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Nick Higham Biography
Nick Higham is Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. His degrees (BA 1982, MSc 1983, PhD 1985) are from the University of Manchester, and he has held visiting positions at Cornell University and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota. He is Director of Research within the School of Mathematics, Head of the Numerical Analysis Group, and was Director of the Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MIMS) 20042010. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, is a SIAM Fellow, and held a Royal SocietyWolfson Research Merit Award (20032008).
He is well known for his research on the accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms, and the second edition of his 700page monograph on this topic was published by SIAM in 2002. His most recent book, Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation (SIAM, 2008), is the first research monograph devoted to this topic. He is the Editor of the Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics (2015, circa 1000 pages).
He has more than 100 refereed publications on topics such as rounding error analysis, linear systems, least squares problems, matrix functions and nonlinear matrix equations, condition number estimation, and polynomial eigenvalue problems. His research has been supported by grants from EPSRC and by fellowships from the Nuffield Foundation, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust. He currently holds a 2M euro ERC Advanced Grant (20112016) supporting his research on matrix functions.
Higham is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Acta Numerica, Forum of Mathematics, Foundations of Computational Mathematics. IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, and Numerical Algorithms, He is also (Founding) EditorinChief of the SIAM Fundamentals of Algorithms book series.
He was Vice President at Large (20102013) of SIAM and has served for over ten years on the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Linear Algebra Society, and as Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra. He is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences, served for 17 years on the (permanent) organizing committee of the Householder Symposia on Numerical Linear Algebra, and was a member of the Scientific Program Committee for ICIAM 2011.
Higham has contributed software to LAPACK and the NAG library, and has written numerous Mfiles included in MATLAB. His algorithms are also included in Julia, SciPy, Mathematica and other packages.
Honours include the Alston S. Householder Award VI, 1987 (for the best Ph.D. thesis in numerical algebra 1984–1987), the 1988 Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis, a 1999 Junior Whitehead Prize from the London Mathematical Society, designation as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson/ISI in 2006, and the 2008 Fröhlich Prize of the London Mathematical Society.
Higham is also author of the bestselling SIAM books Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences (2nd edition, 1998) and MATLAB Guide (with D. J. Higham, 2nd edition, 2005), and is a contributor to the popular Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (fourth edition, 2008).
Nick Higham Resume
Professor Nicholas J. Higham, FRS—short resume (June 2015) School of Mathematics nick.higham@manchester.ac.uk, University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL, UK Tel. +44 (0)161 275 5822, Fax +44 (0)161 275 5819
Ph.D. (Numerical Analysis), 1985, University of Manchester. M.Sc. (Numerical Analysis and Computing), 1983, University of Manchester.
Appointments
University of Manchester: Director of Research, School of Mathematics, 2004–. Director of the Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MIMS) 2004–2010, Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics 1998–, Professor of Applied Mathematics 1996–1998, Reader, 1992—1996, Senior Lecturer, 1989–1992; Lecturer in Mathematics, 1985–1989. Senior visitor, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, January–March 1992. Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University, 1988–1989.
Memberships
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, International Linear Algebra Society, London Mathematical Society, American Mathematical Society, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Prizes and Fellowships
Fellow of SIAM, 2009. Fröhlich Prize, London Mathematical Society, 2008. Fellow of the Royal Society, 2007. Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder, 2003–2008. Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, 1999/2000. Junior Whitehead Prize, 1999, London Mathematical Society. Nuffield Foundation Science Research Fellow, 1991/1992. Leslie Fox Prize, 1988 (international prize for numerical analysis paper and presentation, age limit 31). Alston S. Householder Award VI, 1987 (international prize for best Ph.D. thesis in numerical algebra 1984–1987).
Publications
124 refereed and 18 unrefereed publications.
Citations
Google Scholar: 14,099 citations, hindex 59. On ISI Web of Science 3,789 citations, hindex 35. Average citations per article: 30. Designated “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson/ISI, 2006.
Books
N. J. Higham, editor (and author of about 100 pages), with associate editors M. R. Dennis, P, Glendinning, P. A. Martin, F. Santosa and J. Tanner, The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics, Princeton University Press, xvii + 995 pp, 2015. N. J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, Second edition, SIAM, 1998, xvi+302 pp. D. J. Higham and N. J. Higham, MATLAB Guide Second edition, SIAM, 2005, xxiii+382 pp. N. J. Higham, Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms, Second edition, SIAM, 2002, xxx+680 pp. N. J. Higham, Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation. SIAM, 2008, xx+425 pp.
Impact
Numerous Algorithms implemented in MATLAB, the NAG Library, and in various open source packages.
Principal Research Grants in Last 5 Years
PI, ERC Advanced Grant “Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation” (¤2M), 2011–2016. PI, EPSRC, Novel Asynchronous Algorithms and Software for Large Sparse Systems, (£321k), 20102015. PI, EPSRC grant “Network: Numerical Algorithms and High Performance Computing” (£129k), 2011–2014. Supervision of Research Students: 19 PhD students and 23 MSc students completed.
Editing
Member of editorial boards of Acta Numerica, 2012–, Forum of Mathematics, 2012–, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 1999–; IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 1994–; Linear Algebra and its Applications, 1997–, senior editor from 2009; Numerical 1 Algorithms, 2003–. PeerJ Computer Science, 2015–. (Founding) EditorinChief of SIAM Fundamentals of Algorithms book series, 2003–.
Professional Service
Member of the CERFACS Scientific Council (Toulouse), 2015–. Member of Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Subpanel 10 (Mathematical Sciences). Vice President at Large of SIAM, 2010–2013. Member of Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 subpanel 21 (Applied Mathematics). Member of Royal Society International Conference Grants and Short Visits (Panel 1: Pure and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science), 2006–2008 and chair 2009. Member of SIAM Board of Trustees, 2006–2008, 2009– 2011. Member of EPSRC Peer Review College 2000—2008. Member of Leslie Fox Prize Committee, 2006–. Member of Board of Directors of International Linear Algebra Society, 1999–2001. Member of SIAM Council, 1996–2001. Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra, 2001–2003. 2
Nick Higham Google Scholar Citations
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EYlMkOgAAAAJ
TITLE  CITED BY  YEAR 

Accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms
NJ Higham
Society for industrial and applied mathematics

4276  2002 
Functions of matrices: theory and computation
NJ Higham
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

1398  2008 
Computing the nearest correlation matrix—a problem from finance
NJ Higham
IMA journal of Numerical Analysis 22 (3), 329343

642  2002 
MATLAB guide
DJ Higham, NJ Higham
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

556  2005 
Computing a nearest symmetric positive semidefinite matrix
NJ Higham
Linear algebra and its applications 103, 103118

474  1988 
Computing the polar decomposition—with applications
NJ Higham
SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing 7 (4), 11601174

420  1986 
The scaling and squaring method for the matrix exponential revisited
NJ Higham
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 26 (4), 11791193

379  2005 
Matrix nearness problems and applications
NJ Higham
University of Manchester. Department of Mathematics

284  1988 
Handbook of writing for the mathematical sciences
NJ Higham
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

281  1998 
The accuracy of floating point summation
NJ Higham
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 14 (4), 783799

242  1993 
The numerical stability of barycentric Lagrange interpolation
NJ Higham
IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis 24 (4), 547556

240  2004 
A survey of condition number estimation for triangular matrices
NJ Higham
Siam Review 29 (4), 575596

225  1987 
FORTRAN codes for estimating the onenorm of a real or complex matrix, with applications to condition estimation
NJ Higham
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS) 14 (4), 381396

224  1988 
Computing real square roots of a real matrix
NJ Higham
Linear Algebra and its applications 88, 405430

215  1987 
Computing the action of the matrix exponential, with an application to exponential integrators
AH AlMohy, NJ Higham
SIAM journal on scientific computing 33 (2), 488511

192  2011 
Accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms SIAM
NJ Higham
Philadelphia

177  2002 
Analysis of the Cholesky decomposition of a semidefinite matrix
NJ Higham
Oxford University Press

176  1990 
NLEVP: A collection of nonlinear eigenvalue problems
T Betcke, NJ Higham, V Mehrmann, C Schröder, F Tisseur
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS) 39 (2), 7

175  2013 
Stable iterations for the matrix square root
NJ Higham
Numerical Algorithms 15 (2), 227242

171  1997 
Structured pseudospectra for polynomial eigenvalue problems, with applications
F Tisseur, NJ Higham
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 23 (1), 187208

167  2001 