iSoC founder Sébastien Bilavarn received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Rennes in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Brittany in 2002. Then he joined the Signal Processing Laboratories at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) for a three year post-doc fellowship to conduct research with the System Technology Labs at Intel Corp. Santa Clara. Since 2006 he is an Associate Professor at Polytech Nice Sophia school of engineering, and LEAT Laboratory, Université Côte d’Azur – CNRS. His research is in the general field of system level design and methodologies for very high energy efficient processing systems, addressing key issues related to heterogeneous, reconfigurable and multiprocessor architectures on a great number of challenging french, european and international collaborative research projects.