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Professor Scarf has wide ranging interests in the application of Statistics and Operational Research in reliability and maintenance, manufacturing informatics, autonomous systems, corrosion science, and sport. He organises conferences on Maintenance Modelling (http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/mimar8.cfm.html) and Mathematics in Sport (www.mathsportinternational.com). He has advised the FA Premier League regarding football player rating, having developed the EA Sports Player Performance Index (http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/ea-sports-player-performance-index.html) with Ian McHale, and has held EPSRC grants relating to development of optimum strategy in track cycling (EP/F005792/1), modelling of the training process (EP/F006136/1), Bayesian calculations in maintenance modelling (GR/L92716), and condition based maintenance of production plant (GR/L20801). He is supervising an early-stage researcher on the EU FP7 “Marie Curie” ITN: “SMART-E: Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training – Europe” (€3.9m, 2013-17). He is editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (http://imaman.oxfordjournals.org/). Summary: h-index 13 (Scopus), 61 refereed journal articles, most cited: P.A. Scarf (1997) On the application of mathematical models in maintenance, Eur.J.Opl. Res. 99, 493-506 (>200 citations).
Editor-in-chief, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (ISI indexed, ABS 2 rated