David Donoho

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David L. Donoho
Born (1957-03-05) March 5, 1957 (age 61)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University
Princeton University
Awards Shaw Prize (2013) Gauss Prize (2018)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, Statistics
Institutions Stanford University
Doctoral advisor Peter J. Huber
Doctoral students Emmanuel Candès
Jianqing Fan

David Leigh Donoho (born March 5, 1957) is a professor of statistics at Stanford University, where he is also the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the Humanities and Sciences.[1] His work includes the development of effective methods for the construction of low-dimensional representations for high-dimensional data problems (multiscale geometric analysis), developments of wavelets for denoising and compressed sensing.

Academic biography

Donoho did his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating in 1978.[2] His undergraduate thesis advisor was John W. Tukey.[3] Donoho obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1983, under the supervision of Peter J. Huber.[4] He was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley from 1984 to 1990 before moving to Stanford.

He has been the Ph.D. advisor of at least 20 doctoral students, including Jianqing Fan and Emmanuel Candès.[4]

Awards and honors

In 1991, Donoho was named a MacArthur Fellow.[5] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.[6] He was the winner of the COPSS Presidents' Award in 1994. In 2001, he won the John von Neumann Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[7] In 2002, he was appointed to the Bass professorship.[2] He was elected a SIAM Fellow[8] and a foreign associate of the French Académie des sciences[9] in 2009, and in the same year received an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago.[1] In 2010 he won the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, given jointly by SIAM and the American Mathematical Society.[10] He is also a member of the United States National Academy of Science.[2][11] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[12] In 2013 he was awarded the Shaw Prize for Mathematics.[13] In 2016, he was awarded an honorary degree at the University of Waterloo.[14] In 2018, he was awarded the Gauss Prize from IMU.


  1. ^ a b David L. Donoho Receives Honorary Degree, AMSTAT News, American Statistical Association, December 1, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Twelve professors honored with appointments to endowed chairs, Stanford Report, May 29, 2002.
  3. ^ "2010 Norbert Wiener Prize" (PDF). American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b David Leigh Donoho at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  5. ^ Teltsch, Kathleen (June 18, 1991), "Newark Priest Wins a 'Genius' Award", The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter D" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  7. ^ The John von Neumann Lecture, SIAM, retrieved 2010-02-09.
  8. ^ SIAM Fellows, retrieved 2010-02-09.
  9. ^ Actualités 2009 à l'Académie des Sciences
  10. ^ David Donoho Receives 2010 AMS-SIAM Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, January 14, 2010.
  11. ^ Profile as a Clay Mathematics Institute Senior Scholar, retrieved 2010-02-09.
  12. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.
  13. ^ 2013 - Shaw Laureates - The Shaw Prize
  14. ^ - Fall 2016 honorary and award recipients - University of Waterloo

External links

  • David Donoho at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • David Donoho professional home page
  • Videos on International Congress of Mathematicians 2002, Beijing
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