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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 : 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.

Illustration de l'actualité : Best Paper Award to Jean Leneutre et al. at GameSec conference

Best Paper Award to Jean Leneutre et al. at GameSec conference


Best Paper Award at GameSec 2017 conference to Ziad Ismail, Christophe Kiennert, Jean Leneutre, Lin Chen: Game Theoretical Model for Optimal Distribution of Network Security Resources.

Illustration de l'actualité : What exactly is a scientific exhibition advisor? A discussion with Stephan Clémençon

What exactly is a scientific exhibition advisor? A discussion with Stephan Clémençon


Who are the people working behind the scenes at scientific exhibitions? The tasks at hand range from approving content and proposing themes to identifying scientific and societal issues, and much more. To find out more, we interviewed Stephan Clémençon, a researcher specializing in machine learning at Télécom ParisTech and a scientific advisor for the Terra Data exhibition led by Cité des Sciences et l’Industrie, focusing on digital data.

Illustration de l'actualité : Is blockchain the ultimate technology of trust? Patrick Waelbroeck answers

Is blockchain the ultimate technology of trust? Patrick Waelbroeck answers


Due to its decentralized nature, blockchain technology is fueling hopes of developing a robust trust system between economic stakeholders. But although it offers unique advantages, it is not perfect. As with any technology, the human factor must be considered. That factor alone warrants caution in considering the hype surrounding the blockchain, and vigilance regarding the arbitrations taking place between policymakers.

Illustration de l'actualité : AQUAS project : inter-dependence of safety, security and performance of systems

AQUAS project : inter-dependence of safety, security and performance of systems


The AQUAS project investigates the challenges arising from the inter-dependence of safety, security and performance of systems and aims at efficient solutions for the entire product life-cycle. The project builds on knowledge of partners gained in current or former EU projects and will demonstrate the newly conceived approaches across use cases spanning: Space, medicine, transport, industrial control.

Illustration de l'actualité : JM Sarraute, PhD student and F. Grillot, professor, highlighted by Photonics Research review

JM Sarraute, PhD student and F. Grillot, professor, highlighted by Photonics Research review


PhD student Jean-Maxime Sarraute's manuscript entitled "Effects of Gain Non-linearities in an Optically-Injected Gain Lever Semiconductor Laser", published in Photonics Research, has been highlighted as an Editor's Pick.

Illustration de l'actualité : Yago : Source code of award-winning knowledge base is now available for everyone

Yago : Source code of award-winning knowledge base is now available for everyone


Almost every word has more than one meaning. Modern search engines solve this problem using knowledge bases. Yago was one of the first knowledge bases, developed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and the Télécom ParisTech in Paris. Last week, the researchers received an award for their work on Yago from the most important scientific journal in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, they are releasing Yago's source code.

Illustration de l'actualité : What is Digital Labor? Antonio Casilli explains

What is Digital Labor? Antonio Casilli explains


Are we all working for digital platforms? This is the question posed by a new field of research: digital labor. Web companies use personal data to create considerable value —but what do we get in return? Antonio Casilli, a researcher at Télécom ParisTech and a specialist in digital labor, will give a conference on this topic on June 10 at Futur en Seine in Paris. In the following interview he outlines the reasons for the unbalanced relationship between platforms and users and explains its consequences.

Illustration de l'actualité : What is a Quantum Computer? Romain Alléaume explains

What is a Quantum Computer? Romain Alléaume explains


The use of quantum logic for computing promises a radical change in the way we process information. The calculating power of a quantum computer could surpass that of today’s biggest supercomputers within ten years. Romain Alléaume, a researcher in quantum information at Télécom ParisTech, helps us to understand how they work.

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.