Ronald Coifman is professor of mathematics and computer science in Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
His contribution with Yves Meyer from CMLA and others mathematicians concerns harmonic analysis, real and complex analysis, wavelets or integral operators theory.His work on Hardy spaces,Calderon conjectures, Zygmund singular integral operators or wavelet packets is still a source of inspiration for many of the most talented analysts and led to other spectacular discoveries like Kato's conjecture.
But he also provides computational methods and algorithms in signal and image processing (sparse representation, denoising, restoration, compression, data storage...).
For instance his discovery of wavelet packets gives an efficient solution to the problem of unfolding a signal in the time-frequency plane with numerous applications.
Professor Ronald Coifman is sharing an uncommon scientific vision and a natural leadership together with an extremely pragmatic attitude in applied problems.
His contribution is widely recognized : he won the most prestigious awards. He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and of the National Academy of Sciences, he obtained the DARPA Sustained Excellence Award in 1996, the Pionner Award from ICIAM and he received the National Medal of Science from President Clinton in 1999.