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This video presents an application and its underlying algorithms to enable an AR.Drone 2.0 to automatically follow people. It was developed as a semester project at EURECOM.
We do insist on the fact that the drone is NOT remotely controlled, and is thus flying completely autonomously.

Illustration de l'actualité : PhD defense Emin Zerman : Assessment and analysis of high dynamic range video quality

PhD defense Emin Zerman : Assessment and analysis of high dynamic range video quality


In the last decade, high dynamic range (HDR) image and video technology gained a lot of attention, especially within the multimedia community. Recent technological advancements made the acquisition, compression, and reproduction of HDR content easier, and that led to the commercialization of HDR displays and popularization of HDR content.

Illustration de l'actualité : No autonomous cars without cybersecurity

No autonomous cars without cybersecurity


Protecting cars from cyber-attacks is an increasingly important concern in developing smart vehicles. As these vehicles become more complex, the number of potential hacks and constraints on protection algorithms is growing. Following the example of the “Connected cars and cybersecurity” chair launched by Télécom ParisTech on October 5, research is being carried out to address this problem. Scientists intend to take on these challenges, which are crucial to the development of autonomous cars.

Illustration de l'actualité : Data&Musée – Developing data science for cultural institutions

Data&Musée – Developing data science for cultural institutions


Télécom SudParis and Télécom ParisTech are taking part in Data&Musée, a collaborative project led by Orpheo, launched on September 27, 2017. The project’s aim is to provide a single, open platform for data from cultural institutions in order to develop analysis and forecasting tools to guide them in developing strategies and expanding their activities.

Illustration de l'actualité : We need to rethink the ethics of research into social media, by Antonio Casilli et al.

We need to rethink the ethics of research into social media, by Antonio Casilli et al.


By Antonio A. Casilli, Télécom ParisTech – Institut Mines-Télécom, University of Paris-Saclay and Paola Tubaro, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Research into social media is booming, fueled by increasingly powerful computational and visualization tools. However, it also raises some ethical and deontological issues that tend to escape the existing regulatory framework.

Illustration de l'actualité : Our exposure to electromagnetic waves: beware of commonly held beliefs, by Joe Wiart

Our exposure to electromagnetic waves: beware of commonly held beliefs, by Joe Wiart


For over 10 years, controlling exposure to electromagnetic waves and to radio frequencies in particular has fuelled many debates, which have often been quite heated. An analysis of reports and scientific publications devoted to this topic shows that researchers are mainly studying the possible impact of mobile phones on our health.

Illustration de l'actualité : PhD defense Wenqin Shao : Measurement-based Interdomain Traffic Engineering

PhD defense Wenqin Shao : Measurement-based Interdomain Traffic Engineering


As transit price continues to drop, mulithoming has now become a common practice. Yet, improving the transmission performance over multiple Internet paths remains challenging. One major difficulty resides in the lack of performance information associate with Interdomain routes.

Illustration de l'actualité : Visiting scholar : Saskia Witteborn, Univ. Hong Kong/Univ. Humboldt Berlin (programme DiasporasLab)

Visiting scholar : Saskia Witteborn, Univ. Hong Kong/Univ. Humboldt Berlin (programme DiasporasLab)


Saskia Witteborn, Associate Professor at School of Journalism and Communication and Associate Director, Research Centre on Migration and Mobility at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), is a visiting scholar at Telecom ParisTech in September 2017

Illustration de l'actualité : Visiting scholar : George Legrady, Univ. California Santa Barbara (Programme DiasporasLab)

Visiting scholar : George Legrady, Univ. California Santa Barbara (Programme DiasporasLab)


George Legrady is an interdisciplinary media artist and scholar whose work has focused on the analysis and visualising of cultural data. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, he directs the Experimental Visualization Lab in the Media Arts & Technology arts-engineering doctoral program. During the fall of 2017, he is in Paris on a John Simon Guggenheim Visual Art fellowship. He is a visiting researcher at the Institut des mines-telecom working with the Diaspora Lab on the visualising of internet searches by the general public at the BPI Pompidou library.

Illustration de l'actualité : The fundamentals of language: why do we talk? With Jean-Louis Dessalles

The fundamentals of language: why do we talk? With Jean-Louis Dessalles


Human language is a mystery. In a society where information is so valuable, why do we talk to others without expecting anything in return? Even more intriguing than this are the processes determining communication, whether that be a profound debate or a spontaneous conversation with an acquaintance. These are the questions driving Jean-Louis Dessalles’ current project, a researcher in computing at Télécom ParisTech. His work has led him to reconsider the perspective on information adopted by Claude Shannon, a pioneer in the field. He has devised original theories and conversational models which explain trivial discussions just as well as heated debates.

Illustration de l'actualité : Botfuel: chatbots to revolutionize human-machine interfaces

Botfuel: chatbots to revolutionize human-machine interfaces


Are chatbots the future of interactions between humans and machines? These virtual conversation agents have a growing presence on messaging applications, offering us services in tourism, entertainment, gastronomy and much more. However, not all chatbots are equal. Botfuel, a start-up incubated at ParisTech Entrepreneurs, offers its services to businesses wanting to develop top-of-the-range chatbots.

PyroElectro, Sep. 9

1st Place goes to Sylvain Ract and his team from Télécom ParisTech, who created this POV device for their "RoseAce " Embedded Systems course.

Emergency Management, Sep. 8

Attention has been placed on how best to use social media tools and the content available to enhance preparedness, response and recovery efforts. By Caroline Rizza, professor at Telecom ParisTech, et al.

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A survey about Radiohead "Pick your own price" offer

What happens when shoppers pick their own prices?  CBS News - Aug. 14, 2014

The research team [studying Radiohead digital business] included faculty from Telecom ParisTech [Marc Bourreau,] and Crest, Harvard Kennedy School and Yonsei University.

Studying the business of Radiohead  - via Boston Globe - Aug. 27, 2014

« Dogan and her colleagues Marc Bourreau and Sounman Hong collected data on the physical and digital sales of “In Rainbows” after the PYOP [Pick Your Own Price] offer expired. »

Best Paper Award in ICPR 2014, Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition


Best Paper Award in ICPR 2014 (Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition , Stockholm, late August 2014), for Segmentation of Retinal Arteries in Adaptive Optics Images, by N. Lermé, F. Rossant, I. Bloch, M. Paques and E. Koch. Isabelle Bloch is professor at Signal Image Processing department at Telecom ParisTech.

A PhD student gets a Best Paper Award at RPM 2014 conference

RPM 2014

Nausikaa Geeraert, PhD student at Telecom ParisTech / KUL University Leuven (Belgium) / General Electric, gets the Best Paper Award at International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine RPM 2014  which was held from May 30 to June 2, 2014, at Varna (Bulgaria).

Photography contest organized in 2014 by 'FLE' (French as a foreign language) illustrating the following words through photos taken in Paris: Parisian, surprising, funny, free.

Post-doctoral positions

UJV Amiens

Confidential Communications and Quantum Physics

Quantum physics opens up a variety of possibilities for radical new applications such as quantum cryptography, a discipline to which Romain Alléaume, researcher at Télécom ParisTech / Institut Mines-Télécom, devotes his energy. Member of the Quantum Information team at Télécom ParisTech, the researcher uses specifically quantum properties of light to design and create systems allowing confidential data to be remotely transmitted. His most recent work addresses the security of these quantum devices as well as their compatibility with ‘traditional’ telecommunications networks. More on Institut Mines-Telecom website 

"Against the hypothesis of the end of privacy" coverA provocative 21st century pamphlet. Think Jonathan Swift—with computational tools.

Debating : The Cambridge IV 2013

Debating : Cambridge IV

As you might know, the Telecom Debating Society sent 2 teams and one judge to the Cambridge IV 2013 (15th-16th of December). During this IV, which is one of the largest and most prestigious in Europe, we’ve had the pleasure to compete in BP style at the Cambridge Union Society against teams from all over the world : Oxford, St Andrews, Yale, Princeton, Trinity College Dublin, Leiden, Vienna, etc. The debates were fierce and the motions varied... Continued 

Google Best Student paper prize

Congratulations go to Alasdair Newson, Matthieu Fradet, Patrick Perez, Andres Almansa & Yann Gousseau for their paper Towards fast, generic video inpainting which won the Google Best Student paper prize. Andres Almansa is CNRS research fellow and Yann Gousseau is professor at Telecom ParisTech. November 2013.

High definition 3D graphics at your fingertips

Tamy BoubekeurIt’s an old dream in the process of becoming reality: the first "3D cameras", allowing you to adjust the angle long after taking the shot, are finally emerging from laboratories. Expectations are huge from professionals in cinema, computer-aided design and computer games. But the technology is not yet fully mature: the data obtained is so large that it is impossible to exploit directly in existing applications. Research teams from Institut Mines-Télécom, including the Télécom ParisTech-based Computer Graphics group led by Tamy Boubekeur, are working to tackle this issue. The researchers are developing innovative tools, capable of processing raw data to obtain new types of media. [More on Institut Mines-Telecom website ]

Embodied conversational agents

Catherine PelachaudToday we use information technology, tomorrow we’ll use robots… machines of all kinds are an integral part of our daily life. Yet, exchange between machines and us, the users, can sometimes be challenging. How can one communicate naturally with a robot, a computer or an IT program? Herein lies the purpose of the embodied conversational agent, an interface allowing for a genuine dialogue between man and machine. Institut Mines-Télécom has been carrying out research in this field, which straddles the domains of cognitive science and artificial intelligence, observing human-human communication in view to model human-agent communication. At Télécom ParisTech, Catherine Pelachaud has been working for several years to humanize machines… [More on Institut Mines-Telecom website ]

Application to Quantitative Finance - a book co-written by Patrick Duvaut, Research Director of Telecom ParisTech.

Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu : 2012 Best Associate Editor Award

granted by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society , "to editors whose tireless effort and professionalism have made a significant impact to the reputation of the Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology". All our professors worthy of note.