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 team common to Inria (French research institute dedicated to computational sciences) and IRISA Laboratory, where he was the Head of the “Computer Architecture” department from 2010 to 2019. From 2012 to 2017 he was on secondment at INRIA as a Senior Research Director.

His research activities are in the fields of embedded systems and signal processing with interests on the definition of energy-efficient computing architectures, reconfigurable hardware accelerators, approximate computing (especially finite arithmetic effects, numerical accuracy analysis), and fault tolerance. He also works on power management of energy harvesting sensor networks, signal processing for communications systems, and low power wireless (body) sensor networks.

He is the author or co-author of more than 250 journal or conference papers, holds 6 patents, and served in the technical committees of several international IEEE/ACM/IFIP conferences, among which DATE, ICCAD, FPL, ENSSys, VLSI-SoC, VTC, ISCAS, ISQED. He is a member of IEEE and ACM and was the President of the French Chapter of Circuits and Systems (CAS) society of the IEEE (2004 – 2014).

O. Sentieys is currently the head of the “Embedded Systems” branch of the SISEA (Signal, Images, Embedded Systems and Control) Master of Research (M2R) of Rennes University. From 1997 to 2001, he was the Head of the Department of Electronics Engineering at ENSSAT, the graduate engineering School of Rennes University.

He is an elected member of the Evaluation Committee (CE) of INRIA, the President of the Scientific Council of ENSSAT, and was a member of the French National University Council in signal processing and electronics (Conseil National des Universités en 61ème section) from 1999 to 2007. He has been a member of different scientific evaluation committees (ANR, AERES, PES) and an expert for some scientific organizations (Agence Narionale de la Recherche (ANR), 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), Fund for Scientific Research in Belgium (FNRS)).

O. Sentieys is the leader of a French ANR project and participated to several ANR projects, and three European FP7/H2020 projects. He has been the scientific leader of about 30 research contracts and funded collaborations and was a Cofounder of Aphycare Technologies, a company developing smart sensors for biomedical applications.