Biography

 

   Michel KASSER, born in 1953 in Lausanne (Switzerland). Two engineering Master degrees, from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, 1972-1975) and Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (1975-1977). In 1977-1991, with IGN-France (IGN is the National Mapping Administration of France) as manager, first of the Levelling Department (in charge of the NGF, French High Precision Levelling Network), then in 1984 of LOEMI instrumentation laboratory, and then in 1988-1991 of the Commercial Department. In parallel, geophysical geodetic operations in many active areas of the world. Since 1991, appointed as University Professor, Director of the Ecole Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes (French "Grande Ecole" (Master in engineering) in Surveying and Geomatics). From 1999 to 2003, head of the Geodetic and Levelling Service, and director of the LAREG (Laboratoire de Recherches en Géodésie) at IGN-France. From 2003 to 2011, he is Director of the Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques, another French "Grande Ecole" with 14 different cursus in Geomatics and GIS, from undergraduate to Masters levels.

 

   Since 2011, he is Professor of Geodesy in the HEIG-VD engineering school of Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland), in charge of the orientation "Geomatics" in the Master MIT, which provides for French-speaking Switzerland the requested degree for becoming “Chartered” Surveyor (Brevet Fédéral de Géomètre). And since 2015 he is deputy dean of the Geomatics department, in charge of the Bachelor degree.

 

    Michel KASSER has been President of the Association Française de Topographie 2002-2012, whose he is now honorary president, and was the main author with Yves EGELS of the book “Digital Photogrammetry” (Taylor & Francis, London 2001) edited also in French (“Photogrammétrie Numérique”, Hermès Sciences, Paris, 2001). He has published many scientific and technical papers, for specialists or for large public.