Michel Daydé received his PhD in Computer Science from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 1986. From 1987 to 1995 he was a post-doctorate fellow, then visiting Senior Scientist, in the Parallel Algorithms Group at CERFACS. From 1988, he was Senior Lecturer and, from 2000, Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et de Télécommunications (ENSEEIHT) from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse presently in the Networking and Telecommunication Department. Since 1996, he is a member of the Algorithmes Parallèles et Optimisation Group at Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), where he is now Head. IRIT is one the largest laboratories associated with CNRS in France, with around 800 people.
He is scientific representative at the CNRS Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I) in charge of HPC, Grid and Cloud. He is also the Director the Orientation Committee for Scientific Computing within CNRS (COCIN) and is involved in various committees related to research (e-)infrastructures at CNRS and at national levels.
His current research interests are in high performance data analytics, high performance computing, computational kernels, full linear algebra, preconditioners for iterative solvers, large scale nonlinear optimisation on high-performance computers, and cloud and grid computing. He has also been involved in porting industrial codes on large-scale computing infrastructures.