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Centrale Lille, advanced training in "Big Data" and "data analytics" !

Big data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process them using traditional data processing applications. The challenges include analysis, capture, curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and privacy violations.

Centrale Lille, one of the top engineering schools in France is teaching one of the first Master programs in Decision Analysis & Data making (DAD) to prepare high level engineers to the Big Data revolution. 

A dense and top level content is taught to 24 selected and reactive students. The courses introduce state of the art data analytics approaches both from the theoretical and the applied sides with lots of labs. In parallel, our students can attend a Master 2 in Probability & Statistics in partnership with University Lille 1. Our engineers can improve their computer science and mathematical skills thanks to an innovative pedagogy (challenges, active research...), personal projects and a deep contact with specialized companies. 

Highly connected to research, this DAD program is made possible in Lille thanks to the presence of a strong community of researchers from several CNRS & INRIA labs. Besides programming, machine learning and statistical modeling, students get familiar with business analytics, image processing... Forthcoming courses will include Hadoop, data privacy... 

Feeding industry & research with Big Data experts, DAD'ers are recruited in top level Big Data companies in France and abroad.

Centrale Lille, with Pierre Chaisnais, Assistant Professor and Supervisor of option DAD, have been selected to receive a 2014 IBM Faculty Award.

This award is highly competitive and recognizes the quality of our DAD program and its importance for IBM.

The IBM Faculty Awards program aims to encourage collaboration between researchers from major universities and specialists in research and development at IBM, but also to promote innovation in teaching and training materials to stimulate growth in disciplines and strategic areas for IBM.

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