Ingrid Daubechies

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James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics

Appointments and Affiliations
  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), 1980


Applied Math

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow, 1993
  • Basic Research Award, German Eduard Rhein Foundation, 2000
  • BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, BBVA Foundation Frontiers, 2012
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering, Franklin Institute, 2011
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1998
  • Emily Noether Lecturer, Association for Women in Mathematics, 2006
  • Fellow, MacArthur Foundation, 1997
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1998
  • Fellow, American Mathematical Society, 2012
  • Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation, IEEE Information Theory Society, 1998
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 2010
  • Jack S.Kilby Signal Processing Medal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011
  • Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research, American Mathematical Society, 2011
  • Louis Empain Prize for Physics, 1984
  • National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences, 2000
  • Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2012
  • Pioneer Prize, International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2006
  • Ruth Little Satter Prize in Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 1997
  • Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition, American Mathematical Society, 1994

Courses Taught:
  • MATH 181: Math Everywhere: Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning in our Modern World
  • MATH 212: Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 790-90: Minicourse in Advanced Topics

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Wu, HT; Hseu, SS; Bien, MY; Kou, YR; Daubechies, I, Evaluating physiological dynamics via synchrosqueezing: prediction of ventilator weaning., IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol 61 no. 3 (2014), pp. 736-744 [10.1109/tbme.2013.2288497] [abs].
    • Wu, T; Polatkan, G; Steel, DHW; Brown, WP; Daubechies, IC; Calderbank, RR, Painting analysis using wavelets and probabilistic topic models, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Proceedings (2013), pp. 3264-3268 [10.1109/ICIP.2013.6738672] [abs].
    • Cornelis, B; Yang, Y; Vogelstein, JT; Dooms, A; Daubechies, I; Dunson, D, Bayesian crack detection in ultra high resolution multimodal images of paintings (2013) [abs].
    • Al-Aifari, R; Daubechies, I; Lipman, Y, Continuous Procrustes distance between two surfaces, Communications on Pure & Applied Mathematics, vol 66 no. 6 (2013), pp. 934-964 [10.1002/cpa.21444] [abs].
    • Anitha, A; Brasoveanu, A; Duarte, M; Hughes, S; Daubechies, I; Dik, J; Janssens, K; Alfeld, M, Restoration of X-ray fluorescence images of hidden paintings, Signal Processing, vol 93 no. 3 (2013), pp. 592-604 [10.1016/j.sigpro.2012.09.027] [abs].