Frédéric Pétrot

Current position

I am a professor and researcher at the Grenoble Institute of Technology, in Grenoble, France. I teach (mainly computer architecture) at the ENSIMAG, an engineering school dedicated to applied math and computer science in Saint-Martin d’Heres, near Grenoble.

I have the following main responsibilities:

  • Since 2007, I am leading the System Level Synthesis Group of the TIMA laboratory, in Grenoble.
  • Since 2015, I am deputy director of the  TIMA lab.
  • Since 2012, I belong the section 27 of the CNU. I am currently doing my second mandate


Please find below my agenda if you want to get in touch with me. The preferred way is for sure e-mail, but I am available on the phone most of the time when at the lab.


Short bio

Frédéric Pétrot received the PhD degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France, in 1994, where has been Assistant Professor in Computer Science until September 2004.

From 1989 to 1996, F. Pétrot was one of the main contributors of the open source Alliance VLSI CAD system. Since 1996, he headed the work on the definition and implementation of the Disydent environment, oriented toward the specification and implementation of multiprocessor SoCs.

He joined TIMA in September 2004, and holds a professor position at the Ensimag, Institut Polytechique de Grenoble, France. His main interest is still digital system level design and implementation, including general purpose computing and hardware acceleration. He currently focuses on hardware friendly implementation of deep-neural networks.

Since 2007, he heads the System Level Synthesis group of TIMA. Since 2015, he is deputy director of the TIMA Lab. Since 2017, he is deputy director of Grenoble INP/Ensimag.