Ingrid Daubechies

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

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

Al-Aifari, R, Daubechies, I, and Lipman, Y. "Continuous Procrustes distance between two surfaces." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 66.6 (2013): 934-964. Full Text

Cohen, A, Daubechies, I, DeVore, R, Kerkyacharian, G, and Picard, D. "Capturing Ridge Functions in High Dimensions from Point Queries." Constructive Approximation 35.2 (April 2012): 225-243. Full Text

Roussos, E, Roberts, S, and Daubechies, I. "Variational Bayesian learning of sparse representations and its application in functional neuroimaging." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 7263 LNAI (2012): 218-225. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Lipman, Y, St Clair, E, Puente, J, Patel, BA, Funkhouser, T, Jernvall, J, and Daubechies, I. "Algorithms to automatically quantify the geometric similarity of anatomical surfaces." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108.45 (November 2011): 18221-18226. Full Text

Dooms, A, and Daubechies, I. "Wavelets." (April 29, 2011): 135-154. (Chapter) Full Text

WU, H-T, FLANDRIN, P, and DAUBECHIES, I. "ONE OR TWO FREQUENCIES? THE SYNCHROSQUEEZING ANSWERS." Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis 03.01n02 (April 2011): 29-39. Full Text

Daubechies, I, Lu, J, and Wu, H-T. "Synchrosqueezed wavelet transforms: An empirical mode decomposition-like tool." Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis 30.2 (March 2011): 243-261. Full Text


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 »