Ranieri Juri

Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV )
School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Office: BC 342
Phone: [+41 21 69] 35629
Email: juri.ranieri@epfl.ch
Address: EPFL – I&C – LCAV
BC 342 (Building BC)
Station 14
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland


Short Bio

I received both my M.S. and B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering in 2009 and 2007, respectively, from Universita’ di Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

During my master studies, under the supervision of Prof. Riccardo Rovatti and Prof. Gianluca Setti, I have investigated the usage of chipping sequence with colored spectrum for Compressed Sensing sampling architectures. I have completed a master’s thesis titled “Spectral shaping of compressing sensing matrices: optimization of energy “rakeness” and reconstruction performance” in June, 2009.

From July to December 2009, I have joined LCAV as a visiting student to investigate the spatiotemporal sampling of diffusive fields.

From January 2010 to August 2010, I have joined IBM Zurich to investigate the lithographic process as a signal processing problem.

From September 2010, I have joined the EDIC doctoral school.

From September 2011 I have joined LCAV to pursue my PhD.


I am currently interested in the following problems:

  • the spatiotemporal sampling of diffusive fields,
  • the spectral factorization of autocorrelation functions of sparse signals,
  • the concept of sensor-network-on-chip, to monitor the temperature of multicore processors
  • the problem of radioactive sensing, connected with the Safecast project.


I have been a teaching assistant for the following classes:

– Mathematical Principals of Signal Processing 2010/2011 (Doctoral School)

Mathematical Signal Processing 2011/2012 (MSc)

– Linear Algebra 2012/2013 (BSc)

Digital Signal Processing MOOC on Coursera 2013


G. Baechler; M. Krekovic; J. Ranieri; A. Chebira; M. L. Yue et al. : Super Resolution Phase Retrieval for Sparse Signals. 2018-08-06.
J. Ranieri; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli ; Method and apparatus for presenting to a user of a wearable apparatus additional information related to an audio scene. US2017188173 . 2017.
I. Chamov; J. Ranieri; M. Vetterli; O. L. De Weck : Optimal Sensor Architecture Selection for Health Management of Complex Systems. 2016. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, MAR 05-12, 2016.
J. Ranieri; A. Chebira; M. Vetterli ; Method, computer program and apparatus for measuring a distribution of a physical variable in a region. US2015292957 . 2015.
I. Dokmanic; R. Parhizkar; J. Ranieri; M. Vetterli : Euclidean Distance Matrices: Essential Theory, Algorithms and Applications; IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/MSP.2015.2398954.
M. Ben Arbia : Adaptive noise cancelling systems for acoustic wearable device ; 2015.
H. Peic Tukuljac; I. Dokmanic; J. Ranieri : Time-varying FRI Theory for Sound Source Localization ; 2015.
I. Dokmanic; J. Ranieri; M. Vetterli : Relax and Unfold: Microphone Localization with Euclidean Distance Matrices. 2015. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Nice, August 31-September 4, 2015. p. 265-269.
P. S. Rossinelli : Modeling and Controlling epidemics : a graph perspective ; 2015.
J. Ranieri; A. Vincenzi; A. Chebira; D. Atienza Alonso; M. Vetterli : Near-optimal thermal monitoring framework for many-core systems on chip; IEEE Transactions on Computers. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Tc.2015.2395423.
Z. Chen; J. Ranieri; R. Zhang; M. Vetterli : DASS: Distributed Adaptive Sparse Sensing; IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 2015. DOI : 10.1109/Twc.2014.2388232.
J. Ranieri; A. Vincenzi; A. Chebira; M. Vetterli; D. Atienza ; Method to determine the distribution of temperature sensors. WO2013087301 ; WO2013087301 ; US2013151191 . 2014.
J. Ranieri / M. Vetterli; A. Chebira (Dir.) : Sensing the real world. Lausanne, EPFL, 2014. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-6349.
D. El Badawy; J. Ranieri; M. Vetterli : Near-optimal Sensor Placement for Signals lying in a Union of Subspaces. 2014. 22nd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2014), Lisbon, Portugal. p. 880 - 884.
J. Ranieri; A. Chebira; M. Vetterli : Near-Optimal Sensor Placement for Linear Inverse Problems; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2014. DOI : 10.1109/Tsp.2014.2299518.
J. Ranieri; M. Vetterli : Near-Optimal Source Placement for Linear Physical Fields. 2014. 39th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Florence, Italy, 2014. p. 6825-6829.
J. Ranieri; A. Chebira; Y. M. Lu; M. Vetterli : Phase Retrieval for Sparse Signals: Uniqueness Conditions; submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2013.
J. Ranieri; M. Vetterli : Sampling and reconstructing diffusion fields in presence of aliasing. 2013. ICASSP 2013, Vancouver, May 2013.
M. Martinez-Camara; I. Dokmanic; J. Ranieri; R. Scheibler; M. Vetterli et al. : The Fukushima Inverse Problem. 2013. 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-31, 2013. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2013.6638477.
K. Kryszczuk; P. Hurley; J. Ranieri; R. Scheibler ; Assessing printability of a very-large-scale integration design. US8327312 ; US2012030643 . 2012.
J. Ranieri; A. Vincenzi; A. Chebira; D. Atienza Alonso; M. Vetterli : EigenMaps: Algorithms for Optimal Thermal Maps Extraction and Sensor Placement on Multicore Processors. 2012. Design Automation Conference DAC, San Francisco, June 3-7, 2012. p. 636-641.
J. Ranieri; I. Dokmanic; A. Chebira; M. Vetterli : Sampling and Reconstruction of Time-Varying Atmospheric Emissions. 2012. 37th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Kyoto, Japan, March 25-30, 2012. p. 3673 - 3676. DOI : 10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6288713.
I. Dokmanic; J. Ranieri; A. Chebira; M. Vetterli : Sensor Networks for Diffusion Fields: Detection of Sources in Space and Time. 2011. 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, USA, September 28-30, 2011.
J. Ranieri; Y. Lu; A. Chebira; M. Vetterli : Sampling and Reconstructing Diffusion Fields with Localized Sources. 2011. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, Czech Republic, May 2011. p. 4016-4019.
J. Ranieri; G. Setti; R. Rovatti : Compressive Sensing of Localized Signals: Application to Analog-to-Information Conversion. 2010. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Paris, France, 2010. p. 3513 - 3516. DOI : 10.1109/ISCAS.2010.5537820.