--136.

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (1992e).  A group-dynamic model and the lost-games distribution, Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 21, 791--798. 

    Johnson, N.L., Kotz, S., Kemp, A.W., (1992f) Univariate Discrete Distributions (2e), New York, Wiley. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1994). Comments on the Luria-Delbruck distribution, Journal of Applied Probability, 31, 822--828.

    Kemp, A.W. (1995). Splitters, lumpers and species per genus, The Mathematical Scientist, 20, 107--118.

    Kemp, A. W. (1995b). Modeling under- and over-dispersion using q-analogues of the Poisson distribution, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, 25, 313--342. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1996). On modified q-Bessel functions and some statistical applications, Ad- vances in Combinatorial Methods and Applications, N. Balakrishnan (editor), 451--463. Birkha ́user, Boston.

    Kemp, A.W. (1997a).  Characterizations of a discrete normal distribution, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 63, 223--229. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1997b). Generalizations of classical discrete distributions, Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences Update, 1, 93--110. Wiley, New York, Chichester.

    Kemp, C.D., Kemp, A.W. (1997c). Aspects of the Skellam-Haldane distribution, Advances in
    the Theory and Practice of Statistics: A Volume in Honor of Samuel Kotz, N.L. Johnson and
    N. Balakrishnan (editors), 325--338. New York, Wiley. 
     
    Kemp, A.W. (1998a).  Absorption sampling and the absorption distribution, Journal of Applied Probability, 35, 1--6. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1998b). Steiner’s most frequent value, Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences Update, 2, 646--647. Wiley, New York, Chichester. 

    Kemp, A. W. (1999). Polylogarithmic distributions, Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences Update, 3, 592--596. Wiley, New York, Chichester.
     
    Kemp, A.W. (2001a).  The q-beta-geometric distribution as a model for fecundability,  Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 30, 2373--2384. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2001b). A characterization of a distribution arising from absorption sampling, Probability and Statistical Models with Applications, C.A. Charalambides, M.V. Koutras, and N. Balakrishnan (editors), 239--246. Chapman and Hall, New York. 

    Kemp, A.W. (2002a). Certain q-analogues of the binomial distribution, Sankhya, Series A, 109, 293--305. 

    Kemp, A.W. (2002b). Existence conditions and properties for the generalized Euler family of distributions, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 101, 169--178. 

    Kemp, A.W. (2002c). Random walks and other aspects of the Bailey-Daum distribution, Journal of statistical planning and inference, 101, 163--168. 

    Kemp, A.W. (2003). Characterizations involving U|(U + V = m) for certain discrete distributions, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 109, 31--41.

    Kemp, A.W. (2004a). Classes of discrete lifetime distributions, Communications in Statistics--Theory and Methods, 33, 3069--3093. 

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D. (2004b). Factorial moment characterizations for certain binomial- type distributions, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 33, 3059--3068. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2005a). Steady-state Markov chain models for certain q-confluent hypergeometric distributions, Journal of statistical planning and inference, 135, 107--120. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2005b). Generating functions, Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, Wiley Online Library. 

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D., (2005c). Accident proneness, Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, Wiley Online Library.

    Johnson, N.L., Kemp, A.W., Kotz, S. (2005d). Univariate Discrete Distributions (3e), New York, Wiley. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2008). The discrete half-normal distribution, Advances in Mathematical Modeling, B.C. Arnold, J.M. Sarabia, and R. Mınguez (editors), 353--360. Birkhauser, Boston. 

    Kemp, A.W., Kemp, C.D., (2009). The q-cluster distribution. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 139, 1856--1866. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2010). Families of power series distributions, with particular reference to the Lerch family, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 140, 2255--2259. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2011a). Geometric and negative binomial distributions, Springer’s International Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2011b). Uniform distribution, Springer’s International Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2011c). Univariate discrete distributions, Springer’s International Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 

    Kemp, A.W., (2013). New discrete Appell and Humbert distributions with relevance to bivariate accident data, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 113, 2--6.


    HOW TO FIND ME:

    Email: awk@st-and.ac.uk

    Phone: +44 (0)1334 463718

    Fax: +44 (0)1334 463748

    Address:  School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews,
                      North Haugh, St. Andrews , Fife, KY16 9SS, SCOTLAND.

     
    Last updated 10th October 2013