Pascal Berthou received a Ph.D. in computer science and telecommunication from national polytechnic institute of Toulouse in 2001. He is associate professor at the Toulouse University of Science. He joins the Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems of the French National Center for Scientific Research (LAAS/CNRS) in 1998 as a research staff member, where he works in the area of high-speed networks and protocols and multimedia communications. Since this date he has covered two major areas of activity.
The first area deals with Satellite communication systems. This work has involved two major projects funded by the European Union and involving major industrial collaborators including CNES (French Spatial Agency), Thales Alenia Space, Astrium, France Telecom, etc. The general aim of this work has been the development of satellite based communication systems which promote a better Quality of Service management.
The second research area is sensor networks, particularly the communication system and their application, which in recent years has been directed towards the design of wireless sensor networks for instrumentation networks. Within this domain he has focussed on hardware/software network interface issues and cross layering interactions to reduce the energy consumption in wireless sensor networks.
Pascal Berthou has contributed to 5 books dealing with satellite communication systems and 2 on wireless systems.
Books on Satellite Communication Systems
Chapters in Collective Books on Wireless Systems