Microelectronic Dpt

Deputy Head 
Research & Industrial Relationships

Tel : +33 (0) 4 67 41 85 67
Email : lionel.torres{at} 

Keywords : System level architecture, Security & Cryptographic architectures & applications, Non-Volatile Computing (MRAM)

I obtained respectively my Master and PhD degree in 1993 and 1996 from the University of Montpellier 2. From 1996 to 1997 I was in ATMEL company as IP core methodology R&D engineer. From 1997 to 200 I was assistant professor at the University of Montpellier 2, Polytech'Montpellier (Microelectronic design) and LIRMM laboratory. Since 2004 I am full Professor and was at the head of the Microelectronic dpt of the LIRMM from 2007 to 2010. I am now deputy head of Polytech'Montpellier (engineering school of Montpellier) in charge of research and industrial relationship. My research interests and skills concern system level architecture, with a specific focus in the security and cryptographic applications and Non-Volatile Computing based on MRAM. I lead several European, national and industrial projects in this field. I am involved in different major conference as DATE, VLSI, FPL, ISVLSI, DAC and is (co)author of  more than 30 journal papers and 150 conference publications and 7 patents.

Committees and Editor Ship 2014

FPL'2014 - 24th International Conference  on Field Programmable Logic and Applications
ISVLSI'2014 - IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium On VLSI
VLSI-SOC'2014 - 22nd IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration
ReCoSoC'2014 - International Symposium on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip (Local Organization Chair and PC member)
Reconfig'2014 -International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing
EWME'2014 - 10th Workshop on Microelectronic Education
CryptArchi'2014 - International Workshops on Cryptographic Architectures Embedded in Reconfigurable Devices

Few publications

  • Yeter AKGUL, Diego PUSCHINI, Suzanne LESECQ, Pascal BENOIT, Edith BEIGNE, Ivan Miro-Panades, Lionel TORRES    Power management through DVFS and Dynamic Body Biasing in FD-SOI circuits - 51th DAC Conference, San-Francisco, 1-5 June 2014
  • Weisheng Zhao, Raphael Martins Brum, Lionel Torres, Jacques-Olivier Klein, Gilles Sassatelli, Dafiné Ravelosona, Claude Chappert - Spintronic memory-based reconfigurable computing - Journal of Spin - 2013 -DOI 10.1142/S2010324713400109
  • Imen Mansouri, Pascal Benoit, Lionel Torres, Fabien Clermidy: Fine-Grain Dynamic Energy Tracking for System on Chip. 2013 IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems 60-II(6): 356-360 (2013)
  • Lionel Torres, Raphael Martins Brum, Luis Vitório Cargnini, Gilles Sassatelli: Trends on the application of emerging nonvolatile memory to processors and programmable devices. ISCAS 2013: 101-104
  • Torres L., Brum R., Guillemenet Y., Cargnini L. V., Sassatelli G.    Evaluation of hybrid MRAM/CMOS cells for reconfigurable computing, NEWCAS'2013: 11th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference
  • Jimmy Tarrillo, Jorge Tonfat, Fernanda Lima Kastensmidt, Ricardo Reis, Florent Bruguier, Morgan Bourree, Pascal Benoit, Lionel Torres - Using electromagnetic emanations for variability characterization in Flash-based FPGAs. ISVLSI 2013: 109-114
  • Amine Dehbaoui, Victor Lomné, Thomas Ordas, Lionel Torres, Michel Robert, Philippe Maurine: Enhancing Electromagnetic Analysis Using Magnitude Squared Incoherence. 2012 IEEE Trans. VLSI Syst. 20(3): 573-577 (2012)
  • Florian Devic, Lionel Torres, Jérémy Crenne, Benopit Badrignans, Pascal Benoit - SecURe DPR: Secure update preventing replay attacks for dynamic partial reconfiguration, FPL'2012: Field Programmable Logic, Norway
  • Guilherme Perin, Lionel Torres, Pascal Benoit, Philippe Maurine: Amplitude demodulation-based EM analysis of different RSA implementations. DATE 2012
  • Benoit Badrignans, Jean-Luc Danger, Viktor Fischer, Guy Gogniat, Lionel Torres, Security Trends on FPGA : From Secured to Secure Reconfigurable Systems - Springer Book, 2011

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