Armand Peugeot Chair: Hybrid Technologies and the Economics of Electromobility

Subject: Hybrid technologies and the economics of electromobility
Assumptions about the evolution of mobility over the next twenty years and the place of hybrid vehicles in the market are often contradictory.
Beyond all the uncertainties, the most accepted statement is that the development of electromobility will lead to a complete upheaval in supply and demand.

This is why the objective of the Chair is to create a space for exchanges, training, and prospective research to build scenarios for technological, economic, and marketing developments,

  • Because the automotive sector is in the process of reinvention,
  • Because innovations are made in-network and partnership,
  • Because the young people of today will be the customers of tomorrow.

 The Armand Peugeot Chair produces forward-looking research by combining the skills of engineers, economists, and managers in a partnership between companies and schools.
The partnership between PSA, CentraleSupélec, and ESSEC allows for the coverage of the varied and complementary multidisciplinary fields necessary to address the complexity of the questions posed by the future of the automotive industry in the context of developing electromobility.

Its structure allows engineering sciences, economics, management sciences, and social sciences to be brought together around a project.

  •  Chair holders: Yannick PEREZ, Marc PETIT, Jan LEPOUTRE from LGI and GEEPS laboratories
  • Partners: STELLANTIS, ESSEC, CentraleSupélec Foundation

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Artificial intelligence applied to fraud detection in payments and trading

Lusis is the publisher of TANGO, a high-performance transactional platform for payment systems and market finance. Based on this platform, Lusis creates complete payment systems, including fraud detection, as well as extremely rich and complex "front to back" trading platforms on which more than 5 billion dollars are traded every day, half of which is on Forex and the other half on Indices and Commodities. Lusis and CentraleSupélec have joined forces to create a research chair to strengthen their collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence applied to banking.
Launched in 2020, the Lusis - CentraleSupélec Artificial Intelligence Chair is developing two main research areas

  • the detection of bank card payment fraud
  • automated trading
  • Chairholder: Fabrice Popineau of the Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences Laboratory
  • Partners: Lusis and Credit Agricole

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Artificial Intelligence Chair for the Simulation of Materials Shaping Processes

Created in 2023 with Transvalor, a French specialist in the simulation of materials shaping, the Artificial Intelligence Chair for the Simulation of Materials Shaping Processes aims to revolutionise the use of simulation tools in the decision-making process of manufacturing companies and to make Industry 4.0 and the digital twin an operational reality in their day-to-day operations. This could lead to reduced use of raw materials, energy savings and more innovative manufacturing processes.

The Chair aims to examine the full range of possibilities offered by artificial intelligence applied to digital simulation. Simulation calculations will become faster and easier to perform and understand thanks to Machine and Deep learning, bringing us closer to real-time calculation, a key factor in the digital twin.

Chair holder: Frédéric Magoulès, MICS laboratory
Chair co-holder: Emmanuel Vasquez, L2S laboratory

Partner: Transvalor

Artificial intelligence dedicated to employment chair

This academic and scientific partnership is part of a resolutely disruptive and ethical approach to the recruitment process. As in many other fields and industries, artificial intelligence, its advances and opportunities, and the wealth and wealth of employment data available, offer many opportunities for improved recruitment and human resources, both from the perspective of the recruiter and the candidate.

A more complete and accurate representation of the job applicant from a diverse and heterogeneous dataset (CV, Historical, Navigational, Professional Social Network Profile, Video Interview, Consulting Conversations, Chatbots...). This multitude of data involves building new methods of data collection and annotation to better understand the candidates and their potential.

The processing of new recruitment tools such as audio-video interview, through analysis of the candidate’s emotions and personality. These elements can be an important added value in advising candidates as recruiters focus on soft skills.

Designing and optimizing algorithms in the recruitment process (matching algorithms between a candidate and an offer, recommendation algorithm or techniques to search for candidates or offers) with constant attention to the concepts of transparency, trust and interpretability of algorithms. One of the additional issues is algorithmic non-discrimination. The idea is to explore technological and human means to ensure that a candidate is assessed solely on the basis of his or her skills and know-how, without subjectively bias in pre-selection.

  • Titleholder: Céline Hudelot (MICS laboratory)
  • Partner: Randstad

Anthropolis chair

The work of the Chaire Anthopolis focuses on eco-innovations for sustainable urban and suburban development serving citizens and communities, with the inclusion of interactions between systems. The institute aims to put people at the center of the systems and services design for the city and its suburbs (a design focused on people and uses). The institute is more specifically centered on the question of application for interactions between mobility systems (individuals and goods), and other systems (commercial, energy, information, urbanization and construction, etc.), using specific objectives for each user and public authority.

These systems and their interactions reflect many developments, such as new emerging mobility technologies (electric cars, electric and gas buses, etc.), new energies for cities, small towns (organic PV, solar thermal, biogas, etc.), smart grids and energy storage technologies, building use development (residences, railway stations, parking lots, private vehicles, etc.), and more generally everything involved in the changing the sociology of citizens (including senior citizens) and eco-innovations.

Indeed, innovation is increasingly more commonly created from individual initiatives or spontaneous groups. Therefore it should be cultivated with a better understanding of current developments in an increasingly digital society, operating in networks where socio-technical interaction has become a necessity. There is an ongoing shift from addressing individual needs (the user) to systems of systems to meet user needs while integrating concepts (systems, services, uses, etc.), with the management of different interacting urban flows.

This will identify the basic methods and tools to address the needs of the citizen-user, city and community, in systems and services design processes. Experimentation is a major component of the institute’s research work.

  • Lead researcher : Jakob PUCHINGER (LGI Laboratory)
  • Partners:  IRT, SystemX, CPS, EDF, ENGIE, NOKIA, RENAULT

Bridgeable Chair

The Bridgeable chair is one of the 16 chairs selected by the ANR. Bridgeable, for BRIDinG thE gAp Between iterative proximaL methods and nEural networks, focuses on the links between neural networks and certain advanced optimization concepts and is held by Jean-Christophe Pesquet, director of the CentraleSupelec Computer Vision Center and head of the Inria OPIS team. It is funded to the tune of €1.3 million, divided between the ANR (€500,000) and the three partners of the chair: Schneider Electric, GE Healthcare, and IFPEN (€800,000).

This chair addresses two main issues: the explicability and reliability of AI-based neural networks.  The application ambition is to lead to a new generation of techniques to meet challenges in three fields of application: 3D medical imaging, data analysis in energy and the environment, and non-linear multivariate modeling of electrical systems.

  • Titleholder: J.C. Pesquet from CVN laboratory
  • Partners: Schneider Electric, GE Healthcare, IFPEN

Chair of Biotechnology

Renewed in 2020, CentraleSupélec's Biotechnology Chair is currently co-finaReenced by the Marne Department, Greater Reims, the Grand Est Region, and the European Union with the European Regional Development Fund FEDER Champagne Ardenne 2014-2020.

The Biotechnology Chair is based at the European Center for Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (CEBB), supported by these four authorities.
Backed by the Process and Materials Engineering Laboratory at Gif-sur-Yvette, the Chair ensures a close link between its parent institution, CentraleSupélec, and the region's economic and academic players, by putting its R&D expertise to work on innovative projects. CentraleSupélec, with its training of high-level general engineers, has strong expertise in Modeling applied to (bio)process engineering and (bio)materials. It is particularly active in three fields of application

  • Characterization and conversion of lignocellulosics
  • Bioprocessing
  • Separative techniques.

In addition to experimental approaches, the three thematic axes of the Chair are based on a base of skills in Modeling, simulation & visualization, more particularly oriented towards the Modeling of living organisms and the transition to industrial scale.
Partners :

  • Chairholder: Patrick PERRE from the LGPM laboratory
  • Partners: Grand Reims, Marne department, Grand Est region, European Union

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CircularIT Alliance

The CircularIT Alliance aims to harness the power of digital technology for the environment and sustainable development. With an initial duration of 5 years, this alliance aims to build and deploy decision-making tools that promote sustainability and offer high-added value for citizens, local public and private players and industrial companies. It seeks to unite industrial companies and local authorities to pool their upstream, industrial and experimental research efforts. It also plans to create a hub for educational projects.
The CircularIT Alliance aims to put the environment at the heart of strategic territorial and industrial decision-making and to develop new innovative circular business models and associated engineering models that guarantee sustainability.
The main scientific objective is to develop a methodology for analysing the key activities of an industrial company or territory involving material and energy flows, right through to implementing a digital platform for managing and improving circularity and sustainability.

  • Chair holder: Bernard Yannou / laboratory LGI
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  • Members of the Evaluation and Orientation Committee:



FlexTech Chair

The FlexTech Chair is a research and teaching chair dedicated to human-systems integration in complex systems with increasing autonomy. It is based on the innovative approach of Human-Centered Design (HCD), which places people and organizations at the heart of industrial and societal issues. This method has proven itself over the past twenty years in high-tech fields (especially aerospace), requiring a flexible approach and development on a scientific and technical level.

Conceived and created by Professor Guy André Boy with the Industrial Engineering laboratory and the ESTIA engineering school, this chair is designed to meet the expectations of industrialists and local authorities, faced with the increasing complexity of the products and services they implement: digitization of complex remote operations, management of fleets of robots, management of vehicles with varying degrees of autonomy, training of personnel on simulation systems including real and virtual systems, use of digital twins to help diagnose failures and the progressive integration of knowledge from feedback, etc.

  • Titleholder: Guy André BOY from the LGI laboratory
  • Partners: ESTIA, DGACS Group

Givaudan Chair

In flavours and fragrances domains, massive data are complex and are pushing technical limits in many areas, specifically in decision-making and optimization.

The objective of this collaborative work between Givaudan and CentraleSupélec is to face the challenges “Data-to-Knowledge” and “Data-to-Decision” in an integrated way through cutting edge research. More precisely, one aims at developing breakthrough techniques for dealing with high-dimensional and multi-scale data. Givaudan has and creates, in its activities domain, massive data of different natures.

It is essential to exploit these data to improve the understanding or to provide innovative and challenging techniques in the perfumery. Mainstream statistical models and decision-making algorithms are challenged by such heterogeneous, multi-scale, complex, incomplete and/or uncertain data. In order to generate knowledge, build models and make informed decisions, statistical validity, robustness, computational tractability and causal modelling are mandatory. This is the scientific purpose of this Chair : developing advance Machine Learning techniques adapted to such data.

  • Titulaire : Frédéric Pascal (L2S Laboratory)
  • Partner : Givaudan

Massive and Heterogeneous Data Processing for Smart Vehicles Chair

Launched by FORVIA and CentraleSupélec, the "Massive and Heterogeneous Data Processing for Smart Vehicles" chair aims to shape the future of smart vehicles.

It aims to develop cutting-edge research programmes focusing on image processing under challenging environmental conditions, sensor fusion and deep learning.

As the world's seventh-largest automotive supplier, FORVIA seeks to leverage its expertise and research activities on data fusion and image processing to improve road safety.

This Chair will take the next step in shaping the future of artificial intelligence in the automotive industry to develop breakthrough solutions and enhance safe and digital mobility. It will conduct research in applied artificial intelligence, focusing on fundamental and applied mathematical aspects of control theory, signal and image processing, information theory and communications.

Photonics Chair

Aware that the exploitation of light is both a societal issue and a vector of economic development, CentraleSupélec has promoted the creation of the Photonics Chair on its Metz campus. This Chair is unique in France because of its structuring project, which aims to develop scientific excellence in optical information processing, to develop innovation and technology transfer to companies, and to develop training and education on the importance of light and optical technologies. The Photonics Chair was created on the initiative of CentraleSupélec and its partners.

Understanding and developing photonics also means perceiving the importance that artists, writers and philosophers have given to light, and better understanding the central place it occupies at the frontier of several scientific disciplines such as mathematics, physics, biology or chemistry. Photonics is also widely present among the key technological challenges that will be faced by our society in the next ten years.

Understanding and developing photonics also means perceiving the importance that artists, writers and philosophers have given to light, and better understanding the central place it occupies at the frontier of several scientific disciplines such as mathematics, physics, biology or chemistry. Photonics is also widely present among the key technological challenges that will be faced by our society in the next ten years.

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  • Chair holder: Marc Sciamanna
  • Partners: GDI Simulation, European Union, Grand Reims, Moselle Department, Grand Est Region, Metz Métropole, CentraleSupélec Foundation


Prevention and Performance in Construction and Public Works Chair

The "Prevention and Performance in Construction and Public Works" Chair was born out of the findings of a study conducted by the Professional Organization for Prevention in Construction and Public Works (OPPBTP), which attests to the positive impact of prevention on the economic performance of companies. It has three objectives:

  • to strengthen the academic basis of work on the links between prevention and performance within companies
  • to offer them a relevant tool in terms of prevention
  • to understand the associated sociological issues

Two theses are being prepared within the framework of the Chair: one in economics supervised by Isabelle Nicolaï, professor associated with the Industrial Engineering Laboratory, and one in psychosociology supervised by Pascale Molinier, professor at the University of Sorbonne Paris Nord

  • Chair holder: Christian Michelot, researcher at the SHS Department
  • Partners: OPPBTP, EIFFAGE Génie civil, VINCI Construction terrassement, Legendre
  • With the support of CentraleSupelec Foundation

Risk and Resilience of Complex Systems Chair

 The Chair aims to advance, through research, the discipline of modeling complex systems, analyzing the risks to which they are subjected, and optimizing their resilience, with a dual objective of scientific excellence and transfer.

A complex system cannot be thought of in isolation without considering its environment and the other - often complex - systems with which it interacts. We then speak of systems of systems. In the context of the RRSC Chair, a complex system corresponds to a company, an operator, or an industrial partner. A system of systems is a complex system that involves several operators or industrial partners.

  • Chairholder: Anne BARROS (LGI laboratory)

RTE Chair

RTE and CentraleSupélec have signed a new 5-year academic partnership.  This "Digital Transformation of Electrical Networks Chair" aims to study the potential of digital technologies for managing electrical systems.

For several years now, RTE has been studying the potential of digital technologies for power system management. Building on its close scientific and educational relationship with CentraleSupélec, RTE wanted to strengthen this collaboration and establish this new long-term partnership in order to accelerate its innovation processes and benefit from the scientific expertise of leading research teams with whom to interact in the field of engineering sciences.

It is in this context that a five-year research chair has been signed. The development of digital technologies represents a formidable lever that transforms the management, development, and operation of the electrical system. The integration of these technologies into the electricity transmission network will enable RTE to make the most of existing infrastructures and to propose new ways of carrying out its missions in the context of the energy transition.

The design of the communication network that will be deployed to observe and control the electricity transmission network will require multidisciplinary challenges specific to energy networks. This Chair will involve several CentraleSupélec laboratories and teams recognized in France and internationally and will focus on four key disciplines: Communications, Computer Science, Control and Decision, and Electrical Engineering.

Through its curricula and laboratories, CentraleSupélec has been one of the leading players in developing this vision, which has become essential today: the convergence of the fields of Energy and Communications. Thanks to an active support policy, RTE is creating a stable environment of partners and experts whose complementary skills enable the development of new concepts and solutions for a network combining electricity and digital technology.


Supply Chain Management Chair

Three research axes have been identified by the partners of the Supply Chain Chair. They are in line with the work that has been carried out since the creation of the chair in 2008.

  • Flexibility management

The current industrial world is characterized by an increasing level of uncertainty with more and more personalized customer expectations and the increasingly rapid change of markets.
To face these uncertainties, it is necessary, on the one hand, to reduce their amplitudes, using efficient forecasting methods and processes, and on the other hand to implement flexibility in order to face the residual uncertainties.

  • Environmental impact of the Supply Chain and sustainable development

Sustainable development has become a significant concern for public authorities and consumers.

  • Performance measurement and animation

This theme is interesting in the systems of measurement and animation of the performance of the Supply Chain of industrial or distribution companies. It covers two interdependent sub-themes:

  • The problem of the measurement of the performance: specification of the system of performance indicators allowing to evaluate effectively and globally the various activities and processes of the Supply Chain,
  • The problem of the animation of the performance: specification of the processes of animation of performance, the implied actors and their respective roles, allowing from the system of indicators set up to pilot the activities and the processes of the Supply Chain to know their level of performance and to identify the levers of improvement of these performances and the associated stakes.

Chair holder: Evren Sahin (LGI laboratory)
Partners : L'Oréal, Safran and Sefpro


Sustainable 6G Chair

The 'Sustainable 6G' Chair is based on the scientific expertise of L2S, which combines the fundamental and applied mathematical aspects of control theory, information theory and communications. This thematic diversity will enable ambitious research work to be carried out on all the layers, in order to :

  • Define a smart grid orchestration framework, combining distributed and centralised mechanisms, for a resilient, low-energy grid that is dynamically optimised on different timescales according to society's needs and operational constraints;
  • Establish paradigms for the allocation of highly distributed resources, including communications, computing and energy;
  • Develop cutting-edge technologies for the design of the physical layer: flexible, highly efficient in terms of spectrum, with low energy consumption.

Chair holder: Salah-Eddine El Ayoubi from L2S

Partners: Orange, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Fondation CentraleSupélec