**University of California, Irvine
Department of Mathematics
Distinguished Lecture Series
2009-2010**

**Stanley Osher**

Professor of Mathematics

Director of Applied Mathematics

University of California, Los Angeles

Director of Special Projects,

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)

Professor Stanley Osher is a Professor of Mathematics and the Director of Applied Mathematics at UCLA. He is also the Director of Special Projects at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM). He is known for his contributions to the computation of discontinuous solutions to conservation laws, level set methods, and image processing. He has received numerous honors and awards. In 2003 he was awarded the ICIAM Pioneer Prize, which honors pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of application. Professor Osher was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. In 2009, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and became a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Professor Osher will be a plenary speaker at the 2010 International Conference of Mathematicians.

General Talk:

**New Algorithms in Information Science**

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

4pm in RH 306

Reception at 3:45 in RH 306

Abstract

Specialized Talk:

**The unreasonable effectiveness of Bregman iteration
for L1 type optimization**

Thursday, February 18, 2010

11am in RH 306

Reception at 10:45 in RH 306

Abstract

For information contact Siran Kousherian

skousher@math.uci.edu or (949) 824-5502

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