Prof. Desmond J. Higham, FRSE
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, G1 1XH
- Ph.D. (Numerical Analysis), University of Manchester
- M.Sc. (Numerical Analysis and Computing),
University of Manchester
B.Sc. First Class Hons.
(Mathematics), University of Manchester
- Professor of Mathematics, University of
- Reader in Applied Mathematics, University of
- Lecturer in Numerical Analysis, University of Dundee
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Fellowships, Awards and Prizes
Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust
Awarded 1966 Chair of Numerical Analysis
at University of Strathclyde
- Elected to an inaugural SIAM Fellowship for contributions to
numerical analysis and stochastic computation
- Arne Magnus Distinguished Lecture Series, Colorado State University
- SIGEST article in SIAM Review
- Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
- Germund Dahlquist Prize from the
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)-an international
award made every two years for research contributions in
numerical methods for scientific computing
- Research Fellowship from The Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Department
Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust
Numerical analysis, the design and evaluation
of computational methods; especially stochastic
and their application to
Research Funding: Large Grants as Single
- £60,000 from Capita/Strathclyde Strategic Technology Partnership
for a PhD studentship (co-supervised by Kerem Akartunali),
on Networks and Optimimization for Future Cities.
- £40,000 from Royal Society/Leverhulme Trust for a Senior Reseach Fellowship on the project
Evolving Networks: Data to Knowledge.
- £50,000 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council/Strathclyde Impact Acceleration Account/Strathclyde
Leadership Development/Bloom Agency, Leeds. Research explotation
project to fund a post-doctoral worker.
- £50,000 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council/Strathclyde Knowledge Transfer Account/Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. Research explotation
project to fund a post-doctoral worker.
- £30,000 from The Leverhulme Trust. Personal Research Fellowship
for the project Fundamental Issues in Stochastic Simulation for Systems Biology.
- £180,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme, support for
a post-doctoral research assistant on the project
MOLTEN: Mathematics Of Large Technological Evolving Networks.
- £50,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Wyeth (now Pfizer)
for the nine-month
industrial secondment of a post-doctoral
researcher in biological networks.
- £60,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for a CASE PhD studentship, partnered by NAG,
on Multi-level Monte Carlo for Mathematical Finance.
- £275,000 from the Medical Research Council
(Cognitive Systems Foresight Project call), support for a post-doctoral
research assistant, equipment and travel on the project
Complex Brain Networks in Health, Development and Disease.
- £350,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research
Council (Fundamentals of Complexity Science call), support for
a post-doctoral research assistant, PhD studentship, equipment
and travel on the project Theory and Tools for
Complex Biological Systems.
from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Life Sciences
Interface & Mathematics Programme.
Support for a post-doctoral research assistant, equipment and travel
on the project Network Simulations in Bioinformatics.
from The Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Executive Education and
Lifelong Learning Department. Personal Research Fellowship for the project
Computational Algorithms for Complex Interactions.
- £50,000 from Strathclyde/Glasgow University Synergy Initiative.
PhD studentship in Bioinformatics.
- £20,000 from The Leverhulme Trust. Personal Research Fellowship
for the project Mathematical Simulation and Randomness.
from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Mathematics Program.
Continued support for a post-doctoral research assistant, equipment and travel
on the project Time-Stepping and Nonlinear Dynamics.
from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Mathematics Programme.
Support for a post-doctoral research assistant, equipment and travel on the project
Time-Stepping and Nonlinear Dynamics.
from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.
Support for a research assistant and equipment to develop a
numerical analysis server for the World Wide Web.
- £90,000 from the
Science and Engineering Research Council Mathematics Programme.
Support for a post-doctoral research assistant, equipment and
travel on the project Dynamics of Time-Stepping in the
Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations.
Research Funding: Large Grants as Co-Investigator:
£150,00 from EPSRC to support the
Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre.
- £20,000 from University of Strathclyde, Research Enhancement
Initiatives Award, (joint with Gian-Luca Oppo and Paul Garside)
to establish the Institute of Complex Systems at Strathclyde.
- £120,000 from Dr Hadwen Trust (led by Dr Heidi Johansen-Berg,
University of Oxford) for post-doctoral research assistant,
equipment and travel on the project
Computational Approach to Analysing Human Brain Networks
and their Breakdown in Disease.
- Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.
- 2007 & 2010
- Visiting Professor at Colorado State University.
- Visiting Professor at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo.
- Visiting Professor at The Fields Institute for Research in
Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
- Visiting Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley.
Section Editor of the
Survey and Review section of
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Review.
editors operate independently of the Editor-in-Chief. In addition to
leading the Editorial Board,
scoping the latest developments in applied mathematics and ensuring the quality and
balance of material in the section, this role requires me to write an
introduction to each article that highlights and contextualizes the work, and
encourages potential readers.
On the Editorial Board of
Previously on the Editorial Board of
- Proceedings of the Royal Society A
- Journal of Complex Networks
- Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Journal of Numerical Analyisis
- Journal of Computational Finance
- BIT Numerical Mathematics
- Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Section A
Guest editor for the
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
special issue on Planet Earth and Big
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Journal on Scientific Computing (2002-2011)
List of publications available, with most articles downloadable, at
Citations per year (Unfiltered Google Scholar, Feb. 2014). Total: 5496. H-index 37.
Further Examples of Scientific Leadership
- Organiser of workshops on Big Data and Social Media in Glasgow and Edinburgh, 2013
- Advisory Board member for Glasgow's City Observatory
- Faculty Advisor for the Strathclyde SIAM Student Chapter
- Leader of the department's Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing research group
- After-dinner speaker at the 25th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis, Glasgow, 2013
- Member of EPSRC Peer Review College since its inception
Recent and Upcoming Invited Talks at Conferences/Workshops
with expenses paid
Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Newton Institute, Cambridge
New Directions in Numerical Computation, Oxford
Twelfth International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Rhodes
Random Dynamics and Stochastic Numerics, Mannheim
Mathematical and Numerical Modeling in Finance, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm
- Computational Linear Algebra and Optimization for
the Digital Economy, ICMS, Edinburgh
- Dynamical Networks: From Data to Models (NetSci Satellite), Copenhagen
- Optimization and Big Data, ICMS, Edinburgh
- Large Evolving Networks, Heilbronn Institute, Bristol
- Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations, Vienna
- Information, Probability and Inference in Systems Biology, ICMS, Edinburgh
- Bifurcation Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra and
- SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Valencia
- Networks in the Life Sciences, Reading
- Computational Stochastics, Annweiler
- Function Prediction in Complex Networks,
Royal Society Kavli Centre,
- South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics, Stellenbosch
- Progress on Difference Equations, Dublin
- Scientific Computation and Differential Equations, Toronto
- Stochastic Differential Equations: Numerical Algorithms
and Applications, Oxford
- Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra, Edinburgh,
- Dagstuhl Seminar on Analysis of Dynamic Social and Technological Networks, Wadern
- Multi-scale Stochastic Modeling of Cell Dynamics, Banff
- BIT 50: Trends in Numerical Computing, Lundh
- Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium, Edinburgh
- Opening Workshop of 2010-11 Program on Complex Networks, North Carolina
Ph.D. students Supervised and General Topics
- Ahmad Alsayed, Dynamic Human Interaction Networks
- Chanpen Phokaew, Networks in Biology
- Mikolaj Roj, Multilevel Monte Carlo in Finance
- Xiaolin Xiao, Complex Brain Networks
- Somkid Intep, Stochastic Differential Equations with Switching
- Alan Taylor, Random Networks
- Graeme Chalmers, Jump-Diffusion Problems in Mathematical Finance
- Julie Morrison, Graph Computations in Bioinformatics
- Alan Bryden, Stability Issues in Stochastic Simulation
- Edward McDonald, Computing Lyapunov Exponents
- Richard Wain, Dynamics of Adaptive ODE Algorithms
- Abdul-Hadi Alim A. Khader, Simulating Integro-Differential Equations
- Tasneem Sardar, Dynamics of Timestepping
Ph.D. students Co-Supervised
- Martin McDonald Networks in Neuroscience and Genetics
(Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre student, co-supervised by neuroscientists Ben Pickard and Judy Pratt at Strathclyde)
- Lukas Szpruch, Stochastic Differential Equations (jointly
supervised with Xeurong Mao)
- Xu Gu, Differential Equation Models in Cell Biology
(main supervisor was David Gilbert)
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