David L Donoho was born in 1957 in Los Angeles, USA and is currently Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of the Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, USA. He graduated from Princeton University in 1978 and received his PhD from Harvard University in 1983. From 1984 to 1990, he was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Stanford. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a SIAM Fellow, a foreign associate of the French Academy of Sciences, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

28 May 2013    Hong Kong