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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 : Robots teaching assistants

Robots teaching assistants


The H2020 ANIMATAS project, launched in January 2018 for a four-year period, seeks to introduce robots with social skills in schools to assist teaching staff. Chloé Clavel, a researcher in affective computing at Télécom ParisTech, one of the project’s academic partners, answered our questions on her research in artificial intelligence for the ANIMATAS project.

Illustration de l'actualité : From human feelings to digital emotions

From human feelings to digital emotions


Making powerful machines is no longer enough. They must also connect with humans socially and emotionally. This imperative to increase the efficiency of human-computer interactions has created a new field of research: social computing. This field is aimed at understanding, modeling and reproducing human emotions. But how can an emotion be extracted and then reproduced, based only on a vocal track, video or text? This is the complexity of the research Chloé Clavel is working on at Télécom ParisTech.

Illustration de l'actualité : Left out of the digital revolution?

Left out of the digital revolution?


Dominique Pasquier : Individuals without college degrees find it harder to adjust to paperless administrative services, do less research, buy less online, and only very rarely produce content. In short, there appears to be a kind of “working classes’ internet” that is less creative, less daring and less useful to a certain extent.

Illustration de l'actualité : Social media and crisis situation: learning how to keep control

Social media and crisis situation: learning how to keep control


Attacks, riots, natural disasters… all these crises spark wide-spread action among citizens on online social media. From surges of solidarity to improvised manhunts, the best and the worst can unfurl. Hence the need to know how to manage and coordinate these movements so that they can contribute positively to crisis management. Caroline Rizza, a researcher in information and communication sciences at Télécom ParisTech, studies these unique situations and the social, legal and ethical issues they present.

Illustration de l'actualité : Silicon and laser: a brilliant pairing!

Silicon and laser: a brilliant pairing!


Researchers at Télécom ParisTech, in partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have developed new optical sources. These thermally-stable, energy-saving lasers offer promising potential for silicon photonics. These new developments offer numerous opportunities for improving very high-speed transmission systems, like datacomms and supercomputers. Their results were published in Applied Physics Letters last summer, a journal edited by AIP Publishing.

Illustration de l'actualité : Patrick Waelbroeck : Four flagship measurements of the GDPR for the economy

Patrick Waelbroeck : Four flagship measurements of the GDPR for the economy


Numerous scandals concerning data theft or misuse that have shaken the media in recent years have highlighted the importance of data protection. The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe is designed to do just that through four flagship measurements: seals of trust, accountability, data portability and pseudonymization. We explain how.

A paper on "Alien Wavelengths over Optical Transport Networks" highlighted as an Editor's Pick


The paper "Alien Wavelengths over Optical Transport Networks" by Cedric Ware has been highlighted as an Editor's Pick as an Editor's Pick » by "Journal of Optical Communications and Networking"

Illustration de l'actualité : TTool offers security, safety and performance for embedded systems

TTool offers security, safety and performance for embedded systems


By combining three areas for assisting the design of embedded systems, the TTool platform is seen as a safety net for industry. The platform, which originated in the laboratories of Télécom ParisTech, has now become one of the technology platforms Carnot TSN offers to companies. TTool helps them design embedded systems that are more secure, protected from cyberattacks and more efficient. Ludovic Apvrille, the Télécom ParisTech researcher behind this platform, explains the tool’s strengths and how it works.

Illustration de l'actualité : Mobilimb : Augmenting Mobil Devices with a Robotic Limb, by M. Teyssier, E. Lecolinet (Télécom ParisTech), G. Bailly (Sorbonne Univ.), C. Pelachaud (CNRS), to be presented at UIST 2018

Mobilimb : Augmenting Mobil Devices with a Robotic Limb, by M. Teyssier, E. Lecolinet (Télécom ParisTech), G. Bailly (Sorbonne Univ.), C. Pelachaud (CNRS), to be presented at UIST 2018


MobiLimb is a research project by Marc Teyssier, Eric Lecolinet (Télécom ParisTech), Gilles Bailly (Sorbonne Univ.), Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS), presented at UIST 2018 (ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium).

Illustration de l'actualité : Using hardware to defend software against cyber-attacks

Using hardware to defend software against cyber-attacks


Software applications are vulnerable to remote attacks via the internet or local networks and are cyber-attackers’ target of choice. While methods combining hardware and software have already been integrated into the most recent processors to prevent cyber-attacks, solutions based solely on hardware, which by definition cannot be remotely attacked, could soon help defend our computer programs. Jean-Luc Danger, a researcher at Télécom ParisTech, works on these devices that are invulnerable to software attacks.

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.