|David Donoho is a Statistician, Information Theorist, and Applied Mathematician. His research has ranged from software systems for visualizing statistical data to procedures for extracting signals and images from noisy or very incomplete data to new representations in harmonic analysis.
He received an A.B. in Statistics from Princeton summa cum laude, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University. Dr. Donoho has served on the faculties at UC Berkeley and the Stanford University. He has also worked in industry, in oil exploration (Western Geophysical), information technology (co-founding BigFix, Inc., which was acquired by IBM), and quantitative finance (Renaissance Technologies).
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the French Académie des Sciences.
Donoho received honorary degrees from the University of Chicago and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and has received a MacArthur Fellowship, the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Presidents’ award, and the Norbert Wiener Prize of the American Mathematical Society. In 2013, he received the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Donoho was awarded the Gauss Prize at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians. He has received honorary degrees from the Technion (Haifa, Israel) and University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario).