Duke Professor Wins Prestigious Mathematics Prize

Ingrid Daubechies, the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, received the 2011 John von Neuman Lecture Prize at the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics held recently in Vancouver, British Columbia. The prize, first awarded in 1959, rewards outstanding contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences. The award comes with a $5,000 cash prize.

Professor Daubechies recently came to Duke from Princeton University. Dr. Daubechies earned her bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in physics at Vrije University in Brussels. She is the first woman elected president of the International Mathematics Union.

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