Reporting in live from Rio de Janeiro where the ceremony was taking place at ICM 2018, Emmanuel Candès has shared the news that David Donoho is the recipient of the 2018 Gauss Prize, the major prize in applied mathematics awarded jointly by the German Mathematical Union and the International Mathematical Union. Bestowed every four years, the prize honors scientists whose mathematical research has had an impact outside mathematics — either in technology, in business, or simply in people's everyday lives — and this award acknowledges David's impact on a whole generation of mathematical scientists. The citation reads, in part: "David Donoho stands out in his ability to bring together pure and applied aspects of mathematics and statistics. He has had a fundamental influence by his original research, and also by his writing and mentoring of students and postdocs." The Department of Statistics couldn't be more pleased with this latest recognition of our colleague's luminous career! Further updates will be posted here as the press releases catch up with this early announcement.