Louis Sauter is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Communications) from Texas A&M University.
After several years' research and development in advanced information technology (multimedia, Internet, Communications) at Alcatel and Bull he moved on to technical management positions before joining the EDS Travel and Transportation group in 1999.
At EDS he managed the marketing, sales and delivery of products and consulting services to the rail industry.
He is now with Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (CNRS) as Ground Segment Project Manager for the High Frequency Instrument of the ESA Planck project.
Louis Sauter is the author of numerous publications in international journals and conferences in the areas of speech technology, multimedia and the Internet. He has acted as a consultant for the European Commission, served as President of the Scientific Committee of the Institut de la Communication Parlée in Grenoble, and been a member of the Scientific Committee of the IRCAM in Paris.