Looking for a job, SOLVE, unmixing and salads

Recent months have been quite busy at a personal level and I didn’t took the time to update my website. Here are some news anyway:

  • my contract at EPFL ends in November and I’m now looking for a new position in remote sensing from space or drone.
  • I’m working on the SOLVE project as science leader. SOLVE study will design a constellation of small satellites, carrying innovative hyperspectral camera to monitor water and vegetation at hourly timescales.
  • with some colleagues from IRISA, we are finalizing the writing of a paper on an algorithm combining anomaly detection and non-linear unmixing, with application to Vesta’s dataset.
  • I’m involved in the preparation of a proposal dealing with the monitoring of salads using remote sensing. Two innovative startup companies are involved in this project, especially one working on hyperspectral (Gamaya).

Radio interview: Mars’ conquest

logo-rtsToday, CQFD special broadcast dedicated to Mars and its exploration. I speak briefly of landing sites and ressources, which is somewhat related to what we do in the course Living on Mars. Unlike my first time in CQFD, no live session this time: the interview has been recorded few days ago at EPFL.

The website of the broadcast is available here and to listen only the part with me (in French), just play on “read” below and move forward up to 25:30 (but the whole broadcast is quite interesting!).

What’s new since October?

Last post on September 29th! Long time no see… What has happened since?


Early October, I was at the francophone conference ESRI SIG 2014 in Versailles, as mentionned previously. I discovered some things currently done in the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I met some people with very different backgrounds, which is always nice. My talk went well but there were not many people…

I also prepared two lectures for Anton Ivanov‘s course Introduction to Planetary Science. As last year, one was on asteroids and one was on water on Mars (last year’s slides can be found here and here respectively). We also had to prepare the Earth and Space Symposium, organized by our lab.

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Lenk, ultralight and soon SIG 2014

A little more than two weeks ago, I attended the 1st Chinese-Swiss workshop on space sciences. This workshop, organized by the Swiss Space Center, was held in Lenk in the Swiss Alps. It has been a great opportunity to meet scientists and to discover Chinese projects regarding space missions…

In a different kind, last Friday I had the opportunity to do a flight in ultralight. This flight was part of the Leman-Baikal project that use hyperspectral remote sensing. The idea is to investigate the possibilities that exist to use the dataset for mapping terrestrial surfaces…

Finally, from tomorrow I’ll be in Paris for the SIG 2014 conference, as announced previously. My presentation on GIS in planetary exploration is ready!


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