DLS Talk by Nicholas Higham (University of Manchester)

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fred Kaiser Building (2332 Main Mall), Room 2020/2030

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Nick Higham is Royal Society Research Professor and Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester.  His degrees (PhD 1985 , MSc 1983, BA 1982) 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 was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007 and was awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship in 2018.  He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a Member of Academia Europaea.  He held a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award (2003-2008). He is well known for his research on the accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms, and the second edition of his 700-page monograph on this topic was published by SIAM in 2002.  His most recent monograph, Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation (SIAM, 2008), is the first book devoted to this topic.  He is the Editor of the Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics (2015, over 1000 pages). He has more than 140 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. Higham is also author of the best-selling SIAM books Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences (2nd edition, 1998) and MATLAB Guide (with D. J. Higham, 3rd edition, 2017), and is a contributor to the popular Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (fourth edition, 2008).

Host:  Dr. Chen Greif, UBC Computer Science

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