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Research Interests


+ Reliability Analysis
+ Decision Analysis
+ Probabilistic Modelling
+ Applied Statistics



+ Wind Energy

+ Asset Management

+ Energy Policy

+ Energy Security


Other areas of Interest

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance
  • Wind Turbine Safety Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance Modelling
  • Decision Analysis
  • Probabilistic Modelling


Teaching Interests

  • wind power forecasting
  • distribution system load flow
  • small group tutorials

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Projects 2009 2021

Selected Research Output 2007 2019

Development of a combined operational and strategic decision support model for offshore wind

Dinwoodie, I., McMillan, D., Revie, M., Lazakis, I. & Dalgic, Y., Jan 2013. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Offshore wind farms
Wind turbines
Decision making
9 Citations (Scopus)

Operational strategies for offshore wind turbines to mitigate failure rate uncertainty on operational costs and revenue

Dinwoodie, I. A. & McMillan, D., May 2014, In : IET Renewable Power Generation. 8, 4, p. 359–366 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Offshore wind turbines
Offshore wind farms

Vector auto-regression applied to UK wind speed data

Mcmillan, D. & Hill, D., Jun 2012. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Gaussian process models for SCADA data based wind turbine performance/condition monitoring

Author: Pandit, R., 1 Jan 2019

Supervisor: McMillan, D. (Supervisor) & McDonald, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Life extension for wind turbine structures and foundations

Author: Rubert, T., 1 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Niewczas, P. (Supervisor) & McMillan, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards: Multi–Party Collaboration Award

David McMillan (Recipient), Matthew Revie (Recipient), Stephen McArthur (Recipient), Tim Bedford (Recipient), Iraklis Lazakis (Recipient) & Alexander Day (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2008 2019

Power Available Signal Accuracy

Jethro Browell (Speaker), David McMillan (Contributor), Adam Stock (Contributor)
10 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Offshore Cable Reliability (BoPOTARI)

John Warnock (Participant), David McMillan (Participant)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course