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Published on 27 April 2021


Thomas Signamarcheix

Joined CEA-Leti in 2008 and was named manager of a research laboratory on substrates engineering in 2011. He was promoted to business-development manager of the Silicon Component Division in 2015 and of the Architecture and Embedded Software Division four years later. He has served as vice president of CEA-Leti's strategic development since 2020. He has a Ph.D. degree in the physics of semiconductor devices from Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG)..

Elisa Vianello

Senior A senior scientist at CEA-Leti, joined the institute in 2011 after spending a year on the research staff at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento. Her current research interests concern development of new technologies for bio-inspired neuromorphic computing, with special focus on resistive switching memory devices (RRAM) and phase change memory (PCM). She also is coordinator of the MeM-Scales European project (H2020), which is working on co-development of a novel class of algorithms, devices and circuits that reproduce multi-timescale processing of biological neural systems. She received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Università degli Studi di Udine (Italy) and the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG).


Alexandre Valentian 

Joined CEA-Leti in 2005. His earlier research activities included design-technology co-optimization activities, exploiting FDSOI technology, monolithic 3D and die-to-wafer integration technologies, as well as non-volatile memories. He is currently working on the design of bio-inspired circuits for AI applications, combining memory technology, information coding and learning strategy. Since 2020, he has been head of the Systems-on-Chip and Advanced Technologies Laboratory (LSTA) at CEA-List. He received a master's degree and Ph.D. degree in 2001 and 2005 respectively , both in electronic engineering from microelectronics from Technology Superior National School (ENST).




​Jeffrey L Burns

Is the Director of the IBM Research AI Hardware Center.  He manages the Center's activities across materials, advanced packaging, accelerator design, software, and applications.  Upon joining IBM Research at the T.J. Watson Research Center he initially worked in layout automation and processor design. Subsequently he has managed teams and projects in VLSI design, design automation, microprocessors, systems architecture, and AI.  He received his B.S. in Engineering from UCLA, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley


Tristan Meunier 

Is a researcher at CNRS Institut Néel, University Grenoble Alpes. His research interests are mainly in the field of coherent control of individual quantum objects, both in atomic physics and solid-state systems. Since 2005, he has participated in the worldwide effort on coherent control of individual electron spins in semiconductors. He received Starting and Synergy Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) on the coherent control of individual electron spins in semiconductor nanostructures in 2012 and 2018.
He obtained his MS (2001) and PhD (2004) degrees at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris. He was awarded a Marie-Curie fellowship (2006-2007), which he spent in the Quantum Transport group, TU Delft, after which he was appointed Permanent Researcher at CNRS-Institut Néel (2008)


Yvain Thonnart

Worked in the Technological Research Division of CEA within CEA-Leti institute from 2005 to 2019, then within the CEA-List institute. He is now senior expert on communication and synchronization in systems-on-chip, and scientific advisor for the Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory. His main research interests include asynchronous logic, networks on chip, physical implementation, emerging technologies integration, such as interposers, photonics, cryoelectronics, with applications in quantum circuits. He received an M.S. degree from Ecole Polytechnique and an engineering diploma from Telecom Paris.

Pierre-André Mortemousque

He is main research interest at CEA Leti, University Grenoble Alpes, is the coherent control at large scale of quantum devices, and in particular spin qubits in solid-state systems. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris, an M.S. degree in fundamental and applied physics from University Paris XI, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in fundamental physics from Keio University, Japan. 


​Philippe Duluc

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, initially working as a military engineer, first for the French Ministry of Defence, and then for the Prime Minister's office, in various security and technology management positions. After 20 years of service, he joined the private sector, first as the Corporate CSO for Orange Group, then as the Manager of Bull's Cybersecurity Business Unit. After having put in place mission critical systems within Atos' Big Data & Cybersecurity Division, he is now CTO of Atos' Big Data & Security Division. He is an adviser to the European Network and Information European Agency, and has a keen interest in scientific and technical domains involved in information society development: cryptography, security, computing, communications, and Big Data, including future directions like the quantum revolution.