Ramesh Pyndiah

Director of Research and Innovation, IMT Atlantique
IMT Atlantique
Director of Research and Innovation, IMT Atlantique

An engineering graduate of IMT Atlantique (1985) with a doctorate in electronics from the University of West Brittany (1995) and accredited as a director of research by the University of Rennes 1 (1999), Ramesh Pyndiah began his career at Philips in the field of MMIC design (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits) as a research and development engineer and then as project manager.

In 1991 he joined the Signals and Communications Department of IMT Atlantique as a research lecturer in the field of mathematics and signal processing under the direction of Alain Glavieux and, in 1998, he became director of the Signals and Communications Department.

In the context of his research work, Ramesh Pyndiah developed the concept of block turbo codes (turbo product codes), a variation of the famous turbo code invented by Claude Berrou in 1990 and published by Alain Glavieux and himself  in 1993. He then worked on joint source-channel coding, spatio-temporal coding, DNA sequence coding and, more recently, cooperative coding.

In 2006 he was a major contributor to the creation of Pracom (advanced communications and research hub) which involves fifteen of IMT Atlantique's partnering businesses. In 2010, as part of the Investissements d'Avenir ("Future Investments", a French government scheme), he contributed to the development of the CominLabs Laboratory of Excellence, of which he became co-director from 2014 to 2017.

An active member of the IEEE society, Ramesh Pyndiah has participated in the organisation of major international conferences on coding (ICC'04 in Paris, the Turbo code Symposium in Brest, PIMRC'08 in Cannes and WCNC'12 in Paris). (source: http://www.imt-atlantique.fr/lexians/2014/sur-les-campus/ramesh-pyndiah-nomme-directeur-scientifique-de-telecom-bretagne/)

On January 1st 2017 he became Director of Research and Innovation at IMT Atlantique.

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