Just by looking at our MSc programmes, you know that Data Science and Big Data need and love applied mathematics.
As such, we had to find a mathematician who also had the love of applying his talents in their industrial applications.
Who else could it be than Pr Jacques Blum a CNRS Bronze medalist, Blaise Pascal and Seymour Cray awards recipient and Scientific Board Chairman for the High-Performance Computing Centre, UniversitÃ© Nice Sophia-Antipolis?
Jacques has dedicated his life to using mathematics for real-life projects: plasma physics for nuclear fusion, oceanography, meteorology, biology -you name it, he has unfolded his partial differential equations there!
You can find his mini-bio on our Scientific Advisory Board page and his full CV here.
Dear Jacques, it's a real honour for Data ScienceTech Institute to have you onboard, and dear Students, get ready to face his mathematics!