An Engineer in Electricity and Doctor of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Jean-Daniel Dessimoz has also obtained an MBA degree from the Business School of the University of Lausanne.
Jean-Daniel Dessimoz has previously been on the faculty of the University of Rhode Island (USA), then Professor of Robotics and Automation at the West Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (HESSO.HEIG-VD), Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, where he has been teaching and doing research for more than 35 years.
Jean-Daniel Dessimoz has initiated and led a large number of R&D and technology transfer projects. He has also co-founded several cooperating networks of expertise and institutions in robotics, industrial automation and manufacturing automation. He has also been a member of the steering committees and president of the Swiss Astronautical Association and of the Robot-CH association for the promotion of robotics.
The author of more than 100 scientific and technical publications, Jean-Daniel Dessimoz has organized and chaired numerous conferences and workshops. Additionally, he has reviewed scientific publications for various journals and congresses. He has also served as an expert and consultant for various institutions, universities and industries, in Switzerland and abroad. His main domains of interests are robotics and automation, computer vision, cognitics, and astronautics.
Jean-Daniel Dessimoz now enjoys an active retirement, and occasionally acts through the company Roboptics llc.
Family network: son of the late Oscar (1917-2014) and Marie-Thérèse (1917-2012), Jean-Daniel is married to Nisa, and has three children: Christophe, Lyne and Claire, as well as an increasing number of grandchildren.
Phone: 41 79 656 1691 (mobile) and 41 24 420 32 30 .
Jean-Daniel at Dessimoz.org