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. He is now with the Department of Electronics, Optronics and Signal 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), and served as the co-technical chair of the IEEE SAM 2004 workshop. 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 (1998) and the IEE Clarke-Griffiths Premium Award (1998), and a Senior Member of the IEEE.