Ingrid Daubechies

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint)

Research Areas and Keywords

wavelets, inverse problems
Biological Modeling
shape space
Computational Mathematics
inverse problems
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic
shape space
Mathematical Physics
time-frequency analysis
Signals, Images & Data
wavelets, time-frequency analysis, art conservation
Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) 1980

Simons Foundation - Math + X Investigators awarded by Simons Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2021

New Approaches for Better Spatial Frequency Localization in 2 and 3-Dimensional Data Analysis awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Structured Dictionary Models and Learning for High Resolution Images awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017

Mathematics of Low Dimensional Represenations for Design awarded by Office of Naval Research (Co-Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

Discovery of Empirical Components by Information Theory, Random Matrix Theory, and Computational Topology awarded by Princeton University (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

Digital Removal of Cradle Artifacts from X-rays of Old Masterworks Painted on Wood Panel awarded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Daubechies, I. "Foreword." January 10, 2009. xv-xvi.

Cornelis, B, Yang, H, Goodfriend, A, Ocon, N, Lu, J, and Daubechies, I. "Removal of Canvas Patterns in Digital Acquisitions of Paintings." IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 26.1 (January 2017): 160-171. Full Text Open Access Copy

Daubechies, I, Defrise, M, and Mol, CD. "Sparsity-enforcing regularisation and ISTA revisited." Inverse Problems 32.10 (October 1, 2016): 104001-104001. Full Text

Wu, H-T, Lewis, GF, Davila, MI, Daubechies, I, and Porges, SW. "Optimizing Estimates of Instantaneous Heart Rate from Pulse Wave Signals with the Synchrosqueezing Transform." Methods of information in medicine 55.5 (October 2016): 463-472.

O'Neal, WT, Wang, YG, Wu, H-T, Zhang, Z-M, Li, Y, Tereshchenko, LG, Estes, EH, Daubechies, I, and Soliman, EZ. "Electrocardiographic J Wave and Cardiovascular Outcomes in the General Population (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study)." The American journal of cardiology 118.6 (September 2016): 811-815. Full Text

Huang, NE, Daubechies, I, and Hou, TY. "Adaptive data analysis: theory and applications." Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 374.2065 (April 2016): 20150207-. (introduction) Full Text

Daubechies, I, Wang, YG, and Wu, H-T. "ConceFT: concentration of frequency and time via a multitapered synchrosqueezed transform." Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 374.2065 (April 2016): 20150193-. Full Text

Yin, R, Cornelis, B, Fodor, G, Ocon, N, Dunson, D, and Daubechies, I. "Removing Cradle Artifacts in X-Ray Images of Paintings." SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences 9.3 (January 2016): 1247-1272. Full Text

Daubechies, I, and Saab, R. "A Deterministic Analysis of Decimation for Sigma-Delta Quantization of Bandlimited Functions." IEEE Signal Processing Letters 22.11 (November 2015): 2093-2096. Full Text

Yang, H, Lu, J, Brown, WP, Daubechies, I, and Ying, L. "Quantitative Canvas Weave Analysis Using 2-D Synchrosqueezed Transforms: Application of time-frequency analysis to art investigation." IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 32.4 (July 2015): 55-63. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pizurica, A, Platisa, L, Ruzic, T, Cornelis, B, Dooms, A, Martens, M, Dubois, H, Devolder, B, De Mey, M, and Daubechies, I. "Digital Image Processing of The Ghent Altarpiece: Supporting the painting's study and conservation treatment." IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 32.4 (July 2015): 112-122. Full Text


Deligiannis, N, Mota, JFC, Cornelis, B, Rodrigues, MRD, and Daubechies, I. "Multi-Modal Dictionary Learning for Image Separation With Application in Art Investigation." February 2017. Full Text

Deligiannis, N, Mota, JFC, Cornelis, B, Rodrigues, MRD, and Daubechies, I. "X-ray image separation via coupled dictionary learning." August 3, 2016. Full Text

Yin, R, Monson, E, Honig, E, Daubechies, I, and Maggioni, M. "Object recognition in art drawings: Transfer of a neural network." May 18, 2016. Full Text

Yin, R, Dunson, D, Cornelis, B, Brown, B, Ocon, N, Daubechies, I, Yin, R, Dunson, D, Cornelis, B, Brown, B, Ocon, N, and Daubechies, I. "Digital cradle removal in X-ray images of art paintingsDigital cradle removal in X-ray images of art paintings (PublishedPublished)." January 28, 2014. Full Text

Puente, J, Boyer, DM, Gladman, JT, and Daubechies, IC. "Automated approaches to geometric morphometrics." 2013.

Rudin, C, Daubechies, I, and Schapire, RE. "On the Dynamics of Boosting." MIT Press, 2003.

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SWIM (Summer Workshop In Mathematics) is a 9-day workshop for female rising senior high school students interested in mathematics. All students currently in their junior year of high school are eligible to apply. Participants in the workshop will... read more »

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