Chairs in AI and data science

Chairs in AI and data science

Chairs

Blockchain & B2B Platforms

Finance, energy, healthcare, data

Through four axes, cryptography, consensus, smart contracts, and digital assets, the "Blockchain & B2B Platforms" Chair, supported by Capgemini, Nomadic Labs, and the Caisse des Dépôts, supports a research team and offers teaching on blockchains. Led by Daniel Augot and Julien Prat, the Chair aims to answer the questions raised by the application of blockchain to areas such as health data, supply chains, decentralised finance, central bank digital currencies, or sustainable development projects.

Holders: Julien Prat, CNRS researcher at the Centre de recherche en économie et de statistiques (CREST – joint research unit CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique)  and professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Daniel Augot, research director at the Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria) and professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Sponsorship type: chair
Creation date: 01/10/2018
Partners: Fondation de l'X

Data Science and industrial processes

Innovation, science des données, ingénierie

Held by Éric Moulines, the Chair « Data Science and industrial processes » aims to train a new engineer generation at the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique to exploit data science and develop innovative industrial processes. Throught the Chair’s teaching activities since 2018 and with the support of OCP, the partners prepare together students to become industrial innovators and to develop tomorrow’s industrial processes thanks to data science.

Holder: Eric Moulines, researcher at the Centre de mathématiques appliquées (CMAP – joint research unit CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique), professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and member of the Académie des sciences
Sponsorship type: chair
Creation date: 01/05/2018
Partners: Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Fondation de l'X

Internet technologies and engineering

Computer science, AI, cybersecurity, networks

Created in 2020, the "Internet Technologies and Engineering" Chair is headed by Thomas Clausen and supported by Cisco. The Chair develops higher education in Internet technologies based on research conducted jointly by X and its sponsor. These projects are organised into a portfolio, focusing in particular on high-capacity networks (5G, WiFi6, etc.), quantum networks and cloud architectures.

Holder: Thomas Clausen, Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Sponsorship type: chair
Creation date: 18/12/2020
Partners: Fondation de l'X

Sponsorship programmes

Data Science Institute

Data management, statistics, big data

Supported since 2017 by Orange, and by the Société Générale Côte d'Ivoire since 2021, the patronage « Data Science Institute », held by Eric Moulines, aims to accelerate the skill improvement of data management in Ivory Coast and in western Africa. Housed in ivory institutions, the Institut national polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB) and the Ecole nationale supérieure de statistique et d’économie appliquée, the patronage establishes an international excellency university course in data science, firstly for students, secondly for managers.

Holders: Éric Moulines, researcher at the Centre de mathématiques appliquées (CMAP – joint research unit CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique), professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and member of the Académie des sciences
Lambert Tanoh, director of the Mathématiques Informatique department at the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Jean-Arnaud Kouakou, teacher-researcher at the École Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée
Sponsorship type: patronage
Creation date: 28/06/2017
Partners: École nationale supérieure de l'électronique et de ses applications, Institut national polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Fondation de l'X

Numerical innovation and healthcare data science

Personalised medicine, medicine efficiency, big data

Created in 2020, the « Innovation numérique et science des données en santé » patronage aims to design modelisation and statistical learning tools to improve healthcare patient path. Sponsored by Sanofi and held by Etienne Minvielle and Marc Lavielle, this patronage’s research focus on the customisation of therapeutic treatments, thanks to a better understanding of how medicine evolves and affects the organisms that takes it.

Holders: Étienne Minvielle, CNRS research director at the Centre de recherche en gestion (I3-CRG – joint research unit CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique) and professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris healthcare practitioner at Gustave Roussy.
Marc Lavielle, Inria research director at the Centre de mathématiques appliquées (CMAP – joint research unit CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique) and professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
Sponsorship type: sponsorship
Creation date: 20/12/2019
Partenaires : Fondation de l'X