Pierre Paulin is director of System-on-Chip Platform Automation at STMicroelectronics, Ottawa, Canada. Previously, he was director of Embedded Systems Technologies for ST in Grenoble, France. Before this, he managed embedded software tools and high-level synthesis R&D with Nortel Networks research labs. His interests are in design automation technologies for multi-processor systems, embedded systems and system-level design. He obtained a Ph.D. from Carleton University, Ottawa, in 1988, and B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Laval University, Quebec in 1982 and 1984 respectively.