1988 …2019
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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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Differential equations Engineering & Materials Science
Runge-Kutta Mathematics
Stochastic Equations Mathematics
Centrality Mathematics
Numerical methods Engineering & Materials Science
Ordinary differential equations Engineering & Materials Science
Differential equation Mathematics
Error Control Mathematics

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Projects 2004 2019

Research Output 1988 2018

Centrality-friendship paradoxes: when our friends are more important than us

Higham, D., 23 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Complex Networks.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social sciences
Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
Open Access
Complexity Analysis
Computational Analysis
Diffusion Approximation
Computational complexity
Computational Complexity


Error and stability analysis for B-spline finite element methods

Author: Wang, H., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Higham, D. (Supervisor) & MacKenzie, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Leader-follower consensus under peer-pressure in complex networks

Author: Vargas Estrada, E., 1 Jan 2015

Supervisor: Higham, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2008 2017

ICMS workshop: Mathematics for Measurement

Alistair Forbes (Organiser), Higham, D. (Organiser), Ramage, A. (Organiser)
30 Jan 20172 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

BIT 50th anniversary celebration conference

Higham, D. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Commercial advantage through computational discovery of dynamic communicators in large digital networks

Desmond Higham (Participant), Ernesto Estrada (Participant), Peter Grindrod (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce