Sam Howison is Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. He has in the past served as Director of the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and of the Nomura Centre for Mathematical Finance, and as Head of Department for the Mathematical Institute (2011-15). He has served as a member of the Applied Mathematics Panel for RAE2008 and on the Council of the London Mathematical Society.
Sam’s research interests are in physical applied mathematics include applications of differential equations, free and moving boundary problems in heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics. In mathematical finance, Sam works on market microstructure, derivatives pricing, asymptotic methods, models in energy markets and models for optimal production of exhaustible resources. A recent interest is models using networks, and community detection in networks.