Stanley Osher

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Stanley Joel Osher
Stanley Osher.jpg
Osher in 1968
Born (1942-04-24) April 24, 1942 (age 78)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Known forLevel-set method
Shock-capturing methods
image processing
L1/TV methods
Bregman method
Scientific career
FieldsApplied mathematics
InstitutionsUCLA, SUNY, Stony Brook, UC Berkeley
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:

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]

  • S. Osher and R. Fedkiw, Level Set Methods and Dynamic Implicit Surfaces, Springer-Verlag, New York (2002).
  • S. Osher and N. Paragios, Geometric Level Set Methods in Imaging, Vision and Graphics, Springer-Verlag, New York (2003).
  • R. Glowinski, S. Osher and W. Yin, Splitting Methods in Communication, Imaging, Science and Engineering, Springer-Verlag, New York (2017)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thomson ISI, Osher, Stanley, ISI Highly Cited Researchers, archived from the original on 2006-05-18, retrieved 2009-06-20
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  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-03-20.
  5. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
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  8. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
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