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

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

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

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

Wang, YG, Wu, H-T, Daubechies, I, Li, Y, Estes, EH, and Soliman, EZ. "Automated J wave detection from digital 12-lead electrocardiogram." Journal of electrocardiology 48.1 (January 2015): 21-28. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Puente, J, Gladman, JT, Glynn, C, Mukherjee, S, Yapuncich, GS, and Daubechies, I. "A new fully automated approach for aligning and comparing shapes." Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007) 298.1 (January 2015): 249-276. Full Text

Wu, H-T, Hseu, S-S, Bien, M-Y, Kou, YR, and Daubechies, I. "Evaluating physiological dynamics via synchrosqueezing: prediction of ventilator weaning." IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering 61.3 (March 2014): 736-744. Full Text

Wu, T, Polatkan, G, Steel, D, Brown, W, Daubechies, I, and Calderbank, R. "Painting analysis using wavelets and probabilistic topic models." 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Proceedings (December 1, 2013): 3264-3268. Full Text

Charléty, J, Voronin, S, Nolet, G, Loris, I, Simons, FJ, Sigloch, K, and Daubechies, IC. "Global seismic tomography with sparsity constraints: Comparison with smoothing and damping regularization." Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets 118.9 (October 24, 2013): 4887-4899. Full Text

Anitha, A, Brasoveanu, A, Duarte, M, Hughes, S, Daubechies, I, Dik, J, Janssens, K, and Alfeld, M. "Restoration of X-ray fluorescence images of hidden paintings." Signal Processing 93.3 (2013): 592-604. Full Text

Cornelis, B, Ružić, T, Gezels, E, Dooms, A, Pižurica, A, Platiša, L, Cornelis, J, Martens, M, Mey, MD, and Daubechies, I. "Crack detection and inpainting for virtual restoration of paintings: The case of the Ghent Altarpiece." Signal Processing 93.3 (2013): 605-619. Full Text


Prof. Ingrid Daubechies is one of the pioneers of applied mathematicians collaborating with artists, art historians and art conservators in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of math and art, leading projects aimed at applying advanced image... read more »

A research group led by Prof. Ingrid Daubechies, and recent Duke PhD. graduate, Dr. Tingran Gao, in collaboration with the Duke Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, combines computer graphics, geometry processing, and machine learning, to study... read more »

Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies has won the 2012 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize for mathematics. Durham, NC - Northwestern University has named Ingrid Daubechies the 2012 recipient of the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics. The award recognizes Daubechies... read more »

In this composite photograph, a hidden portrait under the Vincent van Gogh painting ''Patch of Grass'' from 1887, is seen.

With math equations that analyze brush strokes, new discoveries about the world's greatest art are possible. It took X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and a painting algorithm to reveal the hidden portrait of a peasant underneath the painting of... read more »

Ingrid Daubechies is the first women president of the International Mathematical Union.

A common prejudice holds that women can't match the strength of men in mathematics. But for more than three decades, Belgian physicist/mathematician Ingrid Daubechies has been proving the prejudice wrong – and using maths to make a better world. As... read more »