By Robert Tichy
By Samuel Petite , Fabien Durand
Appears in collections : Coherent states and their applications: a contemporary panorama / Etats cohérents et leurs applications : un panorama contemporain, Distinguished women in mathematics, Interviews at CIRM
Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University.
Baroness Ingrid Daubechies (In 2012 King Albert II of Belgium granted her the title of Baroness) is a Belgian physicist and mathematician. Between 2004 and 2011 she was the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the mathematics and applied mathematics departments at Princeton University. She taught at Princeton for 16 years. In January 2011 she moved to Duke University as a professor in mathematics. She was the first woman to be president of the International Mathematical Union (2011–2014). She is best known for her work with wavelets in image compression.
Why she does mathematics, first mathematical memories, first encounter with mathematics, influences, research themes, wavelets theory, collaboration with Alex Grossman and Jean Morlet, first « Eurêka moment », etc.