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Pascal Giard, Ph.D.

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Telecommunication Circuits Laboratory (TCL) at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, working with Prof. Andreas Burg.

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, TCL, EPFL, Switzerland 2016 – present
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
Internships  
- 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
- 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

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

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)