Duke Mathematician Awarded More Than $400,000 for Her Contributions to Wavelet Theory

Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering and iiD faculty member, has been awarded the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award for her contribution to wavelet theory, a refinement of the Fourier technique frequently used to shrink digital photos and movies so that they take up fewer kilobytes without noticeably losing detail.

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