Residence College Park, MD Name John Benedetto Nationality United States Role Professor of mathematics | Fields Mathematics Alma mater University of Toronto Doctoral advisor Chandler Davis | |

Born 16 July 1939 (age 83)
Boston, Massachusetts (1939-07-16) Known for Harmonic analysis, wavelet analysis, frame theory Education Harvard University, University of Toronto, Boston College Books Integration and Modern A, Spectral synthesis, Harmonic Analysis on Totally Di | ||

Institutions University of Maryland |

**John Joseph Benedetto** (born July 16, 1939) is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park and is a leading researcher in wavelet analysis and Director of the Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications. He was named Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland in 1999 and has directed 55 Ph.D students. The volume Harmonic Analysis and Applications: In Honor of John Benedetto, edited by Christopher Heil, describes his influence:

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John J. Benedetto has had a profound influence not only on the direction of harmonic analysis and its applications, but also on the entire community of people involved in the field.

He was a Senior Fulbright-Hays Scholar (1973–1974), and was awarded the 2011 SPIE Wavelet Pioneer award. He is also a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a SIAM Fellow.

## Education

Benedetto attended Boston College, graduating in 1960 with a B.A. in Mathematics. He received an M.A. from Harvard University in 1962, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1964. He was the first student to receive a Ph.D. from then 37-year-old Chandler Davis. His dissertation was *The Laplace Transform of Generalized Functions*.

Garrett Birkhoff was the thesis advisor of Chandler Davis, and Birkhoff did not have a Ph.D. but was a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard.

## Publications

Benedetto is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications, founded in 1994 and published by Springer-Birkhäuser. He is also founding and current editor of the Springer-Birkhäuser *Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis* book series He has edited or authored 18 books and published over 185 research papers. Some of his books are the following.

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