Dr. Yvon Savaria, Ing., Ph.D., Professor
Electrical Engineering departement head
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Member of the board of directors, CMC Microsystems


Welcome to my web page. This page will reflect the available information about several research project 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 principal research areas at GRM are about the conception of high performance integrated circuits methods and very large scale integrated circuits and then finally the testing methods of those components. For example our work applies to elaborate methods and tools for the syntheses of microelectronics systems and VLSI. Several projects are also oriented in applying real world application to those technologies.

GRM is composed of two research chairs and laboratories. My chair is titled "Canada Research Chair in Advanced Microelectronic Systems Architecture and Development".



Yvon Savaria  (S' 77, M' 86, SM' 97, F’08) received the B.Ing. and M.Sc.A in electrical engineering from École Polytechnique de 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 École Polytechnique de Montréal, where he is currently professor and Chairman of the department of electrical engineering.

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 77 journal papers and 316 conference papers, and he was the thesis advisor of 119 graduate students who completed their studies.

He was the program co-chairman of the 1992 edition and the chairman of the 1993 edition of the IEEE Workshop on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI Systems. He was program co-chairman of ASAP’2006 and the general co-chair of ASAP’2007. He has been working as a consultant or was sponsored for carrying research by CNRC, Design Workshop, Dolphin, DREO, Genesis, Gennum, Hyperchip, LTRIM, Miranda, MiroTech, Nortel, Octasic, PMC-Sierra, Technocap, 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 is the Chairman of the board of CMC Microsystems. He was awarded in 2001 a Canada Research Chair (www.chairs.gc.ca) on design and architectures of advanced microelectronic systems.  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.)

yvon DOT savaria AT polymtl DOT ca

  Created by Réjean Lepage, August 2007 - November 2008