Victor Wickerhauser

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Mladen Victor Wickerhauser was born in Zagreb, SR Croatia, in 1959. He is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology, and Yale University.

He is currently a professor of Mathematics and of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He has six U.S. patents and more than 100 publications. One of these, "Entropy-based Algorithms for Best Basis Selection," led to the Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) image compression algorithm, used by the FBI to encode fingerprint images.

Professor Wickerhauser has been a member of the American Mathematical Society since 1981, and has received the 2002 Wavelet Pioneer Award from SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering).

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