Biography :

Ian O'Connor (IEEE S'95-M'98-SM'07, IEE S'87-M'98) was born in Cambridge, U.K., in 1969.

He received the B. Eng. degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Essex, U.K., in 1990; the European M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering jointly from the University of Essex, U.K, the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs d'Electronique et d'Electrotechnique, Paris, France, and Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1992; the Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University of Lille, France, in 1997; and the professoral dissertation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, in 2005.

From 1993-1997 he was a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Institut Supérieur d'Electronique du Nord, France and from 1997-1998, he was a Senior CAD Engineer with Philips Semiconductors, UK. He joined Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 1998, where he is now Professor in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Control Engineering. He is currently head of the Heterogeneous Systems Design group at the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, of which he is also one of the vice-directors. Since 2008, he also holds a position of Adjunct Professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.

His research interests include design methods and tools for physically heterogeneous systems on chip, and their application to novel system architectures based on non-conventional devices. He has authored or co-authored around 100 book chapters, journal publications and conference papers and has been workpackage leader or scientific coordinator for several national and european projects. He also serves as an expert with the french Observatory for Micro and Nano Technologies (OMNT).

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