Ronald Coifman, Yale University, USA, is rewarded with the 2018 Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics,
“for his fundamental contributions to pure and applied harmonic analysis”.
Ronald Coifman has made outstanding contributions to harmonic analysis. He has proven several important classical results and has recently dedicated his research to applied harmonic analysis and related areas. Along with Yves Meyer, he has played a crucial role in the development of the theory of wavelets, which has important applications in image compression, signal processing and computer vision. He and his collaborators have recently initiated diffusion geometry, bringing the opportunity to create methods for finding structures in large data sets.