I'm Baptiste Wicht, from Switzerland, now 35 years old. I did my Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of Fribourg and the University of applied sciences in Fribourg (Switzerland), principally in Machine Learning. Currently, I'm mainly developing high performance applications in C++, as Senior Software Engineer, at Verisign.

I've started programming in 2004, when doing my computer science apprentice ship. For a few years, I programmed a lot in Java and become involved in the french Developpez.com community, for which I was a writer and moderator on the forums and finally a Java Community Leader for the complete Java community on Developpez.com.

Later, in 2011, I find the holy Grail of the programming languages when I started to work with C++ for my Bachelor's Thesis project and since this time I've only been writing in C++. I've even written my own compiler and my own operating system. I've also written my own budget accounting app that I still use and developed a full machine learning framework in C++. For more information on my projects, you can have a look at the Projects page. I'm also teaching an advanced C++ course for Bachelor students.

For my Ph.D., I've been working on Machine Learning experiments. For this, I've developed an entire machine learning framework with highly-optimized kernels for CPU and a prototype version for GPU. The framework mainly focuses on neural networks, convolutional neural networks and Restricted Boltzmann Machines.

As for my other interests, I'm a fan of Linux and especially Gentoo. Recently, I've become also quite interested in home automation technologies and I've started testing a few devices in my apartment.

A (short) list of my publication is available on the Publications page.

For all suggestions or comments on my tutorials, projects, blogs or this website, the best way to contact me is by email: [email protected]

For professional information, my LinkedIn profile is available.

If you want to see my Github projects, take a look at this my profile: wichtounet

I hope you will find this website useful and will like my articles and blogs.

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