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# Ingrid Daubechies

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

## Appointments and Affiliations

- James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Professor in the Department of Mathematics
- Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

## Contact Information

**Email Address:**ingrid.daubechies@duke.edu**Websites:**

## Education

- Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), 1980

## Research Interests

Wavelet theory, signal processing, machine learning, computational geometry, time-frequency analysis

## Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

- Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award. Fudan University and Zhongzhi Enterprise Group. 2018
- Elected Member. National Academy of Engineering. 2015
- Highly Cited Researcher. Thomson Reuters. 2014
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow. American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 2013
- BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. BBVA Foundation Frontiers. 2013
- Basic Research Award. German Eduard Rhein Foundation. 2013
- Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering. Franklin Institute. 2013
- Elected Member. National Academy of Sciences. 2013
- Emily Noether Lecturer. Association for Women in Mathematics. 2013
- Fellow. American Mathematical Society. 2013
- Fellow. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2013
- Fellow. MacArthur Foundation. 2013
- Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation. IEEE Information Theory Society. 2013
- Guggenheim Fellow. Unknown. 2013
- Jack S.Kilby Signal Processing Medal. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2013
- Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research. American Mathematical Society. 2013
- Louis Empain Prize for Physics. Unknown. 2013
- National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics. National Academy of Sciences. 2013
- Nemmers Prize in Mathematics. Northwestern University. 2013
- Pioneer Prize. International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 2013
- Ruth Little Satter Prize in Mathematics. American Mathematical Society. 2013
- Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. American Mathematical Society. 2013
- AAAS Fellows. American Association for the Advancement of Science, The. 2011
- Benjamin Franklin Medal. Franklin Institute. 2011
- Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2011
- John von Neumann Lectureship. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 2011
- Leroy P. Steele Prize Seminal Contribution to Research. American Mathematical Society. 2011
- Fellowship. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2010
- Fellow. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 2009
- Membership. American Philosophical Society. 2003
- Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectureship. Mathematical Association of America. 2001
- Highly Cited Researcher. Thomson Reuters. 2001
- NAS Award in Mathematics. National Academy of Science. 2000
- National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics. American Mathematical Society. 2000
- Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 1999
- School of Mathematics/Members. Institute for Advanced Study. 1999
- Members/ Foreign Associates. National Academy of Science. 1998
- Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics. American Mathematical Society. 1997
- Leroy P. Steele Prize Mathematical Exposition. American Mathematical Society. 1994
- Fellows. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1993
- Fellows. MacArthur Foundation. 1992
- School of Mathematics/ Members. Institute for Advanced Study. 1990

## Courses Taught

- CHEM 89S: First-Year Seminar
- ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- MATH 89S: First-Year Seminar
- MATH 112L: Laboratory Calculus II
- MATH 212D: Multivariable Calculus
- MATH 240: Introduction to Applied Mathematics: Modeling, Equations and Proofs
- MATH 393: Research Independent Study
- MATH 494: Research Independent Study
- MATH 635: Functional Analysis
- MATH 712D: Multivariable Calculus

## In the News

- Ingrid Daubechies, Making Waves (Jan 28, 2020)
- Harvard Presents Ingrid Daubechies With Honorary Degree (Jun 13, 2019)
- Talking with Ingrid Daubechies: 8 Tips for Generating Creative Ideas (May 28, 2019 | Forbes)
- Daubechies Named North American Laureate of L'Oréal-UNESCO International Award For Women in Science (Feb 12, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Ingrid Daubechies' Favorite Theorem: It Involves Graphs And Biologists Love It (Aug 6, 2018 | Scientific American)
- Duke Mathematician Awarded More Than $400000 for Her Contributions to Wavelet Theory (Jul 30, 2018)
- Duke Professor Wins $100,000 Prize in Applied Mathematics (Jun 11, 2018)
- Ingrid Daubechies: Using Mathematics to Repair a Masterpiece (Sep 30, 2016 | Quanta Magazine)
- Duke math professor wins $1.5 million award (Aug 3, 2016 | The News & Observer)
- Simons Foundation Awards Duke's Ingrid Daubechies $1.5M Grant (Jul 29, 2016)
- Of Heartbeats, Bones and Brushstrokes (Jul 29, 2016)
- Four Pratt Faculty Listed Among Most Highly Cited (Jan 26, 2016)
- Software Helps Art Conservators Clear the Cradling (Sep 9, 2015)
- Ingrid Daubechies on Breaking the Glass Ceiling (Jun 17, 2015)
- Wiesner and Daubechies Named National Academy of Engineering Members (Feb 6, 2015)
- Daubechies on the First Female Winner of the Fields Math Medal (Aug 14, 2014)
- Ingrid Daubechies comments: Top math prize has its first female winner (Aug 13, 2014 | The New York Times)
- Duke Faculty Head to DC to Talk to Policymakers About Math and Art (Jun 16, 2014)

## Representative Publications

- Cheng, C; Daubechies, I; Dym, N; Lu, J,
*Stable phase retrieval from locally stable and conditionally connected measurements*, Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, vol 55 (2021), pp. 440-465 [10.1016/j.acha.2021.07.001] [abs]. - Fornasier, M; Vybíral, J; Daubechies, I,
*Robust and resource efficient identification of shallow neural networks by fewest samples*, Information and Inference, vol 10 no. 2 (2021), pp. 625-695 [10.1093/imaiai/iaaa036] [abs]. - Fulwood, EL; Shan, S; Winchester, JM; Kirveslahti, H; Ravier, R; Kovalsky, S; Daubechies, I; Boyer, DM,
*Insights from macroevolutionary modelling and ancestral state reconstruction into the radiation and historical dietary ecology of Lemuriformes (Primates, Mammalia).*, Bmc Ecology and Evolution, vol 21 no. 1 (2021) [10.1186/s12862-021-01793-x] [abs]. - Daubechies, I; DeVore, R; Foucart, S; Hanin, B; Petrova, G,
*Nonlinear Approximation and (Deep) ReLU Networks*, Constructive Approximation (2021) [10.1007/s00365-021-09548-z] [abs]. - Pu, W; Sober, B; Daly, N; Higgitt, C; Daubechies, I; Rodrigues, MRD,
*A connected auto-encoders based approach for image separation with side information: With applications to art investigation*, 2015 Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (Icassp), vol 2020-May (2020), pp. 2213-2217 [10.1109/ICASSP40776.2020.9054651] [abs].