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François Leduc-Primeau
B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Digital circuits and systems, telecommunication systems, hardware for deep learning, error-correction codes

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2504 Integrated circuits
  • 2507 Communications systems
  • 2519 Microelectronics
  • 2525 Wireless communication systems
  • 2701 Computer hardware
  • 2702 Computer systems organization
  • 2722 VLSI systems


Recent publications
Conference paper
Nadal, J., Fiorentino, M., Dupraz, E. & Leduc-Primeau, F. (2020). A Deeply Pipelined, Highly Parallel and Flexible LDPC Decoder. Paper presented at the 18th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS 2020), Montreal, Qc, Canada (pp. 263-266). Retrieved from
Journal article
Yaoumi, M., Dupraz, E., Leduc-Primeau, F. & Guilloud, F. (2020). Energy optimization of quantized min-sum decoders for protograph-based LDPC codes [Annales des Telecommunications]. Annals of Telecommunications, 7 pages. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Henwood, S., Leduc-Primeau, F. & Savaria, Y. (2020). Layerwise noise maximisation to train low-energy deep neural networks. Paper presented at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS 2020), Genova, Italy (pp. 271-275). Retrieved from
Journal article
Dupraz, E. & Leduc-Primeau, F. (2020). Noisy Density Evolution With Asymmetric Deviation Models. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 33 pages. Retrieved from


François Leduc-Primeau received the B.Eng. degree in 2007, the M.Eng. degree in 2010, and a Ph.D. degree in 2016, all in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of McGill University (Montreal, Canada). In 2016-17 he was a postdoctoral researcher at IMT Atlantique (Brest, France), and in 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at École de Technologie Supérieure (Montreal, Canada) and a lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). In 2019, he joined the department of Electrical Engineering of Polytechnique Montréal as an Assistant Professor.

His research work is at the crossroads between digital system design and telecommunications, with a focus on improving the energy efficiency of various digital systems used in signal processing and communications.