David L. Donoho
Donoho at the ICM 2018
Born (1957-03-05) March 5, 1957 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Alma materHarvard University
Princeton University
AwardsShaw Prize (2013)
Gauss Prize (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsStanford University
UC Berkeley
Doctoral advisorPeter J. Huber
Doctoral studentsEmmanuel Candès
Jianqing Fan

David Leigh Donoho (born March 5, 1957) is an American statistician. He 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), development of wavelets for denoising and compressed sensing. He was elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society in 2019.

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 Sciences.[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.

See also


  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 July 2, 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 April 7, 2011.
  7. ^ The John von Neumann Lecture, SIAM, retrieved February 9, 2010.
  8. ^ SIAM Fellows, retrieved February 9, 2010.
  9. ^ "Actualités 2009 à l'Académie des Sciences". Archived from the original on May 4, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  10. ^ David Donoho Receives 2010 AMS-SIAM Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, January 14, 2010.
  11. ^ Profile Archived July 10, 2018, at the Wayback Machine as a Clay Mathematics Institute Senior Scholar, retrieved February 9, 2010.
  12. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved November 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "2013 – Shaw Laureates – The Shaw Prize". Archived from the original on July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  14. ^ "- Fall 2016 honorary and award recipients – University of Waterloo". Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.