Dr. Eric Senn
South-Brittany National School for Engineers
phone: +33 610652812
You will find bellow a summary of my c.v., including my research and teaching activities, projects I worked on, and PhD I supervised.
Since 1999: Associate Professor, Research Supervisor, member of the Lab-STICC Laboratory / University of South-Brittany, in charge of research and teaching activities at the South-Brittany National School for Engineers.
1995 - 1999 : Research Professor of the French Ministry of Defense, in charge of Study and Research in the GIP (Geography Image and Perception) Laboratory for the French Army.
2008 University of South-Brittany Lorient: Accreditation to Supervise Research in Electronics (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) (State PhD) in Electronics "Methods and tools for managing consumption in electronic circuits and systems design"
1998 Paris XI University Orsay: PhD in Electronics "Asynchronous design methodology, application to the design of a communication processor for parallel computers"
1993 Paris XI University Orsay: Master in Electronics, speciality signal processing and electronic architectures
1992 Ecole Normale Supérieure Cachan: Agrégation (French National Contest) in Electrical Engineering
1991 Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI University Paris: Honnors Degree (Maîtrise) in Electronics, Electrotechnics and Automatics
1990 Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI University Paris: Bachelor Degree (Licence) in Electronics, Electrotechnics and Automatics
My main field of research is the developement of methods, tools and models for hardware and software design under constraints (for embedded systems, real-time and energy consumption constraints). Four application domains are targetted : autonomous robots, factory of the future, multi-media video streaming, and ambient assisted living. Several sub-topics are adressed :
Software design : performance and energy consumption estimation and optimisation in embedded software on heterogeneous multi-cores architectures, digital signal processors, general purpose processors (tools SoftExplorer and CAT - Consumption Analysis Toolbox, OpenPEOPLE platform).
Hardware design : memory constraints integration; reconfigurable architectures and energy consumption optimisation; low-power high-level synthesis (research on the high-level synthesis tool GAUT); asynchronous architectures and circuits.
System design : system level performance and consumption estimation; high-level characterization and modeling of embedded applications on heterogeneous targets, domain specific languages (for consumption analysis) and associated model transformations.
Operating systems : real-time operating systems study and modeling. ROS (Robot Operating System) framework modeling and optimization.
Memory optimisation : data storage and transfer exploration ; data mapping optimisation, memory architecture and hierarchy optimisation; memory consumption modeling.
Model based design approach : high-level methods and tools for specification, verification, validation and design of complex electronic embedded systems; developement of model-driven engineering approaches ; meta-models and associated model transformations (tool RDAL); AADL (Architecture Analysis & Design Language) modeling.
CMOS active pixel sensors : design of the vision sensors and embedded elementary processors network,
VLSI integration, design methodology for vision sensors.
Research on asynchronous circuits and systems design : design of an asynchronous communication
processors, CMOS VLSI integration.
Project PHENIX : building of an hyper-parallel computer.
Project PVLSAR : programmable artiﬁcial retinas (CMOS active pixel sensor).
Project MOCASSIN : methodology for the design of parallel architectures specialized in digital image processing.
My research activity is sustained by my work inside different national and european projects, and thanks to many collaborations, that I was able to set up. Those fundings allowed to hire diﬀerent research engineers and technicians, many master students under trial, and PhD students (19) that I have / had under supervision.
AKAMAI, Société Fives/XCella, 2021-2023
Innovative solutions for deploying robot software over a swarm of mobile robots in warehouses internal transportation.
VISIR (VISIon 4.0 for Robotics in foundry), Socité SiiF, 2021-2023
Robot Vision for detecting and correcting defaults in foundry process.
EFIGI (EFfIcient future and new Generation vIdeo coding) 2
academic and 6 industrial partners 2017–2020
Development of new video coding and decoding solutions adapted to newcoming video broadcasting standards and current market evolutions (use of generalist networks (IP, 3GPP, PMR), mobile terminals (smart phones, tablets), new format (UHD/HDR/HFR/360), and increasing need for autonomy).
GREENVIDEO 2 academic and 6 industrial partners
Development of mechanisms to lower the energy consumption at every steps in the image / video chain : creation, transformation, broadcasting and restitution. Results of the project allow to change the approach for optimizing parameters of the video ﬂow coding and broadcasting thanks to the integration of energy consumption constraints in addition to the bandwidth / quality optimisations.
Open-PEOPLE (Open Power and Energy Optimization PLatform and
Estimator) 6 partners 2009–2012
Building of an open platform for estimating and optimizing the power and energy consumption of heterogeneous embedded systems. The platform is coupled to an automated test-bench that allows remote consumption measurements on diﬀerent targeted boards, and to retreive and process data for model building.
GLASSES (Software Engineering for Embedded Systems) 3
Application of model-driven approaches to develop models and tools (Domain Speciﬁc Languages and associated tool chains) ﬁtted to the design of embedded systems in speciﬁc application domains.
BASIS : Beacon Application Speciﬁc Integrated Solutions 3
Development of a low-cost oﬀshore personnal location beacon targetting leasure boat market.
SPICES (Support for Predictable Integration of mission
Critical Embedded Systems) 14 partners 2006–2009
The objectif of the European project SPICES was to develop, following a model-driven approach centered on AADL (Architecture Analysis & Design Language), a set of tools for the design, veriﬁcation, and development of real-time embedded systems in aerospace engineering.
I am the author or co-author of nearly 150 publications: in the "publications" section you will find articles published in international or national journals, international or national conferences proceedings, as well as book chapters. I am also a reviewer for many national and international conferences and journals, and an expert project proposal reviewer for the French National Research Agency. I am involved in several national research networks and regularly part of conferences program commitees. I had in these different contexts the opportunity to lead speciﬁc actions.
Thematic action leader "Consumption and Energy" for the SoC-SiP Research Group from 2013 to 2015. Member of the steering comitee. Organizer of the "Thermal and consumption" speciﬁc day and the ECOFAC 2014 summer school on low-power design.
Thematic action leader "Consumption for information, image, signal, and vision" for the Information Signal Image and vision Systems Research Group from 2003 to 2005. Organizer of two speciﬁc days : "Consumption for information, image, signal, vision systems" and "Special consumption day".
Program commitee member for national and international conferences
DASIP 2012 (Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing), Karlsruhe,
DASIP 2011, Tampere, Finland.
EWili 2012, 2013 and 2014, Embed With Linux workshop, Lorient, France.
ECOFAC 2010, 2012, 2014 (Summer school on low-power), Plestin les Grèves, France.
Reviewer for several national and international conferences and journals
TTI, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
TECS, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.
TODAES, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems.
JES, EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems.
IET Computers and Digital Techniques Journal.
IJCAS, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems.
DASIP, Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing.
AVICPS, Analytic Virtual Integration for Cyber Physical Systems.
ReConFig, International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs.
EWili, Embed With Linux workshop.
Microprocessors & Microsystems
Lucie Bourdon 2021-2024 "Interaction between supervised heterogeneous groups of autonomous mobile robots and manufacturing execution system"
Walid Touzout 2018–2021 "Optimization of Energy Models and Behaviors in the Development of Mobile Robotics Applications in the Robot Operating System Infrastructure"
Mohammed Bey Ahmed Khernache 2017–2020 "Performance and energy efficiency for newcoming video standards on low-power multi-cores architectures"
Yohann Rioual 2016–2019 "Automatic model generation for energy optimisation of cyber-physical systems"
Pierre Olivier 2011–2014 "Uniﬁed methodology for performance and consumption estimation in memory hierarchies for embedded systems"
Yahia Benmoussa 2010–2013 "Design of global consumption models for mobile terminals and multimedia applications"
Hugo Kerhascouet 2013–2016 "Optimisation and denoising for true-wind measurements in oﬀshore racing"
Molham Darwish 2012–2015 "Deployment and architecture of ambient assisted living services"
Jean-Philippe Schneider 2012–2015 "MoC based simulator for sea-bed observatories"
Dominique Blouin 2010–2013 "Domain speciﬁc languages for quantity estimation and analysis, and requirements engineering, and application to model-based embedded systems design"
Bassem Ouni 2009–2012 "Operating system power modelling and optimization"
Santhosh Rethinagiri 2009–2012 "Heterogeneous Power Models for Heterogeneous System-Level Design"
Saadia Douhib 2006–2009 "Operating systems power and energy consumption characterization for critical embedded systems described in AADL"
Yannig Savary 2004–2007 "Study of reconﬁgurable architectures to optimise consumption in embedded applications"
Florian Marteil 2004–2007 "Methodology to optimize memory hierarchy for Sysytem On Chip"
David Elleouet 2003–2006 "Methods for consumption modeling, estimation and optimisation for image and signal processing applications in FPGA reconﬁgurable systems design"
Gwénolé Corre 2002–2005 "Memory units management in high-level synthesis"
Sébastien Pignolo 1999–2002 "Energy consumption optimisation in real-time embedded applications"
Johann Laurent 1999–2002 "Consumption estimation in system level design of real-time embedded applications"
Delphine Emzivat 1999–2000 "Study and design of a smart pixel sensor for vision in industrial quality control"
Robotic Embedded Systems / Robot Operating System
Video, Image Processing, and Machine Perception
Digital Signal Processing
Signals and Systems
Control and regulation
Logistics and Supply Chain
Control and regulation
For a list of publications, please follow that link : PUBLICATIONS
To download my c.v. please follow that link : CV