Abdoulaye GAMATIE Senior Researcher at CNRS

Research interests and projects

Research focus


My current research focuses on energy-efficient andd high-performance embedded systems. It covers a variety of design issues, including software mechanisms, architecture, and emerging memory and communication technologies. An important challenge is addressing the increasing heterogeneity of the target systems so that their energy efficiency can be ensured. The following research directions are covered:

  • Energy-driven computing
  • Heterogeneous embedded multicore system design
  • Resource management in embedded systems
  • Towards sustainable computing

In the past

In my previous research activity, I studied safety-critical and data-intensive embedded applications implemented on parallel or distributed architectures. The research was conducted at CRIStAL (formerly, Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille - LIFL, from 2006 to 2012 in Lille) and IRISA (from 1999 to 2005 in Rennes) computer science laboratories.

A major objective of this research was to guarantee both execution correctness and performance (under real-time constraints). My research focuses on two complementary models of computation (MoCs): polychronous modeling associated with synchronous reactive approaches, and repetitive structure modeling associated with array-oriented data parallel programming. In the former, components interact without assuming a global or reference clock. In the latter, massively parallel structures can be specified via factorized repetitive dependency relations. On the basis of these MoCs, I contributed a reference monograph on synchronous programming in Signal language and a unique methodology to assist software-hardware codesign of system-on-chip.

Research grants

  • French Cossues-EnR project (Conception Sûre et Optimisée de Systèmes Distribués intégrant des Energies Renouvelables, 2022 - 2025), funded by Région Occitanie. Role: PI.

  • French IWARE project (Infrastructure softWARE d’exploitation optimisée pour le cloud computing à énergie positive, 2020 - 2022), funded by Région Occitanie. Role: PI.

  • French ICARE project (Infrastructure de Calcul Renouvelable, 2018 - 2020), funded by Région Occitanie. Role: participant. Consortium: LIRMM and CINES (France).

  • CNRS PEPS ISORE project (Infrastructure de gestion intelligente pour une SOciété tournée vers les énergies Renouvelables, 2019 - 2020), funded by Région Occitanie. Role: PI. Consortium: LIRMM and Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanités lab (AAU - UMR 1563, Nantes)

  • European H2020 GREAT project (heteroGeneous integRated magnetic tEchnology using multifunctional standardized sTack, 2016 - 2019). Role: participant. Consortium: SINGULUS (Germany), TOWER JAZZ (Israel), CEA (France), KIT (Germany), Univ. Brasov (Romania), TUD (Germany), LIRMM (France), eVaderis (LIRMM)

  • French Continuum project (Demonstrator of Next Generation Energy‐Efficient Compute Nodes, 2017 - 2020), funded by ARPE Occitanie. Role: PI. Consortium: LIRMM and Cortus S.A.S.

  • French ANR CONTINUUM project (Design Continuum for Next Generation Energy‐Efficient Compute Nodes, 2015 - 2019). Role: scientific coordinator of the project. Consortium: Cortus S.A.S (France), Inria Rennes (France) and LIRMM (lead).

  • Three European FP7/H2020 Montblanc 1, 2 and 3 projects (Towards energy-efficient high-performance computing, 2011 - 2019). Role: local work-package responsible for CNRS partner. some work-packages. Consortium: Allinea (UK), ARM (UK), BSC (Spain, lead), Bull-Atos (France, lead), CEA (France), LRZ (Germany), University of Bristol (UK), CNRS (France), Genci (France), HLRS (Germany), CINECA (Italy), Inria (France), Jülich (Germany), ST-Microelectronics (France).

  • European FP7 DreamCloud project (Dynamic Resource Allocation in Embedded and High-Performance Computing, 2013 - 2016). Role: local scientific co-coordinator for CNRS partner. Role: scientific co-coordinator for CNRS partner. Consortium: Aicas GmbH (Germany), CNRS (France), HLRS (Germany), The Open Group (UK, lead), Rheon Media Ltd (UK), Robert Bosch (Germany), University of York (UK).

  • French-German Procope MP@3D project (Multiprocessor Integrated Systems in 3D Technologies, 2014 - 2015). Role: participant. Consortium: CNRS (France) and University of Bremen (Germany).

  • French ANR Famous project (Flot de modélisation et de conception rapide pour les systèmes dynamiquement reconfigurables, 2009 - 2013). Role: work-package responsible for Inria Lille Nord Europe partner. Consortium: Inria Lille - Nord Europe (Lille, lead), LabSTICC (Lorient), INRIA Rhône-Alpes (Grenoble), LE2I University of Bourgogne (Dijon), Sodius SAS (Nantes).

  • French Collaborative Research Initiative of Inria Triade (Combining models of computation for the design of real-time and embedded applications, 2009 - 2011). Role: participant.

  • French-Tunisian Ksour project (Modèle, vérification et intégration de MPPSoC sur des architectures reconfigurables, 2007 - 2010). Role: participant. Consortium: Inria Lille Nord Europe (France) and ENIS Sfax (Tunisia).

  • French ANR OpenEmbedd project (An open-source platform for Model-Driven Engineering of Real-Time and Embedded systems, 2006 - 2009). Role: participant. Consortium: France Telecom R&D, CS/Systèmes d’Information THALES, Airbus France, Anyware, LAAS, CEA Saclay, Inria and Verimag

  • French-British Modeasy project (MOdel-Driven dEsign for Automotive Safety embedded sYstems, 2004 - 2007). Role: participant. Consortium: Inria Lille Nord Europe (France) and University of Kent (UK).

  • French RNTL Expresso project (Real-time Java for critical embedded systems, 2001 - 2003). Role: participant. Consortium: Thomson-CSF Detexis, EDF, Aonix, Silicomp, Inria and Verimag

  • European IST SafeAir project (Advanced Design Tools for Aircraft Systems and Airborne Software, 1999 - 2002). Role: participant. Consortium: Aérospatiale Matra Airbus (France), DaimlerChrysler, Aerospace Airbus (Germany), IAI (Israel), Snecma Control Systems (France), Telelogic Technologies (France), TNI (France), I-Logix (USA), Siemens (Germany), Offis (Germany), Inria (France), and Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).