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Professor Jean-Charles Fabre

Toulouse National Institute of Technology (INPT)
School of Engineering (INP-ENSEEIHT)
Senior researcher at LAAS-CNRS Research Lab.


7, Ave Colonel Roche
BP 54200
31031 Toulouse cedex 4, France
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Tel: +33 5 61 33 62 36


2, Rue Charles Camichel
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31071 Toulouse cedex 7, France
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Brief history

MSc (1979), PhD (1982) – PhD student at Thomson Central Research Laboratory and INRIA in Paris: Involved in the Chorus project at INRIA, working on the design and the implementation of fault tolerance strategies in the Chorus microkernel-based distributed architecture.

Since 1984, as INRIA and CNRS researcher, then Professor at Toulouse INP, he is member the "Dependable Computing and Fault-tolerance" research team at LAAS-CNRS , and currently responsible for a research activity on "Resilient Computing for Embedded Systems".

Since 2006, Full Professor position at Toulouse INP, member of the Electronics, Electrical, Automation and Computer Engineering department of ENSEEIHT.

Responsible for courses on "Advanced Safety Critical Computer-Based Systems" in the speciality course "Command & Control Computing Architecture for Embedded Systems".

Main positions over the years:

  • 2006 - date : Professor INP-ENSEEIHT
  • 2002 - 2006: Research Director at CNRS
  • 1998 - 2002: CNRS researcher
  • 1984 - 1998: INRIA researcher
  • Year 1983: Military service & CNES Engineer position
  • 1980-1982: Doctorate student LCR Thomson - INRIA Paris (Thomson / CIMSA grant)

  • Main research interests

    Recent industrial partners : RENAULT, CONTINENTAL

    International experience

    o Research networks: Strongly involved in the European Network of Excellence, ReSIST, first on research topics like Resilience and evolutivity of computer systems, but also member of the Training and Dissemination committee aiming at promoting education on dependable computing in Europe.

    o Projects & collaborations: European projects (DELTA4, PDCS, DBENCH, DEVA, DSOS, etc.), international collaborations through CNRS-NSF agreements (with the University of California Los Angeles in the US), CNRS-JSPS agreements (with the University of Tsukuba & Tokyo in Japan), and other international cooperations (Brazil, Singapore, Argentina).

    o Invited professor (since 1997) in Singapore (NUS), Brazil (UFSC), Argentina (UNS), Japan (U. Tsukuba, Tokyo), Spain (U. Politecnica Valencia, Madrid), England (U. Lancaster), USA (UMD, CMU).

    o International committees: Program, steering and editorial committees member (main) of

    National responsibilities :

    (since 2014)
    Representing LAAS in the Carnot Research Network for the automotive and aerospace domains until 2014.

    President of an evaluation committee for AERES, the National Research Evaluation Agency in december 2014.

    Expert for HCERES (the High Council for the Evaluation of Research Labs and French Universities) in 2018.

    Member of the scientific committee of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse until decembre 2015, and member of reorganisation committee of the school of engineering.

    Member of the steering committee of the WG Transport & Mobility of the System@TIC cluster in Paris.

    Member of the scientific committee of the PHYLOG project, now PHYLOG2 (DGAC project), Certifiability of multi and many-core architectures

    Transfer / consulting:

    (since 2010)
    Expert for the automotive industry, with Valeo, premium part provider in 2010

    International expert for the DEOS national JST project, directed by Sony CSL, Japan, in 2011 and 2012

    Expert for the technical department of the French Navigation Authority (DTI/DSNA) in 2014.

    PhD Students



    INP-ENSEEITH school of engineering

  • Operating Systems Principles
  • Dependable Computing Systems
  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Introduction to Computer Systems Security
  • Introduction to Distributed Computing
  • All above lectures are accompagnied/illustrated by practical classes and projects

    International Master SEAM (Safety Engineeering And Management) - INSA Toulouse

  • Introduction to Dependable Computing Systems
  • Fault Tolerant Computing Systems: techniques and architecture
  • Introduction to Computer Systems Security
  • Student projects