Welcome to my web page

That's me on a photo

If you've come here, chances are that you are at the right place ! This site contains all the info you want to know (or don't want to know) about me, my work and my hobbies. Just feel free to click around. In case you wan't to get in touch don't hesitate to send me a message through the appropriate form.

In the same way, if you have any comment on the site, whether it's a missing content, a broken link or the fact that it's not able to guess and play your favorite music while solving P versus NP, just send me a message.

What you will find in here

Computers, science and geeky stuff

As a (will be) computer science professionnal you will of course find information about my latest research work.


People who know me on the physical plane of existence can tell you that it is quite uncommon to see me without a machine or device for playing music. Music has something to do with my life and my life has definitely something to do with music. My musical tastes are quite large and if you want some idea about what's going on in my ears just check it out.

Curriculum Vitae

... or a shiny way to say what you've done in your life in Latin. To know all of what I've done in my (professional) life and the associated skills that I've acquired during my education and my work take a look at my CV.

Who am I ?

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 Préparatoires (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 Improbable.

Latest update

The content of this site was last updated on Friday, January 27th, 2017.