Desmond Higham

Executive Team

University of Edinburgh

Des Higham is a Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include stochastic computation, data science and applications in AI. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
He serves as a member of the Isaac Newton Institute Gateway to Mathematics Scientific Advisory Panel and on the Management Committee of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Des has been awarded the Shephard Prize from the London Mathematical Society and the Dahlquist Prize from SIAM. He served on the Mathematical Sciences subpanel of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework exercise.

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