HISTORY OF THE METHODS/FLOW CHART
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/CV
James Sethian is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California
at Berkeley, as well as Head of the Mathematics Department of the Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory.
He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics at Berkeley in 1982,
with a dissertation analyzing theoretical and numerical
aspects of the numerical approximation of moving curves and surfaces in
He followed with a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the Courant Institute of
Mathematics, and then returned to Berkeley as an
Assistant Professor in 1985, where he currently holds the title of Professor.
In addition, he serves as the Head of the Mathematics Department of the
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Sethian is the author of many scientific articles and books, and
serves as an Editor on several journals.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and
the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including
Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics,
which is awarded every three
years jointly by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), for
"his seminal work on the computer representation of the motion of curves, surfaces, interfaces, and wave
fronts, and for his brilliant applications of mathematical and computational ideas
to problems in science and engineering",
2011 Pioneer Prize,
awarded every four years by the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathemematics (ICIAM),
for "his fundamental methods and algorithms which have had a large impact in applications such as in imaging and shape recovery
in medicine, geophysics and tomography and drop dynamics in inkjets."