Stephan Clémençon holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris 7 Denis Diderot and is currently a professor-researcher in applied mathematics and statistical learning at Télécom Paris. He leads the S2A (Statistics, Signal and Learning) research team and is in charge of the Big Data Specialized Master’s programme. His main research contributions are in the field of Machine Learning, stochastic processes and non-parametric statistics. Stephan has also worked with companies in various fields, ranging from finance to security through energy, transportations or medicine for instance.
What motivates you in your daily work as a data expert?
What I appreciate most is the interdisciplinary nature of this work, it gives me the opportunity to work on a great diversity of applications, I never get bored!
What does datacraft bring you?
As a researcher in applied mathematics, I am much interested in observing concrete applications of mathematics. To me, datacraft is a very nice place where ideas, knowledge and problems can be exchanged and where practitioners may possibly offer me a perspective on the current limits of the state-of-the-art in data science and stimulate my research activity.