Jean-François Hélard received his Dipl.- Ing. degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Rennes, France, in 1981. From 1982 to 1997, he was a Research Engineer and then Head of the channel coding for digital broadcasting research group at the CCETT (France Telecom Research Center) in Rennes, where he worked successively on digital audio broadcasting within EUREKA 147 DAB (digital audio broadcasting) and terrestrial digital video broadcasting (DVB-T) within the framework of the European project dTTb. In 1992, he received the Ph.D. degree in electronics and joined INSA in 1997, where he is currently a Professor and Head of the group Systems, Propagation and Radars of the Rennes Institute for Electronics and Telecommunications (IETR) which depends on the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). His present research interests lie in signal processing techniques for digital communications, as space-time and channel coding, multicarrier modulation, spread spectrum, and multiuser communications. He is the author or coauthor of more than 48 technical papers in international scientific journals and conferences, and holds 11 European patents.
Biography Updated on 8 October 2003