Steven Derrien homepage

Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex
tél : 02 99 84 74 60
fax : 02 99 84 71 71

Current position

  • Professor at ISTIC, University of Rennes 1.
  • Member of the CAIRN research group at IRISA/INRIA.

Research Interest

My research interests revolve around  design tools and technique for complex hardware/software systems. This includes (among others) compiler optimizations for High-Level-Synthesis, automatic parallelisation using polyhedral compilation techniques and hardware assisted Dynamic Binary Translation.


  • UE PFO : Principles of Computer Design


See my DBLP entry.

Past research Projects

  • FP7 ALMA project (2011-2015)
  • H2020 ARGO project (2016-2019)

Software tools

Research related

Teaching related

  • Logisim-evolution with FSM : this is a fork from logisim evolution with an additional extension for capturing/editing/simulating FSM we use for teaching purposes.
  • ScanExam is a grading assistant open-source software for digitized exams, sharing similarities with tools such as gradescope

Current PhD Students

  • Thibaut Marty (with Tomofumi Yuki) started in september 2017
  • Cong Minh Thanh (with François Charot) started in June 2017
  • Corentin Ferry  (with Tomofumi Yuki & Sanjay Rajopadhye) started in september 2019
  • Louis Narmour  (with Tomofumi Yuki & Sanjay Rajopadhye) started in september 2019
  • Jean-Michel Gorius (with Simon Rokicki) starting in september 2021

Former PhD Students

  • Gaël Deest, currently  engineer at Tweag I/O
  • Simon Rokicki, currently assistant professor at ENS Rennes
  • Benjamin Rouxel,  currently Post-doc at University of Amsterdam
  • Ali El Moussawi, currently engineer at Synopsys
  • Naeem Abbas, assistant professor at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST)
  • Antoine Morvan, research engineer at INSA Rennes
  • Vivek D. Tovinakere, engineer at Nvidia Corporation
  • Adeel Pasha, assistant professor at Lahore University Pakistan
  • Clément Guy, engineer at INRIA till 2016

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