Damien B. Jourdan

Damien B. Jourdan received an Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris in France, and went on to receive M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His doctoral work focused on the optimal planning of wireless sensor networks, with an application to localization in GPS-denied environments using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) ranging.

His paper entitled “Optimal sensor placement for agent localization” received the Best Student Paper award at the 2006 ION/IEEE Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS). He is a guest editor for the special issue of the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, “Cooperative Localization in Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks,” to be published in 2008.

Dr. Jourdan is currently the Senior Research Engineer at Athena Technologies, in Warrenton, VA. His interests lie in estimation, navigation, controls, and optimization.

Thesis Title : Wireless sensor network planning with application to UWB localization in GPS-denied environments