9 juin 2015

A DataScienceTech Institute Opens in Sophia Antipolis

At the beginning of the 2015 fall term, Sophia Antipolis will welcome the opening of the Data ScienceTech Institute, a higher education institute focused on data science and aimed at recent graduates of engineering schools and the university.

The institute will open its doors at two campuses, one in Paris and the other in Sophia Antipolis.

An international educational council

The educational and scientific council of DSTI offers a wealth of expertise and experience turned towards the development of its envisioned approach: An application-oriented school for a high-demand sector–that of data science–in a highly operational approach in order to respond concretely to the expectations of the market.”, explains the president of DSTI, Jose Massol, a Business Angel and the ex-deputy director general of the Thales Group.

The faculty will be composed of professionals and academics from diverse backgrounds in the digital world.

The institute will also be able to count on the support of industry partners such as SAS France, the global leader in data analytics software. Other partnership agreements have been discussed around the last BIG DATA expo in Paris, notably with IMS Health, the global leader in information systems for interconnected healthcare, as well as the leader in visual informatics, NVIDIA, an American company implanted in Sophia Antipolis in 2011.

An agile education in Data Science

The founders of DTSI, José Massol, Richard Beltrame, Sébastien Corniglion, and Léo Souquet, have expressed their desire to develop a strong scientific culture at the heart of the school and to favor a practical approach so as to give students a solid education in data science in the context of strong demand from businesses and organizations. As such, the content of the curriculum will be continuously revised in order to follow the evolution of the sector and the demands of the market.

The MS Executive Big Data Analyst, proposed in Sophia Antipolis, is open to students from Bac+3 to Bac+5 (students with bachelor’s or master’s degrees) and will take 2 years to complete either full time or part time. Theoretical courses, internships, and junior consulting will enable students to acquire the skills expected of data scientists and operational experts in new careers in big data. Certain courses will also be accessible as part of continuing education.

For more information, visit the website of DSTI.