17 February 1964 |
|Institutions||University of Strathclyde|
|Alma mater||B.Sc. Ph.D. 1988)|
|Doctoral advisor||George Hall|
|Doctoral students||Xiaolin Xiao
Abdul-Hadi Alim A. Khader
|Notable awards||SIAM Fellow (2009)|
Desmond John Higham (born Salford 17 February 1964) is a numerical analyst and 1966 Chair of Numerical Analysis in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
He is a graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester gaining his BSc in 1985, MSc in and 1986 and PhD 1988. He was a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto before taking up a Lectureship at the University of Dundee in 1990 and moving to a Readership at the University of Strathclyde in 1996.
He holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012–2017) and is a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He won the 2005 SIAM Germund Dahlquist Prize (2005).
Higham has authored four books:
- Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations: Initial Value Problems (2010, with D. F. Griffiths),
- An Introduction to Financial Option Valuation: Mathematics, Stochastics and Computation (2004),
- MATLAB Guide (with his brother Nicholas Higham, 2nd edition, 2005),
- Learning LaTeX (1997, with D. F. Griffiths).
He also edited the book
- Network Science: Complexity in Nature and Technology (2010, with Ernesto Estrada, Maria Fox and Gian-Luca Oppo).
He is Section Editor of the Survey and Review section of SIAM Review and is a member of the editorial boards of several other journals.