I am Professor in Computer Science at the University Toulouse 3 “Paul Sabatier” and has been head of the Toulouse Research group in Architecture and Compilation for Embedded Systems at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) in France.
I obtained my PhD in 1991 under the supervision of René Beaufils and Daniel Litaize. It was about the use of very high speed serial links as the interconnection network of a shared-memory multiprocessor. We filed several patents on this subject, especially on the serial multiport memory.
After my thesis, I have been full-time researcher at CNRS. I worked on out-of-order superscalar processors with Stephan Jourdan while he was preparing his phD.
I have been a member fo the national committee for scientific research during five years (1995-2000).
In 2002, I became professor at the University Toulouse 3 “Paul Sabatier”. In 2004, I created the Toulouse Research group in Architecture and Compilation for Embedded Systems at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). I have been the head of the team until 2014. Our research is on critical embedded systems, more particularly WCET computing and predictable architectures.
I have been responsible of the BSC in computer science from 2005 to 2009 and co-director of the computer science department between 2009 and 2012.
At the creation of the faculty of sciences and engineering in 2012, I have been vice-director in charge of teaching. I had to almost stop my research activities at that time first because it was a huge work and after, until 2020, for health reasons.
I am now vice-president of the university in charge the information system. I work on predictable processors with my team and especially Alban Gruin who is preparing his PhD on this subject.
April 29, 2022