CentraleSupélec is an internationally-reputed Higher Education and Research Institution. Its excellence lies in its combination of fundamental and applied sciences for innovation with societal impact. For almost two centuries, CentraleSupélec's top engineers have been practicing their skills and knowledge for the development of corporate institutions and public organizations.


CentraleSupélec strives for becoming a worldwide recognized teaching institution. To achieve this goal, it relies on excellence in basic science and applied sciences such as maths, physics, IT, engineer sciences, energetics, process, mechanics and industrial engineering.


Back to the Space & Shake days

Research Published on 03/25/2019

The Paris-Saclay campus was the setting for a magnificent day dedicated to space on March 8, which brought together the CentraleSupélec community (alumni, students, professors, researchers) around Ms. Gwynne Shotwell (see photo opposite) president of SpaceX. In the afternoon, presentations and discussions of major space projects led by alumni and students took place, including Thales Alenia Space, European Space Agency - ESA, Airbus Group Inc. Defense and Space, CentraleSupélec's CubeSat laboratory and space startups founded by our alumni students.


'Space & Shake' meetings on March, the 13th

Research Published on 02/26/2019

The School is organising on March, the 13th the 'Space & Shake' meetings that will bring together the entire space community of Centrale Supélec (alumni, students, professors, researchers) around Ms. Gwynn Shotwell, president of SpaceX. In the afternoon, presentations and discussions of major space projects by alumni and students will take place with Thales Alenia Space, European Space Agency - ESA, Airbus Group Inc. Defense and Space, CentraleSupélec’s CubeSat Laboratory and space startups founded by our students-alumni.

Researcher Merouane Debbah spotted

Research Published on 11/29/2018

List of Highly Cited Researchers 2018 has been released and researcher Merouane Debbah is spotted. Congrats to him!

The award recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of many highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics.

Our Professor Fragkiskos Malliaros from CVN laboratory awarded

Research Published on 06/19/2018

The work of our Professor Fragkiskos Malliaros from our CVN laboratory along with Konstantinos Skianis (Ph.D. Student at LIX, Ecole Polytechnique)  and Michalis Vazirgiannis (Professor at LIX, Ecole Polytechnique) on graph-based text categorization received the best paper award at the the Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics held in New Orleans, USA, June 1 to June 6, 2018.

Title of the paper: 'Fusing Document, Collection and Label Graph-based Representations with Word Embeddings for Text Classification'.

Summary: With the rapid growth of social media and networking platforms, the available textual resources have been increased. Text categorization refers to the machine learning task of assigning a document to a set of two or more predefined categories (or classes). A particularly well-known application is the one of sentiment analysis, i.e., the process of computationally identifying and categorizing opinions expressed in a piece of text (e.g., positive, negative, or neutral). The goal of our work is to use graph mining techniques to enhance the task of text categorization. Building upon the fact that graphs can be used to represent textual content, in our work we propose a graph-based framework for text categorization. In particular, we extract graphs from text, where the nodes correspond to terms and the edges capture term co-occurrence relationships –- addressing the term-independence assumption widely considered in many natural language processing tasks. Our methods outperform existing text categorization approaches in various applications (e.g., subjectivity detection and opinion mining in movie reviews), and could further be applied in other text analytics domains, such as the ones of information retrieval and web search.



Gustave Roussy Institute and CentraleSupélec signed an agreement to strengthen their partnership in the field of big data and artificial intelligence in cancer research.

Research Published on 02/22/2018

Gustave Roussy Institute and CentraleSupélec have signed an agreement to strengthen their partnership in the field of big data and artificial intelligence in cancer research.

Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, came to Gustave Roussy on Friday February 9 to meet the researchers. They pointed to the crucial role of big data and artificial intelligence in cancer research. It materialized in the signing of a framework agreement between CentraleSupélec and Gustave Roussy in the presence of the Minister. During her visit to the building dedicated to molecular medicine, they also shared on integrative research. As an integrated center for research, care and education, Gustave Roussy promotes the alliance of fundamental, translational and clinical research to bring therapeutic innovation to all its patients at all levels.

The framework agreement which was signed in the presence of the Minister by Prof. Alexander Eggermont, Managing Director of Gustave Roussy and Estelle Iacona, Deputy Director General in Education and Research, formalizes an already active collaboration between the two institutions. Engaged in a strong partnership policy, the two institutions share a common ambition for their development prospects in the interdisciplinary field of medical research, more specifically that of cancer research.

This agreement sets a framework to further unite the forces in training and research of CentraleSupélec and Gustave Roussy. This is to promote interdisciplinarity and to develop joint research projects and actions in the various spheres of laboratories expertise.
Indeed, medical research, particularly in the field of cancer, covers a wide scientific area as to the diversity and complexity of the systems studied, the understanding of the phenomena that characterize them and the formulation of the scientific questions that arise from them. It therefore calls for the full range of scientific and technological disciplines and skills, from exact and experimental sciences to human and social sciences.

The collaboration between Gustave Roussy and CentraleSupélec has several objectives:

  • encourage the regular exchange of information on the activities of both institutions and improve dissemination of knowledge
  • develop research around concrete projects; the teams will collaborate on projects such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Radiomics, or even 3D images
  • strengthen the skills acquisition of CentraleSupélec students
  • promote cooperation in transfer and valorization for socio-economic applications
  • encourage an "entrepreneurship" approach around the theme of health data and cancer treatment valorization.

This rapprochement will also result in courses participation, joint seminars, or even joint education at the crossroads of medicine and engineering sciences.

The Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation has acknowledged the rapprochement between the two institutions and the interdisciplinarity that links them in their objective of serving research and fighting against cancer.

Conference about Metagenomics on Gif campus

Research Published on 02/02/2018

Alesandra Cervino from Enterome and Frédéric Magoulès (MICS laboratory) organize the fifth edition of the P-MAG conference on February 2nd on Gif campus.

Metagenomics is the study of the genetic material contained in environmental samples. With recent advances in sequencing technologies, the field has literally exploded and contributed largely to a better understanding of the role of bacteria in environmental samples such as soil and ocean water as well as human health. In particular, the gut microbiome has revealed itself to be a key player in maintaining human health and wellbeing. Whether using a single gene “16s” based approach or random shotgun sequencing, large amounts of sequencing data are generated for each sample and analysis of such data is challenging with the need for new computational tools and methods.

Paris has been at the heart of shotgun based metagenomics, with pioneering work being performed at MetaGenoPolis, INRA. To maintain its leadership position in the field and to ensure an open communication amongst bioinformaticians and biostatisticians working with microbiome data across industry and academia, the P-MAG group was created in 2014. The group currently includes over 40 members that meet about twice a year to hear about research going on in Paris and also some key international speakers. The managing committee is made up of academics (Institut Pasteur, MGP) and industry scientists (Luxia Scientific, Enterome).

The fifth edition of P-MAGwill bring together computer scientists, statisticians and researchers working on microbiome data and primarily based in the Paris region.


Data chair launched with Givaudan

Research Published on 02/01/2018

Data Sciences dedicated to flavours and fragrances

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 advanced Machine Learning techniques adapted to such data.

Frédéric Pascal, professor of L2S laboratory and chairholder:

Fabien Jaunault, IT/Digital head of Givaudan:

Violeta Roizman, pHd student:

RTE and CentraleSupélec sign a research chair on the contributions of digital technologies for electrical systems

Research Published on 06/28/2017

RTE and CentraleSupélec signed a new five year academic partnership. Its objective: to study  the  potential  offered  by  digital  technologies  for  the  management  of  the electrical system. For several years, RTE has been studying the potential of digital technologies in the management of the electrical  system. 

Thanks  to  its  close  scientific  and  pedagogical  relationship  with  CentraleSupélec,  RTE wished  to  reinforce  this  collaboration  and  put  this  new  partnership  on  a  long-term  basis  in  order  to accelerate  its  innovation  processes  and  benefit  from  the  scientific  expertise  of leading research  teams with which to interact in the field of engineering sciences. In this context, a five-year research chair has been signed.

Professor Marc Sciammana awarded as one of the IEEE Photonics Distinguished Lecturers

Research Published on 06/19/2017

Professor/Researcher Marc Sciamanna has been awarded as one of the IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer.

The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program was designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics and to enhance the technical programs of the IEEE Photonics Society Chapters.

Chapters may request Distinguished Lecturers to present at chapter meetings, chapter-related events or technically co-sponsored conferences organized by a chapter. Lecturers are selected each term (July 1-June 30) with some lecturers extending for a second term.

Celebrating 10 Years of Advancing eSystems Engineering Research and Development

Research Published on 06/14/2017

The 10th International Conference on the Developments on eSystems Engineering will be held from the 14th to 16th June 2017 on CentraleSupélec Gif campus. Currently a high level of interest is being generated through the development of a wide end varied range of eSystems. There are many high profile projects, all around the world, seeking to transfer many services and facilities into state-of-the-art electronic technologies. DeSE’2017, which will be held in Paris and will cover a mix of topics aimed to address current research issues in the design, engineering and adoption of eSystems. DeSE’2017 conference comprises of stimulating tracks:

- Track 1: e-Learning (Technology Enhanced Learning)
- Track 2: e-Government systems, Autonomic computing and AI
- Track 3: e-Business and Management
- Track 4: e-Health and e-Medicine
- Track 5: e-Science and Technology
- Track 6: e-Security and e-Forensics
- Track 7: e-Entertainment and Creative Technologies
- Track 8: e-Networking and Wireless Environments
- Track 9: e-Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligent Living
- Track 10: Green and Sustainable Technologies
- Track 11: e-Culture and Digital Society
- Track 12: e-Sport and Exercise Sciences; the growing need for analytical analysis
- Track 13: e-Systems Engineering (Main Stream)Special Session: Smart Sensors and their Applications
- Special Session: Machine learning and neuroscience applied to real world learning and self-development
- Special Session: Internet of Everything (IoE)
- Special Session: Advanced Robotics