These days, I am working full time on Deeplearning4j as part of Skymind, but live in Tokyo, Japan. In Japan still, I obtained my doctor’s degree (PhD equivalent) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Previously, I did my master’s degree at McGill University, and my bachelor’s degree at École Polytechnique de Montréal, both located in Montréal, Canada. Over the years, I also had the chance to work here and there among organizations of various sizes, but without finding anything as exciting and as promising as what I have started to build here. Since then, Skymind has thankfully become a sponsor of this project!
A Software Engineer by trade, Biomedical Engineer by training, currently working on the Platform team at M3 in Tokyo on a revamp of front and backend systems to improve resilience, speed and maintainability of our distributed services. Like Samuel, I’m originally from Canada and earned my engineering degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.
For the past few years, most of my development has been done in Scala, but my career began in Scheme and later on, Ruby. When I started writing a set of blog posts on computer vision in Scala, I realised that it was fairly difficult to start such a project due to native dependencies, so I wrote 2 plugins to make it dead simple to begin using JavaCPP and JavaCV in Scala: SBT-JavaCPP and SBT-JavaCV. I joined Bytedeco when my SBT plugins got absorbed into the organisation at Samuel’s request.
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