We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with the following skills/competences:
• MSc degree (i.e., Master 2 or Engineering school) in signal and image processing or applied mathematics,
• Solution and application oriented, able to work in a pluridisciplinary environment
Supervision and Working Environment
This PhD will be developed jointly at the Grenoble Images Speech
Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab) and the Institute of Geoscience and Environment (IGE), both
located on the Campus of Saint Martin d’Hères (Grenoble), France. GIPSA-lab and IGE are internationally rec-
ognize laboratories with an established expertise in signal processing and environmental monitoring, respectively.
The PhD will be supervised by:
• Mauro Dalla Mura
Mauro Dalla Mura received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the
University of Trento, Italy, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He obtained in 2011 a joint Ph.D. degree in
Information and Communication Technologies (Telecommunications Area) from the University of Trento,
Italy and in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iceland, Iceland. In 2011 he was a
Research fellow at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy, conducting research on computer vision. He is
currently an Assistant Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France since 2012. He
is conducting his research at the Grenoble Images Speech Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab).
His main research activities are in the fields of remote sensing, image processing and pattern recognition.
In particular, his interests include mathematical morphology, classification and multivariate data analysis.
Dr. Dalla Mura was the recipient of the IEEE GRSS Second Prize in the Student Paper Competition of the
2011 IEEE IGARSS 2011 and co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of the International Journal of Image
and Data Fusion for the year 2012-2013 and the Symposium Paper Award for IEEE IGARSS 2014. Dr.
Dalla Mura is the President of the IEEE GRSS French Chapter since 2016 (he previously served as Secretary
2013-2016). In 2017 the IEEE GRSS French Chapter was the recipient of the IEEE GRSS Chapter Award
and the “Chapter of the year 2017” from the IEEE French Section. He is on the Editorial Board of IEEE
Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS) since 2016.
• Didier Voisin
Didier Voisin graduated as an Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1994, and received a PhD from
Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) in 1998, working on cloud microphysics and chemistry. He was then
a Research Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, where he worked
on applying Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry to online atmospheric nanoparticles chemical analysis
and to investigating atmospheric multiphase processes. In 2004, he joined the Université Grenoble Alpes
and the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Environnement (now Institute for Environmental
Geosciences, IGE) as an Associate Professor. He is now a Professor at UGA and IGE, and director of
the European Research Course on Atmosphere (ERCA). His research interests include understanding and
quantifying Biosphere - Atmosphere exchanges, in particular in seasonally covered areas ; snowpack (photo)
chemistry and polar atmospheric chemistry ; and organic aerosol sources and processes, in relation to Air
Quality issues and Global Change.
3• Jocelyn Chanussot
Jocelyn Chanussot received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of
Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from Savoie University,
Annecy, France, in 1998. In 1999, he was with the Geography Imagery Perception Laboratory for the
Delegation Generale de l’Armement, French National Defense Depart- ment, Arcueil, France. Since 1999,
he has been with Grenoble INP, where he was an Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2005 and an Associate
Professor from 2005 to 2007, and is currently a Professor of signal and image processing. He was a
member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France, from 2012 to 2017. Since 2013, he has been
an Adjunct Professor with the University of Iceland, Reykjavı́k, Iceland. He is conducting his research with
the Grenoble Images Speech Signal and Control Laboratory, Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France. His research
interests include image analysis, multicomponent image processing, nonlinear filtering, and data fusion
in remote sensing. Dr. Chanussot was a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Administrative Committee from 2009 to 2010 and in charge of membership development. He was also a
member of the Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing
Society from 2006 to 2008. He was the founding President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing
French Chapter from 2007 to 2010. He was a recipient of the 2010 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Society Chapter Excellence Award and a co-recipient of the Nordic Signal Processing Symposium 2006
Best Student Paper Award, the IEEE GRSS 2011 Symposium Best Paper Award, the IEEE GRSS 2012
Transactions Prize Paper Award, and the IEEE GRSS 2013 Highest Impact Paper Award. He was the
General Chair of the first IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution
in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS). He was the Chair from 2009 to 2011, the Co-Chair of the GRS Data Fusion
Technical Committee from 2005 to 2008, and the Program Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on
Machine Learning for Signal Processing in 2009. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE G EOSCIENCE
AND R EMOTE S ENSING L ETTERS from 2005 to 2007 and the Pattern Recognition from 2006 to
2008. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH
OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING from 2011 to 2015. Since 2007, he has been an Associate
Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. He was a Guest Editor
of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE in 2013 and the IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE in 2014.
The expected gross salary is around 30Keuro per year (funds covering the PhD grant are already available).
The application is open until the position is filled. The PhD thesis is expected to start in October 2018.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send the following documents:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Transcript of records (list of exams with marks and possibly a ranking with other students)
3. Motivation letter
The application should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, didier.voisin@univ-
grenoble-alpes.fr and email@example.com.