FACULTY AWARD: Daubechies receives Steele Prize for mathematical achievements

Jan. 7, 2011, 5 p.m.

Ingrid Daubechies, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has received the 2011 Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution to Research. The award, which cited her pioneering data compression techniques, is presented annually by the American Mathematical Society. It is given for work that has proved to be of fundamental or lasting importance in its field. The prize was awarded to Daubechies Friday, Jan. 7, at the society's Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.