Jean Pierre David received his diploma of Electrical Civil Engineer (specialization in electronics) at the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1995. His final work consisted in the realization of a Midi interface using optical sensors for measure the speed of depression of the keys of a piano and deduce the velocity.
He then worked one year as a researcher at the Laboratory of Integrated Devices and Electronic Circuits (DICE) at the Catholic University of Louvain. In the context of the PSVA (Prosthesis for Substitution of Vision by Audition) project, he designed and built a portable system capable of acquiring an image from a video camera and converting it into a sound consisting of 640 sinusoids of which the amplitudes varied in real time according to the image received by the camera.
He then becomes an assistant and begins a doctoral thesis on the reconfigurable systems (FPGA). In addition to his research, he will develop as assistant many digital-analog projects for his students, especially for the design of robots.
He defended his doctoral thesis in June 2002 and will be proclaimed Doctor of Applied Sciences of the Catholic University of Louvain. In August 2002, he became a professor at the University of Montreal, in the Laboratory of Analysis and Synthesis of Ordinary Systems (LASSO). Since January 2006, he has been a professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal. In June 2013, he was appointed Associate Professor.
Jean Pierre David is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers (OiQ), a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Research Group in Microelectronics and Microsystems (GR2M) and a member of the Strategic Microsystems Cluster of Quebec (ReSMiQ).