S. Osher Stanley Osher
CEO, Level Set Systems, Inc.
Osher Fest at UCLA


  • Elected to the National Academy of Sciences NAS May, 2005
  • Awarded the SIAM Kleinman Prize for his many contributions to the analysis and computation of hyperbolic equations and their applications in science and engineering, and for his mentoring of young scientists and service to the scientific community. 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.
  • The ICIAM Pioneer Prize, 2003
  • Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Computational Mechanics Award, 2002
  • ISI Original Highly Cited Researcher, 2001
  • Invited Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, 1994
  • NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, 1992
  • US-Israel BSF Fellow, 1986
  • SERC Fellowship (England), 1982
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1972-1974
  • Fulbright Fellow, 1971


Articles in the News


  • Ph.D., New York University, 1966
  • M.S., New York University, 1964
  • B.S., Brooklyn College, 1962

Research Interests

  • Level set methods for computing moving fronts involving topological changes,
  • The development of methods for approximating hyperbolic conservation laws and Hamilton-Jacobi equations,
  • Total variation and other partial differential equations based image processing techniques and in scientific computing and applied partial differential equations.



Recent Publications
A Level Set Approach

Interview with Stanley Osher at National University of Singapore

Stanley Osher: Mathematician with an Edge Stanley Osher is an extraordinary mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to applied mathematics, computational science and scientific computing and who has cofounded three companies based, in part, on his research. He has applied his pioneering work on level set methods and other numerical methods for partial differential equations …

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Stanley Osher’s Birthday Picture

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International Conference On the Occasion of Stanley Osher’s 60th birthday.

International Conference on Scientific Computing, Partial Differential Equations and Image Processing On the Occasion of Stanley Osher’s 60th birthday. Osher Fest at UCLA – April 5-7, 2002 Osher Fest at Hong Kong – December 12-15, 2002 Lam Woo Conference Center, Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong International Conference on Scientific Computing and Partial Differential Equations

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Pictures at the National Academy of Sciences admission, April, 2006

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