Emmanuel Candes
BarnumSimons Chair in Math and Statistics, and Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Bio
Emmanuel Candès is the BarnumSimons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, a professor of electrical engineering (by courtesy) and a member of the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. Earlier, Candès was the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests are in computational harmonic analysis, statistics, information theory, signal processing and mathematical optimization with applications to the imaging sciences, scientific computing and inverse problems. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University in 1998.
Candès has received numerous awards, most notably the 2006 Alan T. Waterman Medal—the highest honor presented by the National Science Foundation—which recognizes the achievements of scientists who are no older than 35, or not more than seven years beyond their doctorate. Other honors include the 2005 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing awarded by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the 2008 Information Theory Society Paper Award, the 2010 George Polya Prize awarded by SIAM, the 2011 Collatz Prize awarded by the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization, awarded by the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2012 and the 2013 Dannie Heineman Prize presented by the Academy of Sciences at Göttingen. He has given over 60 plenary lectures at major international conferences, not only in mathematics and statistics but in many other areas as well including biomedical imaging and solidstate physics.
Academic Appointments

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Statistics

Professor (By courtesy), Electrical Engineering
Honors & Awards

National Scholarship, Ecole Polytechnique (1990)

DRET Fellowship, Ecole Polytechnique (19931997)

Third Popov Prize in Approximation Theory, Popov Foundation (2001)

Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (20012003)

Young Investigator Award, Department of Energy (2002)

Best Paper Award, European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (2003)

James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientic Computing, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2005)

Alan T. Waterman Medal, National Science Foundation (2006)

Information Theory Society Paper Award, Information Theory Society (2008)

George Polya Prize, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2010)

Collatz Prize, International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) (2011)

Simons Chair, Math + X, Simons Foundation (2011)

Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization, Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2012)

Dannie Heineman Prize, Academy of Sciences at Göttingen (2013)

Prix Jean Kuntzmann, Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann and PERSYVALlab (2014)

Invited Plenary Address at ICM 2014, International Mathematical Union (2014)
Professional Education

Diplome Ingenieur, Ecole Polytechnique (1993)

PhD, Stanford University, Statistics (1998)
201314 Courses
 Applied Fourier Analysis and Elements of Modern Signal Processing
MATH 262 (Win)  Literature of Statistics
STATS 319 (Spr)  Practical Training
MATH 198 (Sum)  Theory of Statistics
STATS 300C (Spr)  Top Ten Algorithms of the 20th Century
CME 329, MATH 310 (Aut) 
Independent Studies (13)
 Advanced Reading and Research
MATH 360 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Independent Study
STATS 199 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Independent Study
STATS 299 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Independent Work
MATH 199 (Aut, Win)  Industrial Research for Statisticians
STATS 298 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Industrial Research for Statisticians
STATS 398 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Master's Research
CME 291 (Win, Spr, Sum)  Ph.D. Research
CME 400 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Research
STATS 399 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Research Literature of Mathematics
MATH 352 (Sum)  Research Seminar Participation
MATH 361 (Aut, Sum)  Senior Honors Thesis
MATH 197 (Aut, Win)  Special Research Topics in Computational and Mathematical Engineering
CME 399 (Win, Spr, Sum)
 Advanced Reading and Research

Prior Year Courses
201213 Courses
 Advanced Topics in Convex Optimization
MATH 301 (Win)  Practical Training
MATH 198 (Sum)  Theory of Statistics
STATS 300C (Spr)
201112 Courses
 Applied Matrix Theory
MATH 104 (Win)  Modern Markov Chains
STATS 318 (Spr)  Theory of Statistics
STATS 300C (Spr)
201011 Courses
 Advanced Topics in Convex Optimization
MATH 301 (Win)  Applied Matrix Theory
MATH 104 (Win)  Numerical Analysis and Computational and Mathematical Engineering Seminar
CME 500 (Win)  Theory of Statistics
STATS 300C (Spr)
 Advanced Topics in Convex Optimization