Nikki Sonenberg

I am a Heilbronn Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and visiting researcher at The Alan Turing Institute.

My research interests are in stochastic systems and applied probability, increasingly using data driven approaches.

Previously I held postdoctoral positions at The Alan Turing Institute and the University of Antwerp. My Ph.D. thesis,  "Networks of Interacting Stochastic Fluid Models" is from The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Nikki Sonenberg Portrait


V. Volodina, N. Sonenberg, P.G. Challenor, J.Q. Smith, (preprint). Propagating moments in probabilistic graphical models for decision support systems,

N. Sonenberg, V. Volodina, P. Challenor, J.Q. Smith (2024). Using infinite server queues with partial information for occupancy prediction, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 75(2), 262-277.

A. Noblesse, N. Sonenberg, R. Boute, M. Lambrecht, B. Van Houdt (2022).  A joint replenishment production-inventory model as an MMAP[K]/PH[K]/1 queue, Stochastic Models, 38(3), 390-415.

V. Volodina, N. Sonenberg, J.Q. Smith, P.G. Challenor, (preprint). A Bayesian decision support system in energy systems planning,

V. Volodina, N. Sonenberg, J.Q. Smith, P.G. Challenor, C.J. Dent, H.P. Wynn (2022). Propagating uncertainty in a network of energy models, 17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2022.

V. Volodina, N. Sonenberg, E. Wheatcroft, and H.P. Wynn (2022). Majorisation as a theory for uncertainty, International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, 12(5), 23-45.

N. Sonenberg, G. Kielanski and B. Van Houdt (2021). Performance Analysis of Work Stealing in Large-scale Multithreaded Computing. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems, 6(2), 1-28.

R. Chisholm, N. Sonenberg, J. Lacey, M. McDonald, M. Pandey, M. Davies, S. Tong, J. McVernon, N. Geard, (2020). Epidemiological consequences of enduring strain-specific immunity requiring repeated episodes of infection. PLOS Computational Biology, 16(6), e1007182.

N. Sonenberg and P.G. Taylor (2019). Networks of interacting stochastic fluid models with infinite and finite buffers. Queueing Systems, 92(3-4), 293–322.

N. Sonenberg, G. Au, and  P.G. Taylor (2015). A queueing model for the capacity planning of a multi-phase human services process. International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics, 2(3), 156–167.

C. Burt, Y. Chan, and N. Sonenberg (2010). Exact models for the k-connected minimum energy problem. In Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 28 of Lecture Notes for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, p.392406, Springer. 


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School of Mathematics,
Fry Building, Woodland Road,
Bristol, BS8 1UG

January 2024