My resume.


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I currently work on atmospheric remote sensing.

I'm the former software and algorithms lead for GHGSat, Inc. from Montréal, Québec where I was one of the original co-inventors of the instrument concept and developed the satellite firmware and created all of the processing algorithms (except for image alignment). I have a Ph.D. in theoretical computer science and my thesis was about formal languages, automata and descriptional complexity. In the past I worked for INRIA (as "ingénieur expert") on the EDOS (now Mancoosi ) Linux package dependency formalization project, and for the French search engine Exalead (as "ingénieur R&D") on JVM compiler for their in-house language Exascript.

FWIW I'm currently 39 years old, married to my wife Janet and the father of two twin boys Cassius and Félix. Lived in Hamburg, Ankara, Brussels, Montpellier, Paris, Montréal and Duncan (British Columbia). I'm currently living in Toulouse.

My professional interests revolve around embedded software development (low-level firmware, Linux kernel drivers for custom FPGA logic, and systems-level software) and remote sensing algorithms (image processing and atmospheric retrievals). My other interests include programming languages (I'm an OCaml advocate), electronics, amateur radio (former callsign VA7OBD) and electromagnetism.