Damien Scieur

A random rumber, just for you!

Why ? Because this may be useful for someone. Maybe. Anyway, this is a (free) gift, so take it!

About me

Where are you from?

I am an element of the set Belgium, more precisely a part of one of its subsets, Wallonia. My native language is french but I can, of course, speak a perfect broken english.


I am a big fan of video games, especially P0rtal. When I want to play alone, I prefer “competitive” games, like CS:GO, Dota 2 or the Battlefield serie.
However, with my friends, we usually play strategies games. Our favorite ones are Warcraft III, Warhammer 40k, Company of Heroes, Homeworld and many other. Times to times, it happens that we start a Minecraft server to create (crazy) stuff.

While I am thinking, we are still looking for a 4th player for Warcraft III! Do not hesitate to contact me if you want ;-).

My collegues

At Inria, I work under the supervision of Alexandre d’Aspremont and Francis Bach. At the beginning, my office mates were Amit Bermanis and Nicolas Boumal but they left 6-9 months after my arrival. Now I am in the same office than Gauthier Gidel, Antoine Recanati, Vincent Roulet and Thomas Kerdreux.

During my master, I worked a lot with Léopold Cambier, which is now a Ph.D. student at Standford. For example, we created together the FAST toolbox for Matlab.

What softwares you use?

When I work, I prefer to code in Matlab for prototyping. However, sometimes I use C++ when efficiency and speed are important. Finally, for papers, I always use Latex.

For this website, I used an amazing tool called Jekyll. This allow you to “code” your website, then generate it. A good comparison may be done with Latex, which is a programming language to output good PDF files. If you want to have the source code of this website, I invite you to visit my GitHub page.

You want to lose time?

Sure, who don’t? Here is my personnal selection:

Why the theme of your website is so ugly?

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In any case, I hope you do not work in cryptography, because I cannot be responsible for any brain damages caused by the previous message.