Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Professor
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(541) 737-5150
Fax Contact: 
(541) 737-0517
Office: 
Kidd 294B
Office Hours: 

Winter 2017:  Monday 11:00-12:00, Wednesday 12:00-1:00, Friday 1:00-2:00  
or by appointment.

Education

Ph.D. Stanford, 1981

Research

Research Field: 
Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, and Applied Mathematics
Research Description: 

Higdon has worked on open boundary conditions for wave propagation problems and on issues related to the well-posedness of hyperbolic initial-boundary value problems and the stability of their numerical approximations. He is currently working on some mathematical and computational problems related to large-scale, high-resolution numerical modeling of ocean circulation. This modeling involves the solution of a system of partial differential equations that describes fluid flow. Of particular interest are some problems with stability and efficiency that arise from the multiple time scales that are contained in the system.