Emmanuel Candes is Barnum-Simons Professor of Mathematics and Statistics 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 lie 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 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and also a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Among his various international distinctions are the Alan T. Waterman Award and the George David Birkhoff Prize, and he was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014.