|Alma mater||University of Geneva|
|Doctoral advisor||Jovan Karamata|
|Doctoral students||Sijue Wu|
|Notable awards||National Medal of Science (1999)|
Coifman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of the 1996 DARPA Sustained Excellence Award, the 1996 Connecticut Science Medal, the 1999 Pioneer Award of the International Society for Industrial and Applied Science, and the 1999 National Medal of Science.