What services does your company provide?
Data ScienceTech Institute (DSTI), is a private establishment of higher education and professional training and is ranked 1st in application of Data Science and Big Data in France. The Institute delivers specialized training and industrial applications for diplomas in higher education in France and internationally.
DSTI has two types of MSc programs (BSc+MSc) to help its students specialize in the conception of architecture and tools of Data Science (MSc in Data Science Design) and the analyzing of Big Data (MSc in Executive Big Data Analysis). These detailed programs (1600h) involves hands-on instruction and fieldwork, all taught in English.
Large international industrial companies (SAS, AmazonAWS, NVIDIA…) as well as specialized SMB (ebiznext) collaborate with and help lead these programs.
What support have you received from Team Côte d’Azur when you opened in the Côte d’Azur?
We chose to create our Institute in the heart of the Sophia Antipolis Science and Technology Park so that we could lean on the network of specialized laboratories such as INRIA Sophia Méditerranée and the Laboratory of Mathematics of the University of Nice at Sophia-Antipolis, and also we wanted to contribute to the development of key skills in the Science and Technology Park in this field, which is its strong suit. We have a secondary establishment in Paris that is connection with our industrial partners.
Our relationship with Team Côte d’Azur allowed us to maximize our network of partners when connecting with international companies seduced by the high level of applied mathematics computer sciences available in the area.
What is your perspective on development?
After its first pilot promotions that were offered in October 2015, DSTI has created a second “postponed” cycle for new students that will start in March 2016.
In conjunction with its teaching and training, DSTI is developing research activities in the fields of Data Science and Big Data, notably in the application of Smart Grids in relation with the Innovation Center Capenergies and other pilot projects in the area.
Finally, DSTI has invested in HD telepresence equipment so that teachers can teach at both campuses and can explore teaching online via HD telepresence in real time.