My name is Damien Desfontaines — also known as Ted, or any pseudonym recognized by the Ted(Ted)* regular expression — and this is the sober version of my personal webpage. The fancier one, which is now quite outdated, can be found right here.

About me

I have two jobs:

I studied at the École normale supérieure, where I completed a Master's degree in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science called the LMFI. Before that, I did the first year of the MPRI, a theoretical computer science master.

You can find my (outdated) curriculum vitae right here, along with my (less outdated) LinkedIn profile. Oh, and I'm @TedOnPrivacy on Twitter.


When I was studying for my Master's degree, I worked on pretty theoretical stuff.

Currently, both on my PhD time and on my engineering time, I'm working on large-scale data anonymization and reidentifiability risk analysis.

Basically, I'm trying to make it easy to protect your personal data =)

Things I like, things I do


To get in touch with me, you can send an e-mail to se.niatnofsed@neimad (beware when copying it). You can also send me a message on Twitter, though I am slightly more likely to miss it. I also use WhatsApp and Signal, feel free to ask me for my number if that's your favorite communication method.

And if you are a hipster fan of old-school letters, you can use my office address (and send me postcards ♥):
    Damien Desfontaines
    Brandschenkestrasse 110
    8002 ZÜRICH
or ask me directly for my personal address.