Damien Cassou is a postdoc working in the HPI's Software Architecture research group, lead by Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld. Before that, he was a Ph.D. student in France, supervised by Prof. Charles Consel. His thesis was about bringing general-purpose programming tools to dedicated domains. To do that he designed a domain-specific architecture description language whose compiler produces dedicated programming frameworks in a general-purpose programming language.
Damien is also an active member of the Smalltalk community.