**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:

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.

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.

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.

**Books**

(1971) Harmonic Analysis on Totally Disconnected Sets, Springer Lecture Notes 202
(1975) Spectral Synthesis, Academic Press
(1976) Real Variable and Integration with Historical Notes, Teubner Publishers
(1977) A Mathematical Approach to Mathematics Appreciation, UMD
(1979) Euclidean Harmonic Analysis, editor, Springer Lecture Notes 779
(1994) Wavelets: Mathematics and Applications, co-edited with M. Frazier, CRC Press
(1997) Harmonic Analysis and Applications, CRC Press
(2001) Modern Sampling Theory: Mathematics and Applications, co-edited with P. Ferreira
(2004) Sampling, Wavelets, and Tomography, co-edited with A. Zayed
(2009) Integration and Modern Analysis, co-authored with Wojciech Czaja