Catherine Douillard is a Professor at the Electronics Department of Telecom Bretagne. She received the engineering degree in telecommunications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France, in 1988, the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Brittany, France, in 1992, and the accreditation to supervise research from the University of Southern Brittany, France, in 2004.
Her teaching area is digital electronics, VLSI circuit design and digital transmissions (turbo codes).
She is in charge of the Algorithm-Silicon Interaction research (IAS) team. Her main research interests are turbo codes and iterative decoding, iterative detection, the efficient combination of high spectral efficiency modulation and turbo coding schemes, diversity techniques and turbo processing for multi-carrier, multi-antenna and multiple access transmission systems. Since 2007, she has also been participating to DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) Technical Modules for the definition of DVB-T2, DVB-NGH and DVB-RCS NG standards. She served as chairperson of the "Coding, Constellations and Interleaving" task force for the DVB-NGH TM group from 2010 to 2012.
In 2009, she received the SEE/IEEE Glavieux Award for her contribution to standards and related industrial impact.