In the News

What is a smart grid?

smart grid

The driving force behind the modernization of the electrical network, the smart grid is full of promise. It will mean savings for consumers and energy companies alike. It terms of the environment, it provides a solution for developing renewable energies. Hossam Afifi, a researcher in networks at Télécom SudParis gives …

+

Eikosim improves the dialogue between prototyping and simulation

Eikosim

Simulate. Prototype. Measure. Repeat. Developing an industrial part inevitably involves these steps. First comes the digital model. Then, its characteristics are assessed through simulation, after which, the first version of the part is built. The part must then be subject to mechanical stress to assess its resistance and be closely …

+

Passwords: security, vulnerability and constraints

passwords

Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis – Institut Mines-Télécom, Université Paris-Saclay What is a password? A password is a secret linked to an identity. It associates two elements, what we own (a bank card, badge, telephone, fingerprint) and what we know (password or code). Passwords are very widely used, for computers, telephones, …

+

Our expressions under the algorithmic microscope

facial expressions

Mohamed Daoudi, a researcher at IMT Lille Douai, is interested in the recognition of facial expressions in videos. His work is based on geometrical analysis of the face and machine learning algorithms. They may pave the way for applications in the field of medicine.   Anger, sadness, happiness, surprise, fear, …

+

Coming soon: “smart” cameras and citizens improving urban safety

smart cameras, safe city

Flavien Bazenet, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, (IMT) and Gabriel Périès, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, (IMT) This article was written based on the research Augustin de la Ferrière carried out during his “Grande École” training at Institut Mines-Telecom Business School (IMT). « Safe cities »: seen by some as increasing the …

+

Learning to deal with offensive environmental odors

environmental odors

What is an offensive environmental odor? How can it be defined, and how should its consequences be managed? This is what students will learn in the serious game “Les ECSPER à Smellville”, part of the Air Quality MOOC. This educational tool was developed at IMT Lille Douai, and will be …

+

When the internet goes down

attack

Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis – Institut Mines-Télécom, Université Paris-Saclay “Athird of the internet is under attack. Millions of network addresses were subjected to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over two-year period,” reports Warren Froelich on the UC San Diego News Center website. A DDoS is a type of denial-of-service (DoS) attack …

+

Cyrating: a trusted third-party for cybersecurity assessment

cyrating

Cyrating, a startup incubating at ParisTech Entrepreneurs, provides organizations the service of assessing their performance and efficiency in cybersecurity. By positioning itself as a trust third-party, it is meeting the needs of companies for an objective analysis of their cyber risk. The service allows companies to assess their position relative …

+

The brain: seeing between the fibers of white matter

Neural Meta Tracts, brain, white matter, Pietro Gori

The principle behind diffusion imaging and tractography is exploring how water spreads through our brain in order to study the structure of neurons. Doctors can use this method to improve their understanding of brain disease. Pietro Gori, a researcher in image processing at Télécom ParisTech, has just launched a project …

+

What are fine particles?

fine particles, Véronique Riffault, IMT Lille Douai

During peak pollution events, everyone is talking about them. Fine particles are often accused of being toxic. Unfortunately, they do not only come out during episodes of high pollution. Véronique Riffault, a researcher in atmospheric sciences at IMT Lille Douai, revisits the basics of fine particles to better understand what …

+