Jean-Luc Starck: Sparse Representation of Multivalued Images: Application in Astrophysics (SparseAstro)

AdG 2008, Institution-hôte : CEA

Researcher at the Laboratoire Astrophysique Interprétation Modélisation - AIM (CEA / Université Paris-Diderot / CNRS) Jean-Luc Starck

Jean-Luc Starck is Director of Research and head of  the CosmoStat laboratory at the Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA-Saclay, France. Jean-Luc Starck has a Ph.D from Nice Observatory and an Habilitation from University Paris XI. He was a visitor at the European Southern Observatory in 1993, at UCLA in 2004 and at Stanford’s Department of Statistics in 2000 and 2005.  Since 1994, he is a tenured researcher at CEA. He created in 2010 the CosmoStat laboratory and is strongly involved in the Euclid ESA space mission. He received the EADS prize of the French Academy of Science in 2011.

He leads Cosmostat, an interdisciplinary research group at the interface between cosmologyand statistical methods with a focus on industry-academia partnership. He has organized 16 conferences, and was keynote, invited or seminar speaker over fifty times in the last five years.  Over the last 10 years, he has been involved as Co-I or PI in the management of 8 million euros of grants from national, European and international sources, including a senior ERC. He has published over 200 refereed papers in astrophysics, cosmology, signal processing and applied mathematics, and he is also author of three books.

The ERC Project

Sparse Representation of Multivalued Images: Application in Astrophysics (SparseAstro)

The goals of this project were:
    • Develop tools for analyzing multi-valued astronomical data using sparsity.
    • Create software packages which include these tools.
    • Use these tools in the framework of different astronomical international projects (PLANCK, FERMI, EUCLID).