Olivier Besson received the PhD degree in signal processing in 1992 and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 1998, both from INP Toulouse. From October 1993 to September 2007 he was with the Department of Avionics and Systems of ENSICA, and from October 2007 to December 2016 with the Department of Electronics, Optronics and Signal of ISAE-Supaéro. As of January 2017 he moved to the PhD program office of ISAE-Supaéro.
Dr. Besson is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions Signal Processing (2/2000-1/2003, 10/2007-9/2009) and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2005-2006). He was a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel technical committee (SAM TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2002-2007, 2009-2014). Dr. Besson has held visiting positions at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy. He is the co-recipient of the Eurasip Best Paper Award and the IEE Clarke-Griffiths Premium Award.