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Phone : 514-340-4711
extension: 2009

Street Address:

office M-5027
Polytechnique Montreal,
2500 Chemin de polytechnique,
Montreal, Qc, Canada, H3T 1J4

Postal Address:

Polytechnique Montréal
C.P. 6079, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, Qc, Canada, H3C 3A7


Jean-Pierre David, Ing., Ph.D.

My first computer (the TI-99 / 4A) had 16KB RAM, a 16-bit processor (TMS9900) consisting of 3100 logic gates (about 8000 transistors) and clocked at 3.3Mhz. Today, my computer has 16GB of RAM memory (a million times more), a 64-bit processor (Core i7-7700K) consisting of about 2 billion transistors (250,000 times more) and clocked at 4.2Ghz (1250x faster). Each bit of memory requiring a transitor, there are about as many transistors in the memory of my computer (about 128 billion) that I have neurons in my brain.

I still retain a significant superiority: each of my neurons has a thousand to ten thousand connections with his peers, bringing the total number of connections to the order of a million billion. And besides, my brain consumes only 20 watts (but I can not put it off)! Welcome to the world of digital design, neural networks and their applications!


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).


Here is the list of my various contributions updated at the library of Polytechnique Montréal. Note that there are also Google Scholar .