Olivier Temam
(谭奥维 = tn awi)

I was formerly "Directeur de Recherche" (~ Senior Research Scientist)
at Inria Saclay till June 2014, where I headed the DianNao group,
a joint group with ICT (Beijing, China);
I was also Adjunct Professor at Ecole Polytechnique.

I have now joined Google (Paris and Mountain View offices).

You can still reach me at

My former research and teaching activities are described below.


In a nutshell. There is a remarkable convergence of trends in technology, applications and machine-learning which, in my view, irresistibly points towards neuromorphic accelerators as one of the (very) sensible and promising paths forward for micro-architecture.
If your (likely and quite forgivable) reaction is "hardware neural networks, again ?!" or if you want to learn more, you can read this.

Other or past topics.
  • Other accelerators (compound ASICs, CGRAs).
  • Component-based programming for accelerators.
  • Iterative compilation.
  • Simulation and methodology.
  • Caches and locality analysis.


No teaching was required at Inria, but I enjoyed teaching the Computer Architecture course at Ecole Polytechnique until December 2013.