Emmanuel Candès, Stanford University
Short biography: Emmanuel Candès is the Barnum-Simons in Mathematics and Statistics, and a Professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. degree in statistics from Stanford in 1998. His research interests are in computational harmonic analysis, statistics, information theory, signal processing and mathematical optimization. He received several awards including the Alan T. Waterman Award -- the highest honor bestowed 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. He has given over 50 plenary lectures at major international conferences.
Title: Compressed Sensing