Ian O'Connor VP Initiatives École Centrale de Lyon IEEE Region: 8 Email Biography Ian O’Connor is a Professor for Heterogeneous and Nanoelectronics Systems Design in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Control Engineering at École Centrale de Lyon, France. He lectures at the graduate level on advanced system electronics, self-powered microsystems, green computing and micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design. He is currently head of the Heterogeneous Systems Design group at the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) and since 2008, he also holds the position of Adjunct Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. His research work focuses on novel computing architectures based on emerging technologies, associated with methods for design exploration. He has authored or co-authored around 150 articles and patents, has held various positions of responsibility in the organisation of several international conferences and has been workpackage leader or scientific coordinator for several national and European projects. He also serves as an expert with the French Observatory for Micro and Nanotechnologies (OMNT), the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), WG10.5 (Design and Engineering of Electronic Systems), and the Alliance for Digital Science and Technology (Allistene).