Thomas Bréhard

Contact details
Address: IRISA / INRIA Rennes
Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex - FRANCE
Phone: +33
Fax: +33
Secretary: +33
(Huguette Béchu)

Brief Vitae

I received my engineering degree from the Superior Engineering School of Statistics and Information Sciences (ENSAI) and obtained a Master of Science in Statistics (DEA) from the University of Rennes 1 in 2002. I have been preparing my PhD degree since 2002 with the VISTA Project at the IRISA . My supervisor is Jean-Pierre Le Cadre. I plan to have defended by end of autumn 2005.

Research Topics

Both estimation and performance analysis for linear/nonlinear filtering problems are the core issues of my research interests.

The major fields of my PhD research can be elicited as follows:

Keywords : hidden Markov models, sequential Monte Carlo methods (particle filter), performance analysis, posterior Cramér-Rao bound , Bayesian estimation, bearings-only tracking, distributed tracking, sensor management.

Recent Publications

  1. Th. Bréhard, J.-P. Le Cadre. Closed-form Posterior Cramér-Rao Bound for Bearings-Only Tracking. IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, (en révisions/under revisions), 2005. details
  2. Th. Bréhard, J.-P. Le Cadre. A New Approach for the Bearings-Only Problem: Estimation of the Variance-to-Range Ratio. In 7th International Conference on Information Fusion, Stockohlm, Sweden, 2004. details
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Teaching Experience

Teaching activity at the Superior Engineering School of Statistics and Information Sciences (ENSAI) , Rennes, France.

  • Theory of Probability (Teaching assistant).
  • Pre-professional course on nonlinear filtering problems.
  • Computer Intensive Statistical Methods (Teaching assistant).
  • Linear Regression Models (Teaching assistant).
  • Linear Regression Models (Teaching assistant).

Other Activities

Paper reviewing for the Journal of Signal Processing.