My name is Duco van Amstel and I am a software engineer with a taste for research. I was born on
the 29th of July, 1988 in the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands.
I did my pre-High School education there before moving to the south of France at the age of 12.
From there on I did my High School and Universitary studies through the french educational system: a
Baccalauréat Scientifique followed by three years of Classes
(Read what these are)
at Louis-le-Grand specializing
in applied mathematics, computer science and physics. At that point I passed the competitive entry
exam of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
(ENS Lyon) and entered their
computer science department.
I graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon with an MSc. in
Computer Science. After a short hiatus for a 6-month trip in New
Zealand I started a Ph.D at the beginning of 2013 with a joined contract between the Inria
Corse research team and Kalray, a company in the semi-conductor
industry, on the subject of compiler technologies and code-optimization for data locality. I
graduated in July 2016 after which I've taken on a role as a software engineer at