Mathematics Professor John Benedetto Named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
John Benedetto, professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for “contributions to theoretical and applied harmonic analysis as well as for editorial service, mentoring, and professional leadership.” He joins 14 other faculty members and seven alumni of the University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences who were named inaugural fellows in 2012.
Benedetto, who is director of the Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, is a leading researcher in wavelet analysis. In 2006, the book “Harmonic Analysis and Applications: In Honor of John J. Benedetto,” edited by Christopher Heil and published by Springer, cited Benedetto as having 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.”
Benedetto earned his B.A. in mathematics from Boston College in 1960, his M.A. from Harvard University in 1962 and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1964. He is executive editor and founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications, and is the series editor of Birkhauser's Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis book series. In 1999, he was recognized by UMD as a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher. Benedetto has advised 49 Ph.D. students and has 17 graduate students.
The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
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