SAMSI welcomes two new members to our directorate, Ingrid Daubechies and Cynthia Rudin! Both women come to our organization from Duke University and we are happy to have them aboard!
Since 2011, Ingrid Daubechies is the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, and previously she was a professor at Princeton. She is a past-president of the International Mathematical Union and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Her most famous work concerns wavelets and image compression.
In 2016, Cynthia Rudin left MIT to join Duke as an associate professor in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research in machine learning focuses on tools to help people make better decisions. Her theoretical work concerns interpretable algorithms, causal inference, and decision theory. Her applied work studies problems in criminology, healthcare, and energy grid reliability.