Congratulations to Professor Ingrid Daubechies, 2023 Wolf Prize Laureate

Wolf Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the world, has announced the 2023 list of laureates. Professor Ingrid Daubechies of Duke University has been awarded the 2023 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for her work in wavelet theory and applied harmonic analysis. Her work has revolutionized and greatly improved digital image and signal processing, from transmitting fingerprints to analyzing seismograms and identifying art forgeries, and is of tremendous importance to image compression, medical imaging, remote sensing, and digital photography. She is the first woman to be awarded the Wolf Prize in mathematics.

In addition to her outstanding academic achievements, Professor Daubechies also dedicates her time to mathematics education and nurturing young talents.  She was a member of 2014 and 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee.  She also visited Hong Kong to adjudicate the oral defense and shared her valuable insights.

The Wolf Prize has been awarded by the Wolf Foundation since 1978. It is awarded annually to prominent scientists and artists from around the world for their achievements and contributions in the interest of humanity in different areas, agriculture, architecture, arts, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, music, and physics. For more details of the 2023 Wolf Prize in Mathematics, please visit:

Prof. Daubechies presented awards at the 2014 HLMA Awards Ceremony and attended the Oral Defense of 2014 HLMA.