Bio


Emmanuel Candès is the Barnum-Simons 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 solid-state physics.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • National Scholarship, Ecole Polytechnique (1990)
  • DRET Fellowship, Ecole Polytechnique (1993-1997)
  • Third Popov Prize in Approximation Theory, Popov Foundation (2001)
  • Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2001-2003)
  • 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 PERSYVAL-lab (2014)
  • Invited Plenary Address at ICM 2014, International Mathematical Union (2014)

Professional Education


  • Diplome Ingenieur, Ecole Polytechnique (1993)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Statistics (1998)

2013-14 Courses


Postdoctoral Advisees