Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

The Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence subject area focuses on the foundations of the management and analysis of data in all its forms (massive volumes, complex, heterogeneous, uncertain etc.) and concrete applications in key fields such as health and cybersecurity. 

The two main challenges of this focus area are scaling up, managing the complexity and explainability of algorithms on one hand and taking advantage of the multidisciplinary dimension on the other hand, by combining methods, technologies and uses.




This focus area draws on research teams’ expertise in statistics, mathematics and computer science and close collaboration with the Economic and Social Sciences department.

It brings together a number of teams and sets a framework for multidisciplinary exchange, open to the socioeconomic world, focusing on issues such as image processing, predictive analytics, recommendation systems, anomaly detection, web mining, social network analysis, scaling up and knowledge management.

Key figures

Teaching and research chairs

Télécom ParisTech, in partnership with businesses and with support from Fondation Mines-Télécom, contributes to four chairs in the field of data science and artificial intelligence.

    Initial training

    As the cornerstone of a Télécom ParisTech education, the engineering program has evolved significantly over the last few years to keep pace with the rapidly-changing needs of the socioeconomic world. Digital transformation and data-driven management have become a strategic focus for businesses and organizations, and Télécom ParisTech engineers are equipped with the skills they need to remain in step with this trend.

    Engineering cycle: Data Science study track

    Every year, a growing number of students choose the “Artificial Intelligence and Data Science” study track, available starting in the second year of the Engineering cycle. It is now one of the most popular study tracks in terms of enrollment.

    Master's Degrees

    With its academic partners, Télécom ParisTech participates in many Master’s programs in the field of data science:

    Continuing training

    The production of data from networks, connected objects, sensors or industrial processes has largely contributed to the digital transition of companies, which now consider data as a resource in its own right. All of a company’s activities and jobs have now been impacted, resulting in a growing need for training for teams and managers. Télécom ParisTech offers a variety of training options tailored to meet all needs.

    Post-Master’s Degrees

    Télécom ParisTech offers two Post-Master’s Degree programs: a Post-Master’s Degree in Big Data: management and analysis of big data, which has trained 60 professional students a year since 2013, and a new Post-Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence which will launch its inaugural class in September 2019.

    Specialized Studies Certificates

    Télécom Évolution offers two specialized studies certificates, Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence, both of which are delivered by Télécom ParisTech, with contributions from ENSTA ParisTech for the second certificate. In collaboration with École Polytechnique d’Assurance, it offers an Executive MBA Data Scientist for Insurance Careers.

    Télécom Évolution also offers many inter-company training courses as well as the MOOC, The Basics of Big Data, which enrolls 7,000 learners every session.

    The Data Scientists Guide

    Télécom ParisTech worked with its industry partners to develop Data Scientists, the guide to careers in data science.

    Couv Guide DataScientist en 3D


    ParisTech Entrepreneurs

    Télécom ParisTech’s incubator has hosted nearly 400 innovative digital start-ups over the last 20 years, some twenty of which use data science and artificial intelligence technologies. Examples of such start-ups include Beyable, Brennus Analytics, Datapred, DCbrain, DreamQuark, Invenis, Predictice, etc.

    TeraLab platform

    Teralab is a powerful, flexible and trusted infrastructure. Teralab is the first big data platform to be sponsored by the French government.
    Created through the Investissements d’Avenir Program, Teralab aims to provide innovation, research and teaching in the field of big data processing to encourage the adoption of big data technologies. It is run by IMT and GENES in partnership with INSEE.

    Data IA Institute

    Launched in February 2018, the DATAIA Institute is committed to overcoming the scientific, technological, legal, economic and ethical barriers to data science.
    Researchers from Télécom ParisTech and the 14 member institutions participate in the institute through calls for proposals.


    • Stéphane MénégaldoScientific Communication Manager for Chairs and Mastères SpécialisésTélécom ParisTechemailemail