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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
Journal article
Hojatian, H., Nadal, J., Frigon, J.-F. & Leduc-Primeau, F. (2022). Decentralized Beamforming for Cell-Free Massive MIMO with Unsupervised Learning. IEEE Communications Letters, 26(5), 1042-1046. Retrieved from
Journal article
Kern, J., Dupraz, E., Aissa-El-bey, A., Varshney, L.R. & Leduc-Primeau, F. (2022). Optimizing the Energy Efficiency of Unreliable Memories for Quantized Kalman Filtering. Sensors, 22(3), 20 pages. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Kern, J., Dupraz, E., Aissa-El-Bey, A. & Leduc-Primeau, F. (2021). Improving the energy-efficiency of a Kalman filter using unreliable memories. Paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2021), Toronto, Ont. (pp. 5345-5349). Retrieved from
Journal article
Zarif, N.E., Montazeri, L., Leduc-Primeau, F. & Sawan, M. (2021). Mobile-Optimized Facial Expression Recognition Techniques. IEEE Access, 9, 101172-101185. 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.


Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • El Zarif, N. (2021). A Platform for Enhancing the Vision of Patients Suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration Disease (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from

News about François Leduc-Primeau

NEWS | June 22, 2021
Discovery grants: Polytechnique Montréal obtains nearly $3,9 million for research programs | Read