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Pascal Giard, 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 to work on research projects. 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  
- 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

Recent Mentoring Experience

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  

Public Outreach

Comments on pacemaker vulnerabilities to hacking in “Des défibrillateurs cardiaques vulnérables aux pirates informatiques” Mar. 2019
TVA Nouvelles, TVA  
Comments on Airport Wi-Fi Security in “WiFi à l’aéroport? Prudence!” Jan. 2019
Cahier Voyage, La Presse  
Intervention about the relevance of fixed networks in a time where 5G is all the craze Mar. 2018
Le Journal de 6h30, RTS 1ère (the first public radio station in Romandy)  
Intervention about 5G in “La 5G sera-t-elle vraiment une révolution? Mar. 2018
Quinze minutes, RTS 1ère  
Comments on 5G, the next-generation mobile communcation standard Aug. 2017
Le Journal de 6h30, RTS 1ère  
Design, implementation, and shooting of a scientific demonstration Feb. 2011
Season 1 episode 21 of GÉNIAL!, Télé-Québec (Québec’s public television station)