Jan Skaloud

GC C2 397 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://topo.epfl.ch/

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Satellite positioning, inertial and integrated navigation

Sensor orientation and calibration, attitude determination

Mobile mapping, airborne laser scanning

Adjustment methods, Kalman Filtering


Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD


Environmental Sciences and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems


Inference for large-scale time series with application to sensor fusion

Large-scale time series analysis is performed by a new statistical tool that is superior to other estimators of complex state-space models. The identified stochastic dependences can be used for sensor fusion by Bayesian (e.g. Kalman) filtering or for studying changes in natural/biological phenomena.

Advanced satellite positioning

All fundamental principles behind modern satellite positioning to acquire, track and evaluate direct and indirect satellite signals and process them in relation to example applications: Earth monitoring (landslides,...), high precision positioning (automated driving, robots,...) and time transfer.

Sensor orientation

Determination of spatial orientation (i.e. position, velocity, attitude) via integration of inertial sensors with satellite positioning. Prerequisite for many applications related to remote sensing, environmental monitoring, mobile mapping, robotics, space exploration, smart-phone navigation, etc.

Robotics practicals

The practicals can include the following topics:

  • Teaching Robots to Accomplish a Manipulation Task
  • Experimenting with haptic interfaces
  • Controlling a serial robot ABB IRB 120
  • Control of the Micro Delta Direct Drive robot
  • LiniX, linear axis, assembly and control