Marc Gatti is Scientific Director & Academics Relationship at Thales Avionics SAS. An Engineer by background, he joined Thales in 1980 after graduating from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Electrotechnique, Informatique et Hydraulique de Toulouse, France, with a Master in Computing & Signal processing. He has obtained a PhD degree in Computing from University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and Associate Professor Degree (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in Electronics from Université de Bordeaux.
A French national, he has worked in multiple locations and areas for Thales spanning 40 years career covering computing domain first in the naval domain for submarines, torpedoes and surface ships then in the aircraft military area for fighters and transport, and now covering both commercial and military areas.
Marc has spent five years as a Computing Technical Director then 5 years as Director for managing the R&T at the Avionics Global Business Unit Level and now he is the Scientific Director and manage all the relation with academics; he is involved in advanced researches in this domain and has more than 40 publications and 25 patents in the area of sensors management, processing, modeling and recently in the analysis of ageing phenomena for components using Deep Sub Micronic (DSM) technologies.
For certified commercial & military aircraft he has participated to the introduction of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) as the Avionics Computing Reference and now he is working on the preparation on the next generation of these systems.
He is also the pilot for the Strategic Activity Domain (DAS) named Embedded System, Autonomous Systems, Internet of Things, Software and Hardware (Systèmes embarqués, systèmes autonOmes, objets Connectés, Logiciel et Électronique) within the Aerospace Valley cluster and the co-pilot for the DAS Photonics and Microwave for Aeronautic and Space (PHAROS) within the Alplha Route Des Lasers et des Hyperfréquences Cluster.