David Donoho

Professor + Bass + Mathematician
Born Mar 5, 1957

David Leigh Donoho, born on March 5, 1957 in Los Angeles, 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. His work includes the development of effective methods for the construction of low-dimensional representations for high-dimensional data problems, developments of wavelets for denoising and compressed sensing.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born in 1957.


1978 21 Years Old Donoho did his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating in 1978. … Read More
1983 26 Years Old Donoho obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1983, under the supervision of Peter Jost Huber.
1984 27 Years Old He was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley from 1984 to 1990 before moving to Stanford. … Read More


1992 35 Years Old He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.
1994 37 Years Old He was the winner of the COPSS Presidents' Award in 1994.


2001 44 Years Old In 2001, he won the John von Neumann Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
2002 45 Years Old In 2002, he was appointed to the Bass professorship.


2009 52 Years Old He was elected a SIAM Fellow and a foreign associate of the French Académie des sciences in 2009, and in the same year received an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago.
2010 53 Years Old In 2010 he won the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, given jointly by SIAM and the American Mathematical Society. … Read More
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