Fundacion Princesa de Asturias
Duke's Ingrid Daubechies was one of four recipients of the 2020 Princess of Asturias Awards for Technical & Scientific Research. The annual award is presented by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
In citing Daubechies and the three other recipients, the Foundation said they "have made immeasurable, ground-breaking contributions to modern theories and techniques of mathematical data and signal processing. These constitute the foundations and backbone of the digital age (by enabling the compression of graphic files with little loss of resolution), of medical imaging and diagnosis (by enabling accurate images to be reconstructed from a small number of data) and of engineering and scientific research (by eliminating interference and background noise)."
Learn more about the award and the contributions made by the recipients at the Foundation's website.