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Daubechies named to endowed chair


  Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

Princeton NJ -- Ingrid Daubechies has been appointed to an endowed professorship by the Board of Trustees.

She was named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics, effective July 1, 2004.

A faculty member at Princeton since 1993, Daubechies received her bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the Free University in Brussels, Belgium. She held a research posi- tion at the Free University until 1987. For the next seven years she was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Daubechies conducts research on the mathematical aspects of time-frequency analysis as well as applications. She is known for inventing a mathematical tool called wavelets, which has found widespread use in areas such as the analysis and compression of digital images.

In 1998 she was elected to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She also is a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2000, Daubechies won both the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics and the Eduard Rhein Foundation Basic Research Award for her work with wavelets. The American Mathematical Society awarded her a Leroy P. Steele prize for exposition in 1994 for her book "Ten Lectures on Wavelets," as well as the 1997 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize. From 1992 to 1997 she was a fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.