Cornel IOANA

Associate Professor Researcher
Grenoble INP, FRANCE
GIPSA-lab, 11 rue des Mathématiques,
38402 Saint Martin D’Heres
Date of birth: 08 November 1974
Phone: +33(0)632 352 371
N° ORCID: 0000-0001-6581-3000



  • Habilitation to supervise research activities at the University of Grenoble Alpes - Electronique, Electrotechnique, Automatique et Traitement du Signal, November 28, 2012.
  • PhD degree (Électronique-Traitement du Signal), University of Brest, defended on 19 September 2003
  • Master of Science in 2001 "Science et Technologie de Télécommunications", University of Brest
  • 1993-1999 Engineer in electronics and IT, Military Technical Academy of Bucharest


Since 1st September 2006 - Grenoble INP / ENSE3 Associate Professor - GIPSA-lab

  • Since 2006, Head of the ISEE (Image and Signal for Energy and Environment) teaching-research platform of Grenoble INP ENSE3
  • Since 2008, In charge of Diploma Projects of PHELMA-ENSE3/SICOM students
  • 2007-2008 and 2013-2017 – Elected member of ENSE3 Administrative board
  • Since 2008, In charge of international collaborations with Romania and Montenegro
  • 2014-2019, Co-head of SIGMAPHY research team
  • 2011-2014, Member of Advisory Board of Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Grenoble (OSUG)
  • Since 2007, Principal Investigator of more than 18 research projects
  • 2008-2009-2010 – Four months scientific stays with Villanova University and Arizona State University , founded in part by Office Of Naval Research Program

• Since November 2020, Founder and CEO of ALTRANS SAS:
• Since Mai 2018; Co-Founder and Scientific advisor of MOTHRYS:
• May 2012-November 2013 Scientific advisor to CYBERIO
• Research engineer at ENSIETA, Brest, 2003-2006
• PhD studies at ENSIETA, Brest, 2001-2003. PhD Director: André QUINQUIS
• Research Engineer at the Army Research Institute, Bucharest, Romania, 1999-2001

Teaching activities

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Average volume of annual teaching: 240 hours

  • Lectures addressed to students SICOM 3A- Master SIGMA (Representations of Signals and Models, Image-Video Compressions);
  • Labworks in Signal Processing (ENSI 1A and 2A)
  • Supervision of industrial projects

Responsibilities of teaching modules:

  • • Labworks on Sensors and Information Processing (ENSE3 1A)
  • • Labworks on Transverse Signal Processing (SICOM 2A)

International teaching activities:

  • • Participation in the TEMPUS IV - RICUM project "Support in development and implementation of digital television and multimedia in Western Balkan countries" (2011-2014 in partnership with Viser School Belgrade, University of Ljubljiana, University of Dures)
  • • Participation in teaching abroad, especially in the Summer School of Signal Processing organized by "Politehnica" University of Bucharest

Referent of three post-graduate educational modules: Digital Signal Processing, Video Compression,


  • • 50 international magazines (IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Elseiver Signal Processing, JASA, IEEE Ocean Engineering, ...);
  • • 8 chapters in books / collaborative works (Hermes Edition, Springer, Academic Press); including 2 between
  • • More than 150 papers in international and national conferences (IEEE ICASSP, Oceans, EUSIPCO, GRETSI, ..);
  • • Seven patents and protected software – five of them exploited by three start-ups I was implied with
  • • Since 2007, Principal Investigator and WP manager of more than 18 research projects for a total funding around 2.7 million euros (excluding PhD students funding). More than 60% of research projects has been funded by industrial/private contracts.
  • • Founder, co founder and scientific advisor for three start-ups.


  • • 5 PhD students in progress and 17 PhD students graduated: 950% supervision ration and average duration of the PhD – 35.7 months. 80% of my former PhD students work in Industry (public and private entities)
  • • Supervision of more than 10 post doctoral/research engineer and more than 40 undergraduate students


  • - Active member of different international scientific groups: IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Marine technology society, members of technical program of IEEE Communications conference and ECAI: Cornel IOANA
  • - Guest editor and co author of six collaborative journals and books: Cornel IOANA
  • - I contributed to the organization of different scientific events: Cornel IOANA


Cornel IOANA

  • - Award with Mothrys project at the General Electric Research and Innovation contest, 2019, in the Machine Learning field
  • - I am recipient of French "Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de la Recherche" since October 2008.
  • - I-lab 2018 award for MOTRHYS project;
  • - Grid’Up by ENEDIS award in 2017 for TRANSLOCATOR project;