Educational background and field(s) of interest
Martin Andraud (S’14–M’17) was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1988. He received the Diploma degree in engineering, with a focus on microelectronics, from Telecom Physics Strasbourg, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France, in 2012, the M.S. degree in micro- and nano-electronics from Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in micro- and nano electronics from TIMA Laboratory, University of Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, in 2016. Between 2016 and 2019, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher, successively with TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands and KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2019, he joined Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, where he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering.
His current research interests are the design of ultra low-power integrated circuit and the development of machine learning-based adaptive hardware techniques for analog and mixed-signal circuits.
How did you get involved in The Phoenix Project?
I have mainly been responsible for the hardware system integration of the project as a postdoctoral researcher, up to December 2018. It involved me in the design process of several integrated circuits, and the integration of these circuits into the evolutionary framework.
In addition, I developed hardware strategies for the integration of the instincts into the motes, specifically by investigating the use of Bayesian Networks for the adaptation of resource-constraints analog and mixed-signal circuits.
What is your motivation to contribute to The Phoenix Project?
I think that one of the main strengths of Phoenix is the inter-disciplinary collaboration between the research teams. My motivation around system integration mainly lies in merging these disciplines into a final concept. In terms of hardware, we have various application fields, and my work in this project was to follow closely the development of every hardware part and make sure that they can at the same time (a) lead to state of the art circuits with major innovations, as well as (b) be further integrate together in the final concept.
What do you intend to achieve as a member of the project?
In terms of hardware, we have various application fields, and my work in this project was to follow closely the development of every hardware part and make sure that they can at the same time (a) lead to state of the art circuits with major innovations, as well as (b) be further integrate together in the final concept.