Stanley Osher

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Stanley Joel Osher
Stanley Osher.jpg
Osher in 1968
Born (1942-04-24) April 24, 1942 (age 80)
Known for
Scientific career
FieldsApplied mathematics
Doctoral advisorJacob Schwartz
Doctoral students

Stanley Osher (born April 24, 1942) is an American mathematician, known for his many contributions in shock capturing, level-set methods, and PDE-based methods in computer vision and image processing. Osher is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Director of Special Projects in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) and member of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA.

He has a daughter, Kathryn, and a son, Joel.


Research interests[edit]

Osher is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.[1]

Research contributions[edit]

Osher was the inventor (or co-inventor) and developer of many highly successful numerical methods for computational physics, image processing and other fields, including:

Osher has founded (or co-founded) three successful companies:

  • Cognitech (with Rudin)
  • Level Set Systems
  • Luminescent Technologies (with Yablonovitch)

Osher has been a thesis advisor for at least 53 PhD students, with 188 descendants, as well as postdoctoral adviser and collaborator for many applied mathematicians. His Ph.D. students have been evenly distributed among academia and industry and labs, most of them are involved in applying mathematical and computational tools to industrial or scientific application areas.


Books authored[edit]

  • Osher, Stanley (2003). Level set methods and dynamic implicit surfaces. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-22746-7. OCLC 53224633.
  • Osher, Stanley (2003). Geometric level set methods in imaging, vision, and graphics. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-21810-6. OCLC 56066930.
  • Glowinski, R (2016). Splitting methods in communication, imaging, science, and engineering. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-41589-5. OCLC 967938355.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thomson ISI, Osher, Stanley, ISI Highly Cited Researchers, archived from the original on May 18, 2006, retrieved June 20, 2009
  2. ^ "William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics". Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "John von Neumann Prize". SIAM. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved March 20, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
  6. ^ "Fellows Program | SIAM". Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  7. ^ "Ralph E. Kleinman Prize". SIAM. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  8. ^ "Sloan Research Fellowships | Alfred P. Sloan Foundation". Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  9. ^ "Fulbright Scholar Directories". Archived from the original on March 5, 2005.

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