Joint Algorithm/Architecture Design of Communication Systems

(Required for Computer Systems Area Graduate Students)

Emmanuel Boutillon
LESTER, Research Center
Universite de Bretagne Sud
Lorient, France

Where: Marston 132

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at 4:00 pm


In this talk, we will discuss the concept of joint algorithms and architectures in the domain of communication systems. In particular, we will insist on how hardware constraints can be solved by modifying the algorithm. Two examples will illustrate this methodology, one about synchronization with binary correlator, the other about the high speed turbo-decoder domain.

Speaker Bio:

Emmanuel Boutillon received the Engineering Diploma from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), Paris, France in 1990. In 1991, he worked as an assistant professor in the Ecole Multinationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Africa (Dakar). In 1992, he joined ENST as a research engineer where he conducted research in the field of VLSI for digital communications. While working as an engineer, he obtained his Ph.D in 1995 from ENST. In 1998, he spent a sabbatical year at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since 2000, he has been a Professor at the University of South Britany, Lorient, France and since 2005, he is the head of the LESTER laboratory. His current research interests are on the interactions between algorithm and architecture in the field of wireless communications.