Professor Emmanuel Candès has been named one of the 2017 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowships, often referred to as “genius grants,” recognize individuals who show “exceptional originality in and dedication to their creative pursuits”.
The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of “outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations”, with “no strings attached”. The follows may use their fellowship to “advance their expertise, engage in bold new work, or, if they wish, to change fields or alter the direction of their careers”.
According to the citation, Professor Candès was recognized for “Exploring the limits of signal recovery and matrix completion from incomplete data sets with implications for high-impact applications in multiple fields.
Please see the Stanford Report article for more information: https://news.stanford.edu/2017/10/11/emmanuel-candes-wins-genius-award/