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Biography Jean-Luc Starck is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, 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 (ESO) in 1993, at UCLA in 2004 and at Stanford’s Department of Statistics  in 2000 and 2005.  Since 1994, he has been a tenured Researcher at CEA-Saclay, Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe. His research interests include cosmology, especially cosmic microwave background and weak lensing data, and statistical methods such as wavelets and other sparse representations of data. He is leader of the CosmoStat laboratory at CEA and he is involved in Euclid ESA mission. He has published over 200 refereed papers in astrophysics, cosmology, signal processing and applied mathematics, and he is also author of three books entitled Image Processing and Data Analysis: the Multiscale Approach(Cambridge University Press, 1998), Astronomical Image and Data Analysis (Springer, 2nd edition, 2006) and Sparse Image and Signal Processing: Wavelets, Curvelets, Morphological Diversity (Cambridge University Press, 2010).


  • Head of the CosmoStat laboraratory at CEA/Saclay.
  • Leader of the level 3 Organization Unit in the Euclid Consortium (a unit regrouping 240 researchers dedicated to design the algorithms that will be used  to deliver  ESA Euclid products such as power spectra, mass maps, etc.
  • Leader of the OULE3-Weak Lensing Work Package in the Euclid Consortium.
  • Associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS).
  • Vice-President of the International Astrostatistics Association (IAA).
  • P.I. of the DEDALE project.
  • CoI of the PHySIS Project


Over the past decade,  Dr. Starck has attracted over 8 MEuros from competitive grants to support the research activities of his group. Select grants include:

  • EU H2020-FETOPEN, DEDALE, Data Learning on Manifolds and Future Challenges, P.I., 2015-2018, 2703 kEuros
  • EU H2020-COMPET. Physis, Sparse Signal Processing Technologies for HyperSpectral Imaging Systems, CO-I, 2015-2017, 1 028 kEuros.
  • EU ERC Advanced Grant SparseAstro,  P.I., 2009-1014,   2360 kEuros.
  • EU Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership and Pathways (IAPP), CS-Orion, 2010-2014, CO-I., 1280 kEuros.
  • ANR MultID, 2012-2014,  Robust Multispectral data analysis for target detection and IDentification, 300 KEuros.
  • ANR NatImages. Adaptivity for Natural Images and Texture Representations, CO-I, 2009-2012, 307 kEuros.
  • EU Astronet, Compressed Sensing for Herschel, European Astronet Funding, 2009-1011, 400 kEuros.

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