Ingrid Daubechies

Mathematics Department
Duke University
Durham USA
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Ingrid Daubechies studied theoretical physics at the Free University of Brussels, where she earned her PhD in 1980. The following year she moved to the United States to pursue a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, and in 1987 she settled definitively in the United States. Her first job was as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where she stayed until 1994. That same year she took up a professorship in the Department of Mathematics at Princeton University. Daubechies spent the next 16 years at Princeton, where she was active especially in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. In 2010, she was elected President of the International Mathematical Union, and the following year obtained the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Electrical Engineering and left Princeton to take up her current appointment at Duke University.In 2012 she was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Prize. Ingrid Daubechies is very well-known for her work on wavelets.


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