Frédéric Amiel obtained a DEA (MSc) in Information Systems in 1985, one year after his electronics engineering degree. He worked in several small companies as a hardware developer and joined the ISEP in 1992. Since this time he is assistant professor, in charge of the digital electronics laboratory. He has also worked as a consultant engineer for several companies and was in-charge of several programs in digital electronics, DSP and FPGA technologies. He is currently in- charge of the Electronics program and Embedded Systems major at ISEP and a member of the MINARC research team. His research concerns hardware architectures for specialized computing.