Corbeil Therrien, Audrey

Professeure, Faculté de génie
FAC. GÉNIE Électrique et informatique

Coordonnées

Courriel


819-821-8000, poste 63456

Diplômes

(2019) Certificate (3rd cycle microprogram in higher education pedagogy). Université de Sherbrooke.

(2018) Doctorate (Electrical Engineering). Université de Sherbrooke.

(2013) Master's Thesis (Electrical engineering). Université de Sherbrooke.

(2010) Bachelor's (Electrical engineering). Université de Sherbrooke.

Titres de compétence

Ingénieure junior. Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

Expérience académique

(2020-2025) Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau 2 sur l'intelligence temps réel embarquée pour détecteurs à débit ultrarapide. Université de Sherbrooke.

(2018-2020) Visiting Scientist - SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Stanford University.

(2014-2018) Chargée de cours/ Lecturer. Université de Sherbrooke.

(2015) Stagiaire doctorale / Doctoral Trainee. Centre Européen de recherches nucléaires.

Présentation

Sujets de recherche

Transmission and Processing of Numerical Signals, Neuronal Systems, Micro and Nanoelectronics, Integrated Circuits.

Disciplines de recherche

Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineering.

Mots-clés

Applied artificial intelligence, Device modelling and simulation, Edge computing, Embedded analysis, Microsystems, Photodetector, Positron emission tomography, Radiation detectors, Real-time analysis, Scintillators, Silicon photomultiplier, Single photon avalanche diode, Ultra high rate detectors.

Intérêts de recherche

I study in depth how different parameters affect the performance of a scintillator based radiation detector. Specifically, I studied Single Photon Avalanche Detectors (SPAD) and SPAD arrays and how their characteristics impact the performance of the overall detector, especially time and energy resolution. These studies resulted in a custom built simulator which helped tremendously in understanding SPAD arrays. The simulator is available at github.com/DigitalSpadArraySimulator.

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Français

Prix et distinctions

  • (2020) Bourse Postdoctorale Banting. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). (Prize / Award).
  • (2019) Prix de la meilleures thèse de doctorat - Sciences naturelles et génie. Université de Sherbrooke. (Prize / Award).
  • (2018) Bourse postdoctorale - CRSNG. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). (Prize / Award).
  • (2018) Bourses de recherche postdoctorale FRQNT. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). (Prize / Award).
  • (2017) 2017 Women Techmakers Scholars at Grace Hopper - Travel Grant. Google Women Techmakers. (Prize / Award).
  • (2017) 2017 IEEE Glenn F. Knoll Graduate Educational Grant. IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society. (Prize / Award).
  • (2016) Bourses d’études supérieures du Canada - doctorat - Alexander Graham Bell. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). (Prize / Award).
  • (2013) Bourses de recherche doctorale FRQNT. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). (Prize / Award).

Financement

Research Chair. (Awarded). Principal Investigator. Chaire de recherche du Canada niveau 2 - Intelligence temps réel embarquée pour détecteurs à débit ultrarapide. Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Chaires de recherche du Canada. 600000 $ (2020-2025).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Investigator. Intelligence temps réel embarquée pour détecteurs à débit ultrarapide. Government of Quebec. Cofinancement du gouvernement du Québec aux programmes de la Fondation canadienne pour l'innovation. 80108 $ (2020-2025).

Grant. (Awarded). Collaborator. Fonds d'innovation : Distributed Digital Intelligence Network (D2IN) : Development of disruptive and low-cost microsystems for edge computing. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Fonds d'innovation. 16170000 $ (2020-2025).

Grant. (Under Review). Co-applicant. ARGO Development of next generation argon dark matter search. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Subatomic Physics Envelope - Project. 2375000 $ (2021-2024).

Grant. (Under Review). Co-applicant. The Darkside20k Dark Matter Detector. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Subatomic Physics Envelope - Project. 2775000 $ (2021-2024).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Investigator. Fonds de démarrage. University of Sherbrooke. Fonds de démarrage. 70000 $ (2020-2023).

Publications

Articles de revue

  • Lemaire W, Nolet F, Dubois F, Therrien A C, Pratte J F, Fontaine R. (2020). Embedded time of arrival estimation for digital silicon photomultipliers with in-pixel TDCs. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 959, 163538. (Published).
  • Lemaire W, Therrien A C, Pratte J-F, Fontaine R. (2019). Dark Count Resilient Time Estimators for Time-of-Flight PET. IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, 4(1), 24 - 29. (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Lemaire W, Lecoq P, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2017). Energy discrimination for positron emission tomography using the time information of the first detected photons. Journal of Instrumentation, 13(01), P01012. (Published).
  • Tetrault M-A, Therrien A C, Lemaire W, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2017). TDC Array Tradeoffs in Current and Upcoming Digital SiPM Detectors for Time-of-Flight PET. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 64(3), 925-932. (Published).
  • Tetrault M-A, Therrien A C, Desaulniers Lamy E, *Boisvert A, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2015). Dark Count Impact for First Photon Discriminators for SPAD Digital Arrays in PET. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 62(3), 719-726. (Published).
  • Berube B-L, Rheaume V-P, Parent S, Maurais L, Therrien A C, Charette P G, Charlebois S A, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2015). Implementation Study of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD) in 0.8?m HV CMOS Technology. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 62(3), 710-718. (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Bérubé B-L, Charlebois S A, Lecomte R, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2014). Modeling of Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array Detectors for PET Applications. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 61(1), 14-22. (Published).

Ressources en ligne

  • Therrien A C, Libioulle V, Fontaine R, Pratte, J-F. (2016). Digital SPAD Array Simulator. Site Web.

Articles de conférence

  • Therrien A C, Herbst R, Quijano O, Gatton A, R Coffee R. (2020). Machine Learning at the Edge for Ultra High Rate Detectors. 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 1-4. (Published).
  • Pratte J F, Carrier S, Therrien A C, Deslandes K, Gendron P, Labrecques-Dias M, Lemaire W, Nolet F, Parent S, Richard C, Roy N, Rossignol T, St-Hilaire G, Retiere F, Dautet H, Fontaine R, Charlebois S A. (2019). 3D digital SiPM for medical imaging, particle physics and quantum key distribution. CAP Congress / Congrès de l'ACP, (Published).
  • Wang Z, Barnes C W, Dattelbaum D M, Fossum E R, Lee E, Liu J, Ma J J, Pokharel R, Sechrest Y H, Sweeney C M, Therrien A C. (2019). A billion-pixel camera (BiPC) for wide field-of-view measurements in synchrotrons and X-ray Free Electron Lasers. SSRL / LCLS 2019 Users’ Meeting, (Published).
  • Quijano O, Coffee R, Feldman M, Gatton A, Therrien A C. (2019). Implementing EdgeML for Data Reduction at LCLS-II. Laboratory directed research and development review, (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Quijano O, Gatton A, Coffee R. (2019). Machine Learning at the Edge: FPGA Implementation. Laboratory directed research and development review, (Published).
  • Das D., Therrien A C, Gatton S, Coffee R. (2019). Resolving time beyond the sampling rate for MRCOFFEE. SAC meeting, (Published).
  • Vachon F, Parent S, Bernard X, Rhéaume V-P, Bérubé B-L, Côté M, Deschamps J, Nolet F, Rossignol T, Bourque F, Maurais L, Dubois F, Dequivre T, Therrien A C, Paulin C, Martel S, Dautet H, Fontaine R, Retiere F, Charlebois S A, Pratte J F. (2017). 3D digital SiPM for nEXO. Congrès de l'association canadienne des physiciens et physiciennes 2017, (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2017). Modélisation de détecteurs de radiation à base de photodiodes à avalanche monophotoniques. Colloque Calcul Québec: Le calcul informatique de pointe pour l’avancement des connaissances et l’innovation, 85e Congrès de l’ACFAS. (Published).
  • Lemaire W, Therrien A C, Pratte J-F, Fontaine R. (2016). Calibration Method for Time Measurement with the Best Linear Unbiased Estimator for Digital Silicon Photomultipliers. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, (Published).
  • Lemaire W, Nolet F, Therrien A C, Pratte J-F, Fontaine R. (2016). Design Considerations for Embedded Real-Time Processing for 3D Digital SiPMs with Multiple TDCs. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, (Published).
  • Tetrault M-A, Therrien A C, Lemaire W, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). Digital SPAD scintillation detector simulation flow to evaluate and minimize real-time requirements. 2016 IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference (RT) Record, 1-3. (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Lemaire W, Lecoq P, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). Energy Discrimination Using First Emitted Photon Timestamps: an Exploratory Study. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Parent S, Tetrault M-A, Gundacker S, Lecoq P, Lecomte R, Charlebois S A, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). Optimization of Single Photon Avalanche Diode array detectors with a custom simulator. Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2015 IEEE, (Published).
  • Therrien A C, *Libioulle V, Charlebois S A, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). SPAD Array Simulator: Release and Distribution. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, (Published).
  • Pratte J-F, Bernard X, Rhéaume V-P, Parent S, Nolet F, Maurais L, Bérubé B-L, Dubois F, Dequivre T, Therrien A C, Tetrault M A, Paulin C, Martel S, Dautet H, Fontaine R, Charlebois S A. (2016). Sherbrooke’s First 3D Digital SiPM: Measurements, Recommendations and Future Work. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, (Published).
  • Pratte J F, Fontaine R, Charlebois S A, Bernard X, Therrien A C, Dubois F, Maurais L, Mercier M-O, Nolet F, Parent S, Roy N, Tetrault M-A, Paulin C. (2015). 3D Single Photon Counting Modules: Status and Future Work. CMOS Emerging Technologies Research, (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Parent S, Tétrault M-A, Bérubé B-L, Rhéaume V-P, Charlebois S A, Lecomte R, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2014). Experimental Validation of a Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array Detector Simulator. 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, (Published).
  • *Therrien A C, *Bérubé B-L, Charlebois S A, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2013). Développement d'un simulateur dédié à un module de comptage de photons 3D appliqué à la tomographie d'émission par positrons. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS, (Published).
  • Therrien A C, Bérubé B-L, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2012). Poster Presentation : Modeling the Avalanche Process in Single Photon Avalanche Diodes. 2012 Integrated Sensor Systems Summer School, (Published).
  • *Therrien A C, *Bérubé B L, *Thibaudeau C, Charlebois S A, Lecomte R, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2011). Modeling of single photon avalanche diode array detectors for PET applications. 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 48-53. (Published).

Autres contributions

Cours enseignés

  • Mathematics for engineers / Mathématiques de base pour l'ingénieur. GEN124. (2017-09-05 à 2017-09-30). Niveau : Undergraduate.
  • Mathematics of continuous signals and analog electronics / Mathématiques des signaux et électronique. GEL212 GEN230 GEN210. (2017-03-21 à 2017-04-30). Niveau : Undergraduate.
  • Analog Filter Design / Filtrage Analogique. GEL260. (2014-03-31 à 2018-04-30). Niveau : Undergraduate.
  • Integrated circuit and multi stage amplifiers / Les amplificateurs intégrés et multiétages and Power stages and heat exchanges / Étages de puissance et échanges de chaleur. GEL311 GEL320 GEL 361. (2013-05-13 à 2013-08-30). Niveau : Undergraduate.
  • Analog Filter design / Filtrage analogique. GEL260. (2011-04-05 à 2015-05-08). Niveau : Undergraduate.
  • Mathematics of continuous signals and analog electronics / Mathématiques des signaux et électronique. GEL 212 GEN 230 GEN 210. (2011-03-15 à 2016-05-06). Niveau : Undergraduate.

Gestion d'évènements

  • Organizer. (2020). 2020 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting - How to present scientific content in different contexts. (Conference).
  • Topic Convener. (2020). ULITIMA 2020 (as part of HSID 2020). (Conference).
  • Co-organizer. (2019). 2019 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting Automated Analysis and Control for X-ray Science Experiments (PM). (Conference).
  • Local organizer. (2016). nEXO Photodetector architecture meeting. (Workshop).
  • Vice-President IT. (2013-2014). Graduate Student Program Committee CREATE-Integrated Sensor Systems Winter Networking Event : The role of sensors in Modern Society. (Association).

Activités de collaboration internationale

  • Co-researcher / Co-chercheure. (2019-2025). United States. Los Alamos National Loboratory Dr. Zhehui Wang Dr. Wang contacted me to develop a readout circuit and firmware for his billion-pixel camera project. Work is ongoing and planned over the next five years.
  • Co-Researcher / Co-chercheure. (2020-2025). United States. SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryRyan Coffee et al. Follows a collaboration started during a postdoctoral position at SLAC. Development of an x-ray detector. Dr Coffee and his team design and build the detector itself while I develop the readout circuit and firmware.
  • Stagiaire doctorale. (2015-2016). Switzerland. European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) Dr Paul Lecoq et al. Invited by Dr Paul Lecoq for a 4 month internship at CERN. During this internship and the following year, I developed a novel energy discrimination method for positron emission tomography. I collaborated with Dr Lecoq and his team to modify the simulation software and develop this method, which led to a publication and first place in the 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC student paper competition (poster).

Présentations

  • Berboucha, M. (2020). Communicating about everything with everyone. LCLS Users Meeting 2020. Menlo Park, United States.
  • (2020). Embedded Machine Learning for Real Time Data Reduction. IEEE Real Time 2020 (Virtual format). Quy Nhon, Viet Nam.
  • Coffee R. (2020). Machine Learning at the Edge:Intelligent Data Triage in Real Time. DANCE Machine Learning Workshop. Berkeley, United States.
  • (2020). Machine Learning at the Edge:Intelligent Data Triage in Real Time. DESY Joint instrumentation Seminar. Hambourg, Germany.
  • (2020). Machine Learning for Data Reduction at the Edge. International Forum on Detectors for Photon Science (CANCELLED). Port Jefferson, United States.
  • (2020). Real Time Compressed Sensing for Large Pixel Cameras. ULITIMA 2020 (CANCELLED). San Diego, United States.
  • Herbst R, Quijano O, Gatton A., Coffee R. (2019). Machine Learning at the Edge for Ultra High Rate Detectors. 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • (2019). Programmer un o\&+*e de gros laser. Pour la science. Women Techmakers. Montréal, Canada.
  • (2018). LCLS-II : Filmer les molécules en action!. 3IThématique. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • (2017). Conception de détecteurs ultra performants pour la tomographie d'émission par positron. Ma thèse en 180 secondes. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • (2017). Mes études supérieures internationales / My international graduate studies. Portes ouvertes Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • (2017). Simulation et conception de détecteurs pour la tomographie d'émission par positron. Colloque du Centre d'excellence en systèmes intelligents intégrés. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • Lemaire W, Lecoq P, Fontaine R, Pratte J F. (2016). Energy Discrimination Using First Emitted Photon Timestamps: an Exploratory Study. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Strasbourg, France.
  • (2016). Imagerie nucléaire et les mystères de la matière. 3IThématiques. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • Libioulle V, Charlebois S A, Fontaine R et Pratte J F. (2016). SPAD Array Simulator: Release and Distribution. 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Strasbourg, France.
  • (2015). Le génie électrique, le génie informatique et la recherche / Electrical engineering, computer engineering and research. Portes Ouvertes Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • Parent S, Tétrault M-A, Gundacker S, Lecoq P, Charlebois S A, Lecomte R, Fontaine R,Pratte J F. (2015). Optimization of Single Photon Avalanche Diode array detectors with a custom simulator. 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. San Diego, United States.
  • Parent S, Tétrault M A, Bérubé B L, Rhéaume V P, Charlebois S A, Lecomte R, Fontaine R, Pratte J F. (2014). Experimental Validation of a Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array Detector Simulator. 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Seattle, United States.
  • (2013). Poster Presentation : Développement d'un simulateur dédié à un module de comptage de photons 3D appliqué à la tomographie d'émission par positrons. Colloque ReSMiQ 2013. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2012). Poster Presentation : Modeling the Avalanche Process in Single Photon Avalanche Diodes. 2012 Integrated Sensor Systems Summer School. Montreal, Canada.
  • (2011). Oral Presentation : Modeling of single photon avalanche diode array detectors for PET applications. 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Valencia, Spain.