Yvon Savaria FIEEE (S' 77, M' 86, SM' 97, F’08) received the B.Ing. and M.Sc.A in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He also received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1985 from McGill University. Since 1985, he has been with Polytechnique Montreal, where he is currently professor in the department of electrical engineering. He is also affiliated with Hangzhou Innovation Institute of Beihang University.
He has carried work in several areas related to microelectronic circuits and microsystems such as testing, verification, validation, clocking methods, defect and fault tolerance, effects of radiation on electronics, high-speed interconnects and circuit design techniques, CAD methods, reconfigurable computing and applications of microelectronics to telecommunications, aerospace, image processing, video processing, radar signal processing, and digital signal processing acceleration. He is currently involved in several projects that relate to aircraft embedded systems, asynchronous circuits design and test, virtual networks, software defined networks, machine learning, computational efficiency and application specific architecture design. He holds 16 patents, has published 165 journal papers and 450 conference papers, and he was the thesis advisor of 160 graduate students who completed their studies.
He is general Chair of NEWCAS’2020, and was program co-chairman of NEWCAS’2018. He has been working as a consultant or was sponsored for carrying research by Bombardier, CNRC, Design Workshop, Dolphin, DREO, Ericsson, Genesis, Gennum, Intel, Huawei, Hyperchip, ISR, Kaloom, LTRIM, Medvalgo, Miranda, MiroTech, Nortel, Noviflow, Octasic, PMC-Sierra, Technocap, Thales, Tundra, and Wavelite. He is a member of the Regroupement Stratégique en Microélectronique du Québec (RESMIQ), of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), and of CMC Microsystems Advisory Comittee. He was awarded in 2001 a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (www.chairs.gc.ca) on design and architectures of advanced microelectronic systems that he held until June 2015. He also received in 2006 a Synergy Award of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.