[The University of Edinburgh] o Des Higham

Professor of Numerical Analysis
School of Mathematics
University of Edinburgh
James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3FD Scotland U.K.
Telephone: +44 131 650 6018
E-mail: d.j.higham [at] ed.ac.uk
Campus maps
Travelling to the University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh lead on the EPSRC Programme Grant ICONIC: Inference, Computation and Numerics for Insights into Cities

I'm in the Applied and Computational Mathematics research group

List of publications with pdfs
MATLAB and R files that accompany various publications

My Google Scholar profile

Latest preprints:
Some other duties/memberships:
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute
Editor in Chief of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Review
On the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications
On the Editorial Board of the IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Mathematical Sciences panel member for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
Member of the INI Newton Gateway to Mathematics Programme Committee
Member of the Scientific Program Committee for 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023), Tokyo
Member of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) peer review college
Research Interests:
Numerical analysis: the design and evaluation of computational methods.
Main area: Stochastic Computation, with applications in sociological/technological networks, future cities/digital economy and computational biology.

My work overlaps with themes in Network Science, Uncertainty Quantification, Data Analytics and Machine Learning.

My Current Team:
Some information if you're interested in studying for a PhD in the school

Courses that I have recently been involved with:
Numercial ODEs and Applications
Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre
Here are the notes from a 4-lecture short course on Topics in the Numerical Simulation of Dynamical Systems.
Here are some old tips on writing. (Here's a pdf version of them .)
Connect with Maths:
Additional material for the graph theory workshop for high school pupils that I coorganised with Heather Yorston
The Strathclyde MUFC Twitter Data Set
MATLAB and R files:
Some MATLAB and R files that accompany various publications.
CONTEST: A Controllable Test Matrix Toolbox for MATLAB
I'm in:
Pictures of places named after MATLAB commands (please send me yours):
On Saturday mornings I can often be found shuffling (currently hobbling) round a park.

Last modified February 2022
d.j.higham [at] ed.ac.uk