Kun Mean HOU was born in Cambodia in 1956. He held a PhD degree in 1984 and a HDR degree in 1996 in Computer Science from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France.
He worked as associate professor at UTC from 1984 to 1986. In 1986 he joined IN2 as R&D engineer group leader to develop fault-tolerant super-minicomputer. From 1989 to 1996, he created a research group, which investigated parallel architecture dedicated to real-time image processing at laboratory HEUDIASYC UMR 6599 CNRS (UTC).
In 1997 he joined the college of engineering school ‘ISIMA: Institut Supérieur d’Informatique de Modélisation et de leurs Applications’ as full professor, where he created the SMIR ‘Systèmes Multisensoriels Intelligents intégrés et Répartis’ team of the laboratory LIMOS UMR 6158 CNRS (10 researchers). SMIR team focuses on the development of core technologies: basic hardware and software dedicated to Wireless Sensor Network or IoT. Different IoT nodes (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee), embedded wireless communication and embedded real-time kernel (SDREAM, LIMOS and HEROS) are implemented and deployed in different applications such as telemedicine, intelligent transportation system and precision agriculture. He holds 6 patents, 2 APPs and he participated in 3 EU projects and 20 technology transfers as scientific leader. He published more than 140 papers in the journals and internal conferences. He is serving in several scientific committees and boards. He is an ICT-AGRI EU expert. Currently, he is researcher at IRSTEA Clermont-Ferrand and he is investigating the smart farming 4.0.