Emmanuel Candès is Professor of Mathematics, of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering, and a member of the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. From 2006 to 2011, he was the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests are in computational and applied mathematics, statistics, information theory, signal processing and mathematical optimization with applications to the imaging sciences, scientific computing and inverse problems.
He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a MacArthur Fellow. He has received several international distinctions including the Alan T. Waterman Award and the George David Birkhoff Prize. He was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians