The Executive Council of the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award has approved the presentation of the 2018 award to Professor Ingrid Daubechies, of Duke University.

The award is presented for her remarkable contributions to wavelets, especially the orthogonal Daubechies wavelet and the biorthogonal CDF (Cohen-Daubechies-Feauveau) wavelet, her leadership in developing wavelet theory and modern time-frequency analysis which fundamentally changed image and signal processing, her deep influence on many areas of data analysis and scientific computing, and her contribution to image compression, analog-to-digital conversion and thresholding-based algorithms for inverse problems.

The ceremony of the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award will be held on December 16, 2018 in Shanghai, China. The Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award was jointly founded by Fudan University and Zhongzhi Enterprise Group in 2015 in recognition of global scientists who have made fundamental and distinguished achievements in the fields of Biomedicine, Physics and Mathematics. The award follows strict procedures of nomination and selection in accordance with the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award Guidance and Instructions. The 2018 Award is the third award, for the field of Mathematics. The laureate receives a monetary award of 3 million RMB donated by Zhongzhi Enterprise Group.