Chapter 8. Point Processes for Event Histories

  1. Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Published Online: 19 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch8

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

How to Cite

Singpurwalla, N. D. (2006) Point Processes for Event Histories, in Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch8

Author Information

  1. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855027

Online ISBN: 9780470060346



  • event history;
  • point processes for event histories;
  • point processes in reliability and life-testing;
  • multiplicative intensity model;
  • multiplicative intensity and multivariate point processes;
  • multivariate counting and intensity processes;
  • dynamic processes and statistical models - Martingales;
  • point processes with multiplicative intensities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: What is Event History?

  • Other Point Processes in Reliability and Life-testing

  • Multiplicative Intensity and Multivariate Point Processes

  • Dynamic Processes and Statistical Models: Martingales

  • Point Processes with Multiplicative Intensities