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

Analysis
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

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 Open Access Copy

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

Cornelis, B, Yang, Y, Vogelstein, JT, Dooms, A, Daubechies, I, and Dunson, D. "Bayesian crack detection in ultra high resolution multimodal images of paintings." 2013 18th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Dsp 2013 (December 6, 2013). Full Text Open Access Copy

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

Al-Aifari, R, Daubechies, I, and Lipman, Y. "Continuous Procrustes Distance Between Two Surfaces." Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 66.6 (June 2013): 934-964. 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 (March 1, 2013): 592-604. Full Text

Cornelis, B, Ružić, T, Gezels, E, Dooms, A, Pižurica, A, Platiša, L, Cornelis, J, Martens, M, De Mey, M, and Daubechies, I. "Crack detection and inpainting for virtual restoration of paintings: The case of the Ghent Altarpiece." Signal Processing 93.3 (March 1, 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

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 (November 30, 2012): 218-225. Full Text

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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 »


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