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Biography: Ahmed Amine JERRAYA received the Engineer degree from the University of Tunis in 1980 and the "docteur ingénieur" and "Docteur d'Etat" degrees from the University of Grenoble in 1983, and 1989 respectively, all in computer sciences. In 1986, he held a full research position with the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). From April 1990 to March 1991, he was a Member of the Scientific Staff at Nortel in Canada, working on linking system design tools and hardware design environments. He served as General Chair for DATE 2001 and as general chair of ESWEEK2012. He also served as a general chair or program chair of several international Workshops and symposia. He cofounded MPSoC (Multiprocessor SoC), the pluridisciplinary forum. He published 200 papers in International Conferences and Journals and 9 books. He received the Best Paper Award at the 1994 ED&TC for his work on Hardware/Software Co-simulation. He was Secretary of the European Design Automation Association (EDAA) from January 2000 to December 2004. He has been European Representative for Design Automation Conference in USA 2002-2006. He joined CEA-LETI in 2007. He is Research Director.
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