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

Selected Grants

Simons Foundation - Math + X Investigators awarded by Simons Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2021

New Approaches for Better Spatial Frequency Localization in 2 and 3-Dimensional Data Analysis awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Structured Dictionary Models and Learning for High Resolution Images awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017

Mathematics of Low Dimensional Represenations for Design awarded by Office of Naval Research (Co-Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

Discovery of Empirical Components by Information Theory, Random Matrix Theory, and Computational Topology awarded by Princeton University (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

Digital Removal of Cradle Artifacts from X-rays of Old Masterworks Painted on Wood Panel awarded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Voronin, S, and Daubechies, I. "An iteratively reweighted least squares algorithm for sparse regularization." Contemporary Mathematics. January 1, 2017. 391-411. Full Text

Daubechies, I. "Foreword." January 10, 2009. xv-xvi.

Yin, R, Gao, T, Lu, YM, and Daubechies, I. "A Tale of Two Bases: Local-Nonlocal Regularization on Image Patches with Convolution Framelets." SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences 10.2 (January 2017): 711-750. Full Text

Fodor, G, Cornelis, B, Yin, R, Dooms, A, and Daubechies, I. "Cradle Removal in X-Ray Images of Panel Paintings." Image Processing On Line 7 (2017): 23-42. Full Text

Cornelis, B, Yang, H, Goodfriend, A, Ocon, N, Lu, J, and Daubechies, I. "Removal of Canvas Patterns in Digital Acquisitions of Paintings." IEEE transactions on image processing : a publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 26.1 (January 2017): 160-171. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wu, H-T, Lewis, GF, Davila, MI, Daubechies, I, and Porges, SW. "Optimizing Estimates of Instantaneous Heart Rate from Pulse Wave Signals with the Synchrosqueezing Transform." Methods of information in medicine 55.5 (October 2016): 463-472. Full Text

Daubechies, I, Defrise, M, and Mol, CD. "Sparsity-enforcing regularisation and ISTA revisited." Inverse Problems 32.10 (October 1, 2016): 104001-104001. Full Text

O'Neal, WT, Wang, YG, Wu, H-T, Zhang, Z-M, Li, Y, Tereshchenko, LG, Estes, EH, Daubechies, I, and Soliman, EZ. "Electrocardiographic J Wave and Cardiovascular Outcomes in the General Population (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study)." The American journal of cardiology 118.6 (September 2016): 811-815. Full Text Open Access Copy

Huang, NE, Daubechies, I, and Hou, TY. "Adaptive data analysis: theory and applications." Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 374.2065 (April 2016): 20150207-. (introduction) Full Text

Daubechies, I, Wang, YG, and Wu, H-T. "ConceFT: concentration of frequency and time via a multitapered synchrosqueezed transform." Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 374.2065 (April 2016): 20150193-. Full Text

Yin, R, Cornelis, B, Fodor, G, Ocon, N, Dunson, D, and Daubechies, I. "Removing Cradle Artifacts in X-Ray Images of Paintings." SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences 9.3 (January 2016): 1247-1272. Full Text


Deligiannis, N, Mota, JFC, Cornelis, B, Rodrigues, MRD, and Daubechies, I. "Multi-Modal Dictionary Learning for Image Separation With Application in Art Investigation." February 2017. Full Text

Deligiannis, N, Mota, JFC, Cornelis, B, Rodrigues, MRD, and Daubechies, I. "X-ray image separation via coupled dictionary learning." August 3, 2016. Full Text

Yin, R, Monson, E, Honig, E, Daubechies, I, and Maggioni, M. "Object recognition in art drawings: Transfer of a neural network." May 18, 2016. Full Text

Yin, R, Dunson, D, Cornelis, B, Brown, B, Ocon, N, Daubechies, I, Yin, R, Dunson, D, Cornelis, B, Brown, B, Ocon, N, and Daubechies, I. "Digital cradle removal in X-ray images of art paintingsDigital cradle removal in X-ray images of art paintings (PublishedPublished)." January 28, 2014. Full Text

Puente, J, Boyer, DM, Gladman, JT, and Daubechies, IC. "Automated approaches to geometric morphometrics." 2013.

Rudin, C, Daubechies, I, and Schapire, RE. "On the Dynamics of Boosting." MIT Press, 2003.

Cvetković, Z, Daubechies, I, and Logan, BF. "Interpolation of bandlimited functions from quantized irregular samples." January 1, 2002. Full Text

Moayeri, N, Daubechies, I, Song, Q, and Wang, HS. "Wavelet transform image coding using trellis coded vector quantization." January 1, 1992. Full Text

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