Daubechies transfers to emeritus status


Ingrid Daubechies

Photo by David von Becker

Mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies' transfer to emeritus status was recently approved by the Princeton University Board of Trustees. It was effective Sept. 1, 2011.

Daubechies, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics, Emeritus, is best known for her analysis of wavelets and their applications. In dozens of published articles and papers, she also focuses on other aspects of time-frequency analysis and applications to mathematics, science and the arts.

Among her many honors, Daubechies received the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics in 2000 and the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' Pioneer Prize in 2008. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Daubechies received her bachelor's and doctoral degrees in physics at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she also served as a research assistant and research professor. She was a technical staff member of the mathematics research center at AT&T Bell Laboratories and a professor at Rutgers University before joining the Princeton faculty in 1994.

Now a faculty member at Duke University, Daubechies is also a visiting senior research scholar in mathematics at Princeton this academic year.