Professor, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Curriculum vitae

Olivier Jean Joseph MICHEL, born on april 7th, 1963 in Mont Saint Martin (Meurthe et Moselle, France)

Dowloadable short CV


  • Professeur Agrégé, Ecole Normale Supérieure de LYON, Physics dept. 1988-1991.
  • Assistant Professor (Maitre de Conférences), ENS-LYON, Laboratoire de Physique, 1991-2000.
  • Visiting researcher (Nato) at U. of Michigan, dept EECS, with Prof. A.O.Hero and W.Williams, 1993-94.
  • Sabbatical year: Researcher at CNRS (physics section 02), 1996-97.
  • Associate Prof (PR2), Univ. NICE Sophia-Antipolis, Astrophysics lab and ECS dept. 2000-2004.
  • Full Professor (PR1), Univ. NICE Sophia-Antipolis, Astrophysics lab and ECS dept. 2004-2008.
  • Full Professor (PR1, PREx1), Grenoble Institute of Tech., GIPSA-Lab, 2008-present.

Academic cursus

  • Student at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Univ Paris XI Orsay, 1983-87. MS1985 in applied physics, univ. Paris XI.
  • Agrégation de Physique (specialized in applied physics), 1986.
  • PhD Student in Signal Processing, at LESIR-ENS Cachan (supervised by Prof. H. Clergeot) and ETCA, 1988-1991.
    Application des méthodes Haute Résolution à la Localisation et la poursuite de Sources Sonores.
    (Application of High resolution methods to the problem of sound sources location")
  • HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches), presented at INP-Grenoble, nov. 1999 (supervised P. Flandrin).
    Chaos, entropies et turbulence.

Main academic responsabilities

  • 1998-1999: Director of Préparation à l'Agrégation de physique, ENS-LYON.
  • 2002-2003: Chair of licence (3rd year of Univ.), dept ECS, Univ. NICE.
  • 2003-2005: Chair of Maîtrise (4th year of Univ;) dept ECS, univ. NICE (Master Degree in ECS).
  • 2003-2005: Co-Chair of dept ECS, univ Nice.
  • 2005-2008: Director of Doctorate School for Fundamental and Applied Sciences(ED 364), Univ. NICE
  • 2012-2015: Chair of SICOM (Signal Communications and Multimedia) cursus at Grenoble-IT, ENSE3.
  • 2015-2018: Founder and director M2R SIGMA, Univ; Grenoble-Alpes. 
  • 2019-present : Deputy director of "College of doctoral studies", University Grenoble-Alpes, since 2019.

Main scientific responsabilities


  • Co-founder of Systems and Signals in Physics (Sysiphe) group at ENS-LYON, 1991 (with P.Flandrin).
  • Member of the scientific council, ENS-LYON, 1997-1999
  • Member of UFR-sciences council, univ. Nice, 2001-05
  • Member of the jury d'Agrégation, in physics (National competitive exam at master's level), 2008-2011
  • Head of the CICS (Communication, Information and Complex Systems) group (13 academic researchers, 32 poeple), GIPSA-Lab, 2012- 02/2015.
  • Resp. of the joined lab GIPSA-Lab/CEA-LETI, from 2009 to 2016
  • Member of the CNU (National university council), section 61 (Signal processing) 2011-2015 and 2015-2018.
  • Member of ANR Committee (R.PDOC program), 2013.
  • Member of AERES committee for CEA-LIST and LISIC Calais. 2013.
  • Member of the plenary Council of ARC6 (Rhône-Alpes region), 2012-2015.
  • Member of the steering comittee of Persyval Advanced Data Mining group, Grenoble university, 2013-2015.
  • Expert (Member) for HCERES, 2016


  • Chair of Image and Signal processing Department, GIPSA-Lab, UMR 5216 CNRS, since Jan. 1st, 2016
  • Member of the board of directors GRETSI association since 2015.
  • Co-president of GRETSI colloquium since 2018.
            • Co-chair of project
                              "Environmental issues underground :  Geophysical applications of AI for natural hazard and georessources", MIAI-UGA

Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique laboratoire

UMR 5216 CNRS - Grenoble INP - Université Joseph Fourier - Université Stendhal