Gilles Burel received the M.Sc. degree from Supélec, France, in 1988, the Ph.D. degree from University of Brest, France, in 1991, and the Habilitation to Supervise Research degree in 1996.
From 1988 to 1997 he was with Thomson CSF, then Thomson Multimedia, Rennes, France, where he worked on image processing and pattern recognition. Since 1997, he is Professor of Digital Communications, Image and Signal Processing at the University of Brest.
From 2008 to 2016, he was also Deputy Director of the Lab-STICC CNRS UMR 6285 and he is now with the SI3 research team of that laboratory. His present research interests are in signal processing for digital communications, compressed sampling, security of the physical layer and quantum communications.