Olivier Sentieys

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Olivier Sentieys received the M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering (signalolivier_sentieys processing) from the University of Rennes (Brittany, France), in 1990 and 1993 respectively. After completing his Habilitation thesis in 1999, he joined University of Rennes (at ENSSAT a Graduate School in Electronics Engineering), as a full Professor in 2002. He is currently leading the CAIRN Research Team at INRIA (which is the french national institute for research in computer science and control) and IRISA Lab. His research interests include numerical accuracy analysis, CAD tools for floating-point to fixed-point conversion, low-power and reconfigurable system-on-chip, design of wireless communication systems and cooperation in mobile systems.

He is the author or coauthor of more than 150 journal publications or peer-reviewed conference papers and holds 5 patents. He is the President of the French Chapter of Circuits and Systems (CAS) society of the IEEE since 2004 and a member of IEEE and ACM. O. Sentieys was a Cofounder of Aphycare Technologies, a company developing smart sensors for biomedical applications. He was responsible or participated to 40 collaborative projects or research contracts with the industry.

O. Sentieys is the Head of the “Computer Architecture” department at IRISA Lab. From 1997 to 2001 he was the Head of the Department of Electronics Engineering at ENSSAT, the graduate engineering School of Rennes University.

He was a member of the French National University Council from 1999 to 2007 in signal processing and electronics (Conseil National des Universités en 61ème section). He is the member of different scientific evaluation committees (ANR Arpege since 2010, AERES since 2009, PES in 2009) and an expert for some scientific organizations (ANR (blanc, jeune chercheur, cosinus), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), ANVAR, Region (Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc), fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQNRT)).

Prof. Sentieys was publicity Co-Chair for IEEE ISCAS 2010, is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Low Power Electronics since 2006 and has been on several conference program committees including IEEE/ACM DATE, IEEE ISQED, IEEE DDECS, IEEE VTC, DTIS, DCIS, IEEE NEWCAS, IET ISSC, SympA.


Program committees, editorial boards, conference organization and research expertise (ANR, AERES, Europe…)

  • member of the editorial board of Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE) and ISRN Sensor Networks
  • guest editors of Eurasip Journal of Advances in Signal Processing, special issue on Quantization of VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems, 2010
  • member of the Technical Program Committee of: IEEE/ACM DATE, IEEE/ACM ICCAD, IEEE ISQED, IEEE DDECS, IEEE VTC, DCIS, DTIS, SBCCI, SympA, FTFC and GRETSI
  • track chair at IEEE VTC and IEEE NEWCAS
  • publicity chair of IEEE ISCAS 2010 in Paris
  • international advisory committee co-chair in IEEE APCCAS 2010
  • member of the Steering Committee of GRETSI and FTFC
  • chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) French Chapter (2004-)
  • member of the steering committee of the SOC-SIP Expert Group at the CNRS and of the GDR SOC-SIP
  • member of the steering committee of a CNRS spring school for graduate students on embedded systems architectures and associated design tools (ARCHI)
  • member of the steering committee of a CNRS spring school for graduate students on low power real-time embedded systems (ECOFAC)
  • co-organized ARCHI’09 spring school “école thématique sur les architectures des systèmes matériels enfouis et méthodes de conception associées” in Pleumeur-Bodou, March 30 – April 3, 2009
  • co-organized ECOFAC’2010 spring school “école thématique sur la conception faible consommation pour les systèmes embarqués temps reel” in Plestin les Grèves, March 29 – April 2, 2010
  • member of the French National University Council (CNU section 61) from 2000 to 2007
  • member of the ANR ARPEGE evaluation committee, the AERES evaluation committee for research laboratories, the Allistene alliance Working Group on software systems and is an expert for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), ANVAR, Region Rhône-Alpes, Region Languedoc and fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQNRT)
  • expert for ANR and CNRS (blanc, jc, redoc, arpege, cosinus, PEPS)

Membership of PhD and HdR committees (2006-2010)

  • Univ. de Bourgogne, de Bretagne Sud, de Cergy-Pontoise, de Metz, de Tours, de Lille I, de Montpellier II, de Nice, de Nantes, de Rennes 1, de Limoges, de Paris 6 – Pierre et Marie Curie, de Paris Sud 11, de Nancy 1, de Valenciennes, ENS Lyon, Telecom Bretagne, Telecom ParisTech, Grenoble INP, INSA de Rennes, Supelec
  • IMEC/KU Leuven (Belgium), Universitédu Quebec (Canada), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), UniversitéCadi Ayyad (Maroc), Universitéde Tunis El Manar (Tunisie)
  • H.D.R.: Reports (13), President (2)
  • PhD Thesis: Reports (21), President (19), Jury (1)
  • International PhD committee: 6

Collaborations with large companies like STmicroelectronics (Grenoble), Thomson (Rennes), Thales (Paris), Alcatel-Lucent (Lannion), France-Telecom Orange Labs (Lannion) or SMEs like Geensys (Nantes), Aphycare Technologies (Lannion), SmartQuantum (Lannion), Sensaris (Grenoble), Envivio (Rennes), Ekinops (Lannion).

Responsible for several national or international funded projects:

  • ITEA2 Geodes (Global Energy Optimization for Distributed Embedded Systems) project involves partners from France, Austria, Italy and Netherlands: Thales (FR, IT, NL), Sensaris (FR), CNRS (LEAT and IRISA) (FR), CETMEF/MARTEC (FR), Infineon (AU), Thomson (FR), TUV (AU), UAQ (IT), Phillips (NL), TI-WMC (NL), (2008-2011);
  • Nano2012 program S2S4HLS (Source-to-Source for High-Level Synthesis) (2008-2012);
  • ANR/RNRT/RNTL funded projects Cifaer, Open-People;
  • “Pôles de compétitivité” funded projects: Spring, Transmedi@;
  • “Région Bretagne” funded projects: Captiv;
  • Comap (P2R) French- German project (2005-2007): University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dresden University of Technology, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (LESTER), Université de Rennes 1 (IRISA), ENST Bretagne.