photography provided by Jean Dézert.
Jean-Pierre received the M.S. degree in Mathematics in 1977, the "Doctorat de 3-eme cycle" in 1982 and the "Doctorat d'Etat" in 1987, both from INPG, Grenoble, France.
From 1980 to 1989, he worked at the GERDSM (Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche en Détection Sous-Marines), a laboratory of the DCN (Direction des Constructions Navales), mainly on array processing. In this area, he conduced both theoretical and practical researches. In particular, he participated to the pratical evaluation of high resolution methods on real data (towed arrays).
Since 1989, he had been with IRISA / CNRS, where he was a CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) "Directeur de recherche". At that time, his interests moved towards other topics like system analysis, detection, data association and operations research.  
He was awarded Automatica Outstanding reviewer in 2005 and received two prestigious prizes: the Eurasip Signal Processing Best Paper Award (1993) and the IEEE Barry Carlton Award (2008). He was also member of various societies of IEEE.
2008    IEEE Barry Carlton Award for the paper  
             Closed-form Posterior Cramér-Rao
             Bounds for Bearing-Only Tracking
2005    Awarded Automatica Outstanding
1993    Eurasip Signal Processing Best Paper


Research specialities
  •  Sensor networks
  • Resource allocation (sensor management)
  • Target Tracking
  • Optimization of tracking efforts to detect mobile targets (conditionnally deterministic or adaptative)
  • Mobile trajectory constraints
  • Search theory
  • Distributed estimation and tracking
  • Particle filtering
  • Performance analysis
  • Multi-track extraction
  • Data association
  • Monte-Carlo methods for estimation
  • Purification and initialisation of tracks
  • Systems of detection analysis
  • Navigation (filtering and mission optimization)
  • Hybridization of navigation systems
Some Important Dates
 1989-2009   CNRS Researcher and then CNRS Research Director at IRISA (Inst. de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires).

 1996  Visiting Professor, Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia.
The whole family went to Australia for a wonderful trip.

 1980-1989 Research Engineer in GERDSM (Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche en Détection Sous-Marine) of the DCAN, Toulon, France.

 1987  "Doctorat d'Etat", speciality automatic and Signal Processing, INPG, Grenoble, France.
Title: "Contributions à l'utilisation de méthodes paramétriques en traitement d'antenne".

 1985 aug. 9th Birth of his third daugther, in Ollioules.
 1984 march  1st   Birth of his second daugther, in Toulon.

 1982 Ph.D. thesis speciality automatic and Signal Processing, INPG, Grenoble, France.
Title: "Traitement d'antenne pour les  fronts  d'onde aléatoirement fluctuants".

 1981 dec. 28th     Birth of his first daugther, in la Seyne-sur-Mer.
 1980 april 19 Wedding with Yolaine, in Annecy-le-Vieux.

 1979-1980            Military service, EMP of Aix-en Provence, France.
  Master 2 degree in Information theory and statistics obtained with highest honors, university of Rennes 1. 
  Master 2 degree in fundamental mathematics (topology and algebraic theory) obtained with highest honors, university of Nantes.
  Master 1 degree in fudamental mathematics obtained with highest honors, university of Nantes.
  High school education in A. L. Lesage, Vannes.
  Education in la Grenouillère, Vannes.

1953 january 29      Birth in Eleven (Morbihan, 56), France.