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Pascal Giard, P.Eng., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at École de technologie supérieure (ETS), a member of the Université du Québec network.

I am actively looking for talented students interested in wireless communications, signal processing, and machine learning. Have a look at the Open Positions.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, EE Dept., ÉTS, Canada 2018 – present
Postdoctoral Researcher, TCL, EPFL, Switzerland 2016 – 2018
Research Assistant, EE Dept., ÉTS, Canada 2014 – 2016
Research Assistant, ECE Dept., McGill University, Canada 2014 – 2016
Consultant, various businesses and locations 2004 – present
Research Professional, COMunity & LaCIME, ÉTS, Canada 2009 – 2012
- ASIC Design Dept., Matrox (MGI), Canada 2005
- Multimedia Messaging System (MMS) Dept., Ericsson, Canada 2004 – 2005
- IT Service, ÉTS, Canada 2003

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, EE Dept., ÉTS, Canada  
- Software Development for Electrical Engineering (ELE216) 2019 – present
- Digital System Design (ELE140) 2007 – 2016,
2019 – present
- Algorithms (ELE440) 2009 – 2010
- Computer Graphics (ELE615) 2008 – 2009
Teaching Assistant, EE Dept., ÉTS, Canada  
- Digital System Design (ELE140) 2006 – 2009
- Computer Architecture (ELE340) 2007 – 2008
- Design Methodology (ELE400) 2006 – 2008

Mentoring Experience

Jean-Raphaël Poulin and Julien Lenseigne, final undergrad project at ÉTS 2019
Project: Development of an interactive display terminal  
Alex Jourdan, master student at EPFL 2018
Project: RTL Implementation of a LoRa PHY  
Juan Antonio Martín Galacia, master student at EPFL 2018
Project: Reverse engineering of the LoRa PHY  
Juan Guirado López-Puigcerver, exchange undergrad student EPFL 2018
Project: Hybrid ARQ scheme using in-band full-duplex LoRa  
Michiel Van Beirendonck, master student at EPFL 2018
Project: FPGA implementation of a Vertcoin Miner  
Laurier Loiselle, master student at EPFL 2018
Project: Validation based hardware design for image processing applications  
Nicolas José Gonçalves, master student at EPFL 2017
Project: Very high throughput polar decoder on APU for software-defined radio applications  
Thomas Verelst, exchange master student at EPFL 2017
Project: Implementation of a packet encoder/decoder pair in the GNU Radio framework  
Furkan Ercan, Ph.D. student at McGill 2015 – 2016
Thesis: Efficient Polar Code Decoder Implementations  
Seyyed Ali Hashemi, Ph.D. student at McGill 2014 – 2016
Thesis: Fast and Area-Efficient Polar Code Decoders  

Editorial Activities

Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters 2021 – present
Associate Editor, Elsevier Microelectronics Journal 2016 – 2020

Technical Reviewer

- IEEE Communications Letters
- IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
- IEEE Signal Processing Letters
- IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II
- IEEE Transactions on Communications
- IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
- IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
- IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems
- IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
- Springer Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (ZUSC)
Conferences and Workshops
- IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)
- IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS)
- IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communic. (PIMRC)
- IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
- IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)
- IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
- IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
- IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS)
- International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Information Processing (ISTC)

Standardization Activities

Reporter, 3GPP RAN1#88 Meetings 2017