Prof. Desmond J. Higham, FRSE
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, G1 1XH
Scotland, UK
Email: d.j.higham@strath.ac.uk
WWW: http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.j.higham
Higher Education
1986-88
Ph.D. (Numerical Analysis), University of Manchester
1985-86
M.Sc. (Numerical Analysis and Computing), University of Manchester
1982-85
B.Sc. First Class Hons.  (Mathematics), University of Manchester
Career Outline
1999-present
Professor of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde
1996-1999
Reader in Applied Mathematics, University of Strathclyde
1990-1996
Lecturer in Numerical Analysis, University of Dundee
1988-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Fellowships, Awards and Prizes
2013
Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
2012
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
2011
Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust
2011
Awarded 1966 Chair of Numerical Analysis at University of Strathclyde
2009
Elected to an inaugural SIAM Fellowship for contributions to numerical analysis and stochastic computation
2008
Arne Magnus Distinguished Lecture Series, Colorado State University
2007
SIGEST article in SIAM Review
2006
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
2005
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
2004-2005
Research Fellowship from The Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Department
2002-2004
Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust
Research Interests

Numerical analysis, the design and evaluation of computational methods; especially stochastic computation, network science, and their application to on-line technology, computational biology and mathematical finance.
Research Funding: Large Grants as Single Principal Investigator:
2014:
£60,000 from Capita/Strathclyde Strategic Technology Partnership for a PhD studentship (co-supervised by Kerem Akartunali), on Networks and Optimimization for Future Cities.
2013:
£40,000 from Royal Society/Leverhulme Trust for a Senior Reseach Fellowship on the project Evolving Networks: Data to Knowledge.
2012:
£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.
2011:
£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.
2011:
£30,000 from The Leverhulme Trust. Personal Research Fellowship for the project Fundamental Issues in Stochastic Simulation for Systems Biology.
2010:
£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.
2010:
£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.
2009:
£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.
2007:
£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.
2007:
£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.
2004:
£160,000 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.
2004:
£30,000 from The Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Department. Personal Research Fellowship for the project Computational Algorithms for Complex Interactions.
2003:
£50,000 from Strathclyde/Glasgow University Synergy Initiative. PhD studentship in Bioinformatics.
2001:
£20,000 from The Leverhulme Trust. Personal Research Fellowship for the project Mathematical Simulation and Randomness.
1998:
£50,000 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.
1996:
£70,000 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.
1995:
£30,000 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.
1993:
£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:
2011:
£150,00 from EPSRC to support the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre.
2007:
£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.
2006:
£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 Positions
2011
Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.
2007 & 2010
Visiting Professor at Colorado State University.
2003
Visiting Professor at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo.
2002
Visiting Professor at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
1999
Visiting Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley.
Editorial Work
Section Editor of the Survey and Review section of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Review. The section 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
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
Previously on the Editorial Board of
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal on Scientific Computing (2002-2011)
Guest editor for the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing special issue on Planet Earth and Big Data
Publication Record
List of publications available, with most articles downloadable, at
  http://personal.strath.ac.uk/d.j.higham/pubs.html

Citations per year (Unfiltered Google Scholar, Feb. 2014). Total: 5496. H-index 37.

Further Examples of Scientific Leadership
Recent and Upcoming Invited Talks at Conferences/Workshops with expenses paid
2016
Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Newton Institute, Cambridge
2015
New Directions in Numerical Computation, Oxford
2014
Twelfth International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Rhodes
2014
Random Dynamics and Stochastic Numerics, Mannheim
2014
Mathematical and Numerical Modeling in Finance, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm
2013
Computational Linear Algebra and Optimization for the Digital Economy, ICMS, Edinburgh
2013
Dynamical Networks: From Data to Models (NetSci Satellite), Copenhagen
2013
Optimization and Big Data, ICMS, Edinburgh
2013
Large Evolving Networks, Heilbronn Institute, Bristol
2013
Numerical Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations, Vienna
2013
Information, Probability and Inference in Systems Biology, ICMS, Edinburgh
2013
Bifurcation Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra and Applications, Bath
2012
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, Valencia
2012
Networks in the Life Sciences, Reading
2012
Computational Stochastics, Annweiler
2012
Function Prediction in Complex Networks, Royal Society Kavli Centre, Buckinghamshire
2011
South African Symposium on Numerical and Applied Mathematics, Stellenbosch
2011
Progress on Difference Equations, Dublin
2011
Scientific Computation and Differential Equations, Toronto
2011
Stochastic Differential Equations: Numerical Algorithms and Applications, Oxford
2011
Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra, Edinburgh,
2011
Dagstuhl Seminar on Analysis of Dynamic Social and Technological Networks, Wadern
2010
Multi-scale Stochastic Modeling of Cell Dynamics, Banff
2010
BIT 50: Trends in Numerical Computing, Lundh
2010
Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium, Edinburgh
2010
Opening Workshop of 2010-11 Program on Complex Networks, North Carolina
Ph.D. students Supervised and General Topics
Current
Ahmad Alsayed, Dynamic Human Interaction Networks
Current
Chanpen Phokaew, Networks in Biology
2013
Mikolaj Roj, Multilevel Monte Carlo in Finance
2011
Xiaolin Xiao, Complex Brain Networks
2010
Somkid Intep, Stochastic Differential Equations with Switching
2009
Alan Taylor, Random Networks
2008
Graeme Chalmers, Jump-Diffusion Problems in Mathematical Finance
2006
Julie Morrison, Graph Computations in Bioinformatics
2003
Alan Bryden, Stability Issues in Stochastic Simulation
2002
Edward McDonald, Computing Lyapunov Exponents
1998
Richard Wain, Dynamics of Adaptive ODE Algorithms
1997
Abdul-Hadi Alim A. Khader, Simulating Integro-Differential Equations
1996
Tasneem Sardar, Dynamics of Timestepping
Ph.D. students Co-Supervised
Current
Martin McDonald Networks in Neuroscience and Genetics (Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre student, co-supervised by neuroscientists Ben Pickard and Judy Pratt at Strathclyde)
2010
Lukas Szpruch, Stochastic Differential Equations (jointly supervised with Xeurong Mao)
2010
Xu Gu, Differential Equation Models in Cell Biology (main supervisor was David Gilbert)



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