• Main address: 6 rue de kerampont – 22300 Lannion, France     
  • Email: Olivier.Sentieys (at) [inria|irisa|univ-rennes1|enssat].fr


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Short Biography

I joined University of Rennes (ENSSAT) and IRISA Laboratory, France, as a full Professor of Electronics Engineering, in 2002. I am leading the CAIRN Research Team common to INRIA Institute (national research institute in computer science) and IRISA Lab., where I am also the head of the “Computer Architecture” department. Since September 2012 I am on secondment at INRIA as a Senior Research Director. My research activities are in the two complementary fields of embedded systems and signal processing. Roughly, I work firstly on the definition of new system-on-chip architectures, especially the paradigm of reconfigurable systems, and their associated CAD tools, and secondly on some aspects of signal processing like finite arithmetic effects, numerical accuracy analysis and cooperation in mobile systems. I authored or coauthored more than 150 journal publications or peer-reviewed conference papers and hold 5 patents. Below a word cloud generated from my publication titles.


Research reports of the group

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As we have many in the French Academic system… below a tentative explanation.

Irisa (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires – Research Institute in Computer Science and Random Systems) is a joint research laboratory (UMR 6074) gathering more than 700 people (faculty members, PhD students, PostDoc, engineers, administrative and technical staff) from INRIACNRS, University of Rennes 1 (main partner), INSA Rennes and ENS Cachan.

Enssat (graduate engineering school in applied science and technologies) is a graduate engineering school of Univ. Rennes 1 located in Lannion.

Inria is the French science and technology research institute (3500 researchers) fully dedicated to computational sciences. Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique is one of its eight research centers.

Cairn is the research group I lead (~50 people). The team is common to Irisa and Inria and includes (Nov. 2012): 13 faculty members from UR1, Inria, and CNRS; 28 PhD students; 5 Post-Docs; 8 research engineers; 3 associated members.

The scientific aim of Cairn is to study reconfigurable system-on-chip, i.e. hardware systems whose configuration may change before or even during execution, from three angles: the invention of new reconfigurable platforms, the development of associated compilation and synthesis tools, and the exploration of the interaction between algorithms and architectures.