Télécom ParisTech

Research chairs

Teaching and research Chairs are always supported by one or more companies and are regularly created by means of patronage. Partners sometimes include other schools of the Institut or ParisTech. Within their specific fields, these chairs develop research activities, new training courses and joint events – seminars, workshops and conferences.

Chairs are established for a specific duration – typically five years. They create links between the corporate sector and the school, thus stimulating innovation.

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Telecom ParisTech is launching its ninth business chair: Big Data and Market Insights , in partnership with Telecom Ecole de Management.
This will be its third chair in the field of Big Data, after the Values and Policies of Personal Information   and Machine Learning for Big Data chairs. Run by Talel Abdessalem (a database and web data-mining specialist and leader of the Interaction, Cognition and Complexity team in the Computer Science and Networks department), the chair created with wide support from IMT and from Fondation Mines-Telecom, is funded by Groupe SNCF (French Railways).

This new chair reflects the excellence of the institution’s research teams in this strategic area for Telecom ParisTech and recognition of these skills by firms in the sector, which themselves are increasingly focused on the needs of the optimal processing of the huge amount of data available from different channels. It will develop its research in the areas of digital marketing with the Management, Marketing and Strategy Department at the Telecom School of Management, recommender systems, large graphs and processing and data-mining on a large scale. It aims to develop new decision-making tools through the analysis of big data, mainly data from the web, and by helping to promote the corresponding marketing solutions.

Continuing its policy of revitalizing the academic-research chairs, Telecom ParisTech is creating its eighth chair, Machine Learning for Big Data , led by Professor Stéphan Clémençon with an internationally renowned team in this field at the interface of mathematics and computer science.

Four prestigious firms are partners:
BNP ParibasCriteoPSA Peugeot CitroëenSafran
All four were motivated by the ambition of the work of the Telecom ParisTech team in the booming field of Big Data.

Machine learning or statistical learning is a body of very interesting algorithmic methods capable of producing automated decision-making procedures (forecasting, detecting anomalies, etc.) for companies.

Related to this chair, the Advanced Master in Big Data – management and analysis of big data was also created, aimed at training data scientists, which is currently a much sought-after skill in the digital world.

In December 2012, the Telecom ParisTech Interviews dedicated to Big Data took place, which brought hundreds of experts and decision-makers in the field together.

Innovation and Regulation of Digital Services

In 2007, the École Polytechnique, France Télécom Orange and Telecom ParisTech joined forces to create a Teaching and Research Chair for the “Innovation and Regulation of Digital Services”. The aim is to develop and coordinate high-quality theoretical analyses of the following issues:

  • Creation, production, development and consumption of intangible services in the information and communication technology sector.
  • Dynamics of innovation, principles and tools of regulation and their medium and long-term economic effects.

On these topics, the Chair will also have the authority to provide training courses for practitioners and professionals dealing with economic issues and involved in the regulation of the digital economy.

For further information:
Website of the Chair of Innovation and Regulation of Digital Services 

This Chair involves Telecom ParisTech, the University of Rennes 2 with Dassault systèmes, Orange Labs, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Ubisoft, with the support of DATAR (Delegation for Territorial Development and Regional Attractiveness - DATAR).

The challenge for this Chair is to understand and formalize the “logics”, archetypes and even the “grammar” of the imaginary environments that form part of the innovation and operating processes of certain technologies.

  • The Chair is dedicated to models and the modeling of representations (forms, invented worlds, characters/avatars, etc.) and to the role of narration in innovative and creative processes, particular in multimedia contexts and simulated worlds.
  • It is based on the establishment of a set of research problematics, concepts and methodologies with a view to developing formalizations, developments, applications and experimentations.
  • It is positioned “upstream” of innovation processes at the point where the intuitions, concepts, dreams and imaginations of engineers, decision-makers, customers, designers and different stakeholders merge and intermingle.

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