Dr. Yvon Savaria, Ing., Ph.D., Professor (Expertise)
Electrical Engineering departement
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Member of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems


Welcome to my web page. This page reflects the available information about several research projects that I work on and the classes I teach.

My objectives and the objectives of the Microelectronic and Microsystems research group (GRM or GR2M) are to promote and to regroup microelectronic research activities at École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The main research areas at GR2M are about the design and implementation of high performance electronic systems. They range from circuits methods to architectures. Topics of interest include testing, fault mitigation and verification of electronic systems. For example our work notably applies to elaborate methods and tools for the synthesis of microelectronics circuits and systems. Several projects aim at  real world applications to those microsystems and related technologies.



Yvon Savaria  (S' 77, M' 86, SM' 97, F’08) received the B.Ing. and M.Sc.A in electrical engineering from  Polytechnique Montréal in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He also received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1985 from McGill University. Since 1985, he has been with Polytechnique Montréal, where he is currently professor in the department of electrical engineering and director of the GR2M.

He has carried work in several areas related to microelectronic circuits and microsystems such as testing, verification, validation, clocking methods, defect and fault tolerance, high-speed interconnects and circuit design techniques, CAD methods, reconfigurable computing and applications of microelectronics to telecommunications, image processing, video processing, radar signal processing, and digital signal processing acceleration. He holds 15 patents, has published 138 journal papers and 430 conference papers, and he was the thesis advisor of 160 graduate students who completed their studies.

He is the program co-chairman of the 2018 edition of NEWCAS. He has been working as a consultant or was sponsored for carrying research by DBC, Bombardier, CNRC, Design Workshop, DREO, Ericsson, Genesis, Gennum, Huawei, Hyperchip, ISR, Kaloom, LTRIM, Miranda, MiroTech, Nortel, Octasic, PMC-Sierra, Technocap, Thales, Tundra and VXP. He is a member of the Regroupement Stratégique en Microélectronique du Québec (RESMIQ), of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), and has been a member of CMC Microsystems Board since 1999 and Chairman of that Board from 2008 to 2010. He was awarded in 2001 a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair  on design and architectures of advanced microelectronic systems that he held until June 2015.  He also received in 2006 a Synergy Award of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


To contact me
Postal Address :

École Polytechnique de Montréal
C.P. 6079, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, Que, Canada, H3C 3A7

Street Address at GRM:
Plan du site, voir le pavillon #10
École Polytechnique de Montréal, GRM, Génie Électrique
Pavillon Mackay-Lassonde au local M-5422
2700 Chemin de polytechnique

514-340-4711 ext 4737

Email: (I receive too many emails. An email sent is not an email read! You can send again or call when delay annoy you.)


  Created by Réjean Lepage, August 2007 - Febuary 2018