Stanley Osher is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
and Director of Special Projects in the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
(IPAM). He got his PhD in 1966 in New York University.
Professor Osher has many contributions to the analysis and computation of hyperbolic
equations and their applications in science and engineering. His many innovations in
numerical schemes for conservation laws and Hamilton-Jacobi equations and in the
development of the level set method and its applications have had enormous impact
across disciplinary boundaries in image processing, control, flow simulation, and many
other fields. He was the recipient of many distinguished Prizes and Awards including the
ICIAM Pioneering Prize (2003), SIAM Kleinman Prize (2005), and the US ACM Comp-
utational and Applied Sciences Award (2007). He was elected to the National Academy
of Sciences in 2005 and American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. He was the
plenary speaker of International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010.