Associate Professor at Concordia University

Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

Concordia University

+1 514-848-2424 x 3004

Email: slebeux (at) encs.concordia.ca

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Sébastien Le Beux is currently Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University. From 2010 to 2019, he was an associate professor at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, where he was responsible for nanoprocessors research activities at the Heterogeneous System Design group of the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology CNRS laboratory. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sciences and Technology of Lille in 2007. He went on to become a postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada 2008-2010. In 2013, he was invited to the University of Science and Technology Hong Kong as visiting scholar. His research interests include design methods for emerging (nano)technologies and embedded systems, including silicon photonic interconnect and reconfigurable architectures. He has authored or co-authored over 70 scientific publications including journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He serves on the steering committees, organizing committees, and technical program committees of numerous international conferences such as DATE, CODES+ISSS, NOCS and NanoArch.

Open positions

I am currently looking for highly motivated students to conduct research at M.Sc. and PhD levels under my supervision. I am working on ground breaking research activities related to the design of hardware architectures using emerging technologies. I currently cover the following topics: manycore architectures, reconfigurable architectures, System on Chip, Network on Chip, system level exploration, edge computing, integrated optics and approximate computing techniques. I am also willing to explore any promising new research direction.

Successful candidates should satisfy at least two of the following requirements:

    • Strong background related to computer architectures (e.g., processor, memory, interconnect) or embedded systems design;

    • Strong knowledge of hardware programming (e.g., VHDL, Verilog), FPGAs or hardware prototyping;

    • Good background on system level simulation of hardware architectures (e.g. SystemC, Gem5, Sniper, etc.);

    • Solid experience in Matlab/Simulink or Python;

    • Knowledge of optical communication integrated photonics;

    • Knowledge of neural networks (e.g., CNN, RNN) or neuromorphic architectures,

    • Good background in Maths or knowledge of optimization algorithms;

    • Strong skills in both oral communication and writing technical papers.

If you are interested, please email me (slebeux (at) encs.concordia.ca ) with CV, GPA and list of publications (if any). Please also detail your motivation for research and state the research topics you are interested on.

Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply!