• Carnegie-Mellon University (1982-1987), Ph.D. in Mathematics 1987
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) (1977-1982), Diplome in Electrical Engineering 1982


  • Professor, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2000-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 1997-2000
  • Scientist, Head of the Mathematics Group, BEIP, NCRR, NIH, 1995-1997
  • Senior Staff Fellow, BEIP, NCRR, NIH, 1992-1995
  • Staff Fellow, BEIP, NCRR, NIH, 1988-1992
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987-1988


  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Mathematics, Berlin, Germany (2 weeks), March 2016
  • Visiting Professor, Hausdorff Research Institute of Mathematics, Bonn, Germany (3 weeks), January 2016
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France, April 2003
  • Visiting Researcher, CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, Fall 1997

Awards And Honors

  • Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2014
  • Fulbright award (Summer 2009). 
  • Special Achievement Award of the National Center for Research Resources, 1996
  • Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing for the 1993 paper "B-spline signal processing: Part I-Theory," with M. Unser and M. Eden, 1996
  • Prix Rene Cousin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 1981

Professional Societies

Member of the American Mathematical Society

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