Gabriele Saucier, PhD, is an IEEE Fellow scientist who received
this distinction for her contributions to electronic design
automation (EDA). Gabriele Saucier started her career as a
university professor at Grenoble University where she directed the
research of approximately 100 Ph.D. students and published over
350 technical papers in multiple international journals.
After leaving her academic career, she created the first start-up
to provide synthesis tools for FPGA-based designs--IST (Innovative
Synthesis Technologies). The assets of this startup were acquired
in 1996 by U.S. companies (mostly by Xilinx, Inc.) and have since
been used by all major FPGA vendors for several decades. Since
1991, Gabriele has organized an annual conference covering hot
topics in electronic design. She founded Design and Reuse in
1997 with Philippe Coeurdevey.
Philippe Coeurdevey received his MS degree in electronic design
from Grenoble INP (Grenoble Institute of Technology). Since the founding of
the company in 1997, he has directed the design and operation of
the D&R web portal and has been responsible for many of
D&R’s product and website innovations.