Because his Dad always loved France, got a job here 15 years ago and
dragged us all over... I think it was for the wine.
>Why did he go to Caltech
It was the grad-school with a good reputation in the US that least
ressembled a factory. That and the SoCal climate.
>only to return to France?
My advisor, a very cool dude called Jan van de Snepscheut, died in a fire.
That put a bit of a crimp on my PhD plans...
>Why does he keep an Irish flag on his web page?
Most of my pages are available in both English and French: on the
French ones I have the French flag and on the English ones, I'm hardly
going to put the Union Jack or the Stars and Stripes!
>Is he going back to Ireland one day?
Dunno, probably not.
>Why does his thumbnail jpeg look like he's trying to
>scare everyone away? Is he?
No! Hey that's the best picture I have. You should have seen the
previous one :(
>What is ML? What is so great about it that I'd never, ever heard
about it until 2 months ago, and now I *keep* hearing about it
It's a "real" programming languages as opposed to a toy one, whose
semantics have been completely definitely by a book-full of
mathematical equations. In theory it's flawless. In practice it's