MacArthur Fellows Program

Ingrid Daubechies

Mathematician | Class of 1992

New Brunswick, New Jersey
38 at time of award
Published July 1, 1992

About Ingrid's Work

Ingrid Daubechies is a mathematical analyst and a mathematical physicist specializing in the aspects of time-frequency analysis, in particular wavelets.

Wavelets are a numerical form of Fourier analysis that have profound impact on the way that people manipulate and store data, including voice and image-signal analysis, data compression, numerical analysis, operator theory, harmonic analysis, and the study of turbulence.  Daubechies also has worked in Weyl quantization, continuous-time regularization of coherent state-path integrals, and the extension of mathematical models for the stability of matter to include relativistic kinematic effects.


Daubechies has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University since 1993.  She was a professor in the Mathematics Department of Rutgers University (1991-94), a technical staff member in the Mathematics Research Center of AT&T Bell Laboratories (1987-94), and she held a research position in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Free University, Brussels (1980-87).

Daubechies received a B.A. (1975) and a Ph.D (1980) from the Free University in Brussels.

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