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Professor Desmond Higham

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement


I am in the Numercial Analysis and Scientific Computing Research Group. My research interests include network science, stochastic computation and their application to data from human behaviour, future cities and social media

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On the exponential generating function for non-backtracking walks
Arrigo Francesca, Grindrod Peter, Higham Desmond J., Noferini Vanni
Linear Algebra and its Applications Vol 556, pp. 381-399, (2018)
High modularity creates scaling laws
Grindrod Peter, Higham Desmond J.
Scientific Reports Vol 8, (2018)
Computational complexity analysis for Monte Carlo approximations of classically scaled population processes
Anderson David F., Higham Desmond J., Sun Yu
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal, (2018)
The deformed graph Laplacian and its applications to network centrality analysis
Grindrod Peter, Higham Desmond J., Noferini Vanni
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, (2017)
Non-backtracking walk centrality for directed networks
Arrigo Francesca, Grindrod Peter, Higham Desmond J., Noferini Vanni
Journal of Complex Networks, (2017)
Sparse matrix computations for dynamic network centrality
Arrigo Francesca, Higham Desmond J.
Applied Network Science Vol 2, (2017)

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Professional activities

BIT 50th anniversary celebration conference
Invited speaker
2010-11 Program on Complex Networks
Invited speaker
Complexity in the Brain
SULSA Systems Biology Workshop
Keynote/plenary speaker
on editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Society A,
Editorial board member
Royal Society of Edinburgh (External organisation)

more professional activities


Models and algorithms for graph analysis
Tudisco, Francesco (Principal Investigator) Higham, Desmond (Research Co-investigator)
Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship
Period 01-Jul-2017
Impact Acceleration Account - University Of Strathclyde 2012 / R120526-132
Higham, Desmond (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 31-Mar-2017
Models and Algorithms for Graph centrality (MAGNET) H2020 MSCA-IF-2016
Higham, Desmond (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2017 - 30-Jun-2019
Data Science Tools for Uncertainty Quantification - Tadas Kirkstanacicius Studentship Agreement
Higham, Desmond (Principal Investigator) Ramage, Alison (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 31-Aug-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Gilmour, Craig
Higham, Desmond (Principal Investigator) Ramage, Alison (Co-investigator) Gilmour, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2014 - 01-Jun-2018
Industrial Case Account (2008-2012) | Roj, Mikolaj
Higham, Desmond (Principal Investigator) Mao, Xuerong (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 10-May-2013

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Mathematics and Statistics
Livingstone Tower

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