Daubechies to receive Pioneer Prize

Princeton's Ingrid Daubechies has been named a co-recipient of the Pioneer Prize by the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

She will be honored in July at the opening ceremony of the International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Zurich. The conference, which takes place every four years, has been described as the major event in the field of applied mathematics.

The Pioneer Prize was established for pioneering work introducing applied math and computing techniques to an industrial problem area or scientific field.

Daubechies is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics. She has been at Princeton since 1994. Her research interests focus on the mathematical aspects of time-frequency analysis and, in particular, on wavelets, which have important applications in data compression.

Daubechies will share the $1,000 prize with Heinz Engl of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.