Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet


Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

My research interests span across network security and privacy, web security, Internet measurement, passwords and authentication, software and firmware security, and applications of machine learning to security.

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Tutorial: How to quote my name

My French name can cause certain troubles due to its length and non-conformance to common beliefs about names, so let me explain how to parse it and quote it when necessary.


My name, explained

Pronunciation (IPA)

\ɡza.vje dø kaʁ.ne dø kaʁ.na.va.le\


My name is:
Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet
from which the first name is:
and the last name is:
de Carné de Carnavalet
that you might also see contracted as:
de Carné-Carnavalet
(yes, my last name starts with a lowercase, read the article from the link in my first sentence if you don't trust me)
which can be divided as a first part:
de Carné
and second/last part:
de Carnavalet
These two tricky "de" are called particles (like van, von, etc.) and there are certain rules that apply when using such name in a sentence.
There are two general rules you should be aware of: Below are the specific rules you may be searching for: