The 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award has been awarded to Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The award is presented for her remarkable contributions to wavelets, especially the orthogonal Daubechies wavelet and the biorthogonal CDF (Cohen-Daubechies-Feauveau) wavelet. She is recognized for her leadership in developing wavelet theory and modern time-frequency analysis which fundamentally changed image and signal processing, her deep influence on many areas of data analysis and scientific computing, and her contribution to image compression, analog-to-digital conversion and thresholding-based algorithms for inverse problems.
Now in its third year, the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award was jointly founded by Fudan University and Zhongzhi Enterprise Group in 2015 in recognition of global scientists who have made fundamental and distinguished achievements in the fields of biomedicine, physics and mathematics.
Daubechies will be honored at a ceremony to be held December 16, 2018 in Shanghai, China. She will receive a certificate, a trophy, and 3 million yuan ($440,000) donated by Zhongzhi Enterprise Group.