Cyrille CHAVET

Université Bretagne Sud

Biography

Cyrille Chavet received M.S. and M.S.Ph. degrees in Computer Sciences from the Universitée Joseph Fourier, France, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the Universitée de Bretagne Sud, France.

After 3 years of industrial experience in Europe (STMicroelectronics) in Computer-Aided Design, High Level Synthesis, digital circuits and telecommunication systems, he has spent 4 years in academia with the TIMA laboratory (Universitée Joseph fourier, Grenoble, France) and with the Lab-STICC Universitée de Bretagne-Sud at Lorient, France. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Lab-STICC Laboratory, Universitée de Bretagne-Sud.

His current research interests include high-level synthesis, communication adaptation, memory mapping problems and advanced neural network architectures. He has published more than 40 papers in edited books, journals or conference proceedings on these topics and holds 4 patents in hardware design domain.

He is co-editor of the book " Advanced Hardware Design for Error Correcting Codes" (Springer, 2014). He has organized workshops in international conferences HiPEAC (2012, 2013, 2014), GLS-VLSI (2015). He also serves as session chair in international IEEE conferences (SiPS), as PC member in international ACM/IEEE conferences (DASIP, ARC) or as a reviewer (DATE, ICASSP, ISCAS, ASAP, GLSVLSI, SIPS, DAC, FPL, DASIP...) and as reviewer for journals.

He is also co-author of a chapter of the books, High Level Synthesis: from Algorithm to Digital Circuit (Coussy P. & Morawiec A. (Eds.), Springer, 2008).

Philosophy

Research in Embedded Systems Design (ESD) addresses the various aspects of bridging the gap between the demands of new applications and available technology. The ESD concentration is designed to produce computer scientists with an increased awareness of the demands imposed on computers by the application domains which have traditionally been viewed as extrinsic to computer science. This application sensitivity will give students a unique advantage in the increasingly important area of integrated software/hardware computer and application systems and will prepare them to meet the challenges of real-world problems. The ESD research paradigm prepares our students to conceptualize a system design, prototype it and take it all the way to an efficient system implementation with the right balance of hardware and software components.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in Computer Aided Design of embedded systems and the design process that leads from an executable specification to the final manufacturable blueprint. In order to develop efficient CAD tools we are studying synthesis algorithms for systems, architectures, controllers, datapaths, memory systems and other intellectual properties (IPs). Our further goal is to build proof-of-concept tools and prove our methodology for different application domains and tools on extensive industrial strength examples.