Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, National Academy of Sciences member, MacArthur Fellow
Born in August 17th, 1954, Ingrid Daubechis, a Belgian physicist and mathematician, revolutionized signal processing with her work on orthogonal bases of compact support, which has impacted audio, image, video devices and communication systems. Her ‘Daubechis wavelets’, are used for signal coding and data compression, are now an crucial tool for signal processors.
After working for Murray Hill AT & T Bell Laboratories, Daubechis moved to academia where she was named the first female full professor of Mathematics at Princeton University. She is currently the James B. Duke professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University.
Her work in signal processing has spanned numerous other fields. From creating the basis for JPEG 2000 image coding standard, to developing image processing techniques to establish the authenticity of famous artwork by the likes of Rembrandt and van Gogh, she has established herself as one of the most well known female mathematicians and has truly revolutionized the field.
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