David Donoho

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David Leigh Donoho, born on March 5, 1957 in Los Angeles, is a professor of mathematics and 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] He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1983, under the supervision of Peter Jost Huber.[3] 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 Emmanuel Candès.[3]

Awards and honors

In 1991, Donoho was named a MacArthur Fellow.[4] 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.[5] In 2002, he was appointed to the Bass professorship.[2] He was elected a SIAM Fellow[6] and a foreign associate of the French Académie des sciences[7] 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.[8] He is also a member of the United States National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2][9]


  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. ^ a b David Leigh Donoho at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  4. ^ Teltsch, Kathleen (June 18, 1991), "Newark Priest Wins a 'Genius' Award", New York Times.
  5. ^ The John von Neumann Lecture, SIAM, retrieved 2010-02-09.
  6. ^ SIAM Fellows, retrieved 2010-02-09.
  7. ^ Actualités 2009 à l'Académie des Sciences
  8. ^ David Donoho Receives 2010 AMS-SIAM Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, January 14, 2010.
  9. ^ Profile as a Clay Mathematics Institute Senior Scholar, retrieved 2010-02-09.

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