Efrei and Esigetel’s research laboratories have combined to form a single scientific interest group called AllianSTIC. Within this group, teacher-researchers are working toward advances in several growing fields of research.
Since the mobile communication boom at the end the nineties, IT has revolutionized the medical industry and brought about innovative solutions for the care and treatment of a population whose life expectancy has increased considerably during the post-war decades. By 2020, seniors will make up around a quarter of the European Union and it is estimated that 15 million French citizens will be affected by chronic disease because of their increased life-spans (diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, heart and respiratory failure, etc.). The need for appropriate care and treatment is growing and, in recognition of this, the French government has placed the advancement of e-health among the six core issues of the French General Committee for Industry. It has become also one of the four priority issues of the Federation of Electric, Electronic and Communication Industries (FIEEC). These assessments from the government and the industrial sector strongly reaffirm our work in this domain.
Information systems are at the heart of every business and sector of activity. They allow for the processing, circulation, storage, management and control of a continually growing amount of data. Faced with the ever-increasing number of needs from users, industry and researchers are coming up with reliable solutions which will ensure that access to pertinent information is achieved more and more easily in an increasingly faster manner.
The pervasiveness, vitality and complexity of the Web have all contributed to its success and popularity as well as its weaknesses. As confidentiality and information technology attempt to coexist, network security has become a major concern for all web users. This issue is even more pressing in the healthcare sector where information about a patient’s condition is shuffled between various actors (on-call doctors, family practitioners, specialists, etc.) via the Internet, an inherently unreliable network.
Finding IT and network security solutions for the healthcare industry is at the heart of our research. AllianSTIC is currently working alongside a large number of academic and industrial partners on several national (ANR) and international (FP7) projects.
For further information on AllianSTIC, please visit the group's website.
International students from partner universities have the option to conduct research at Efrei by working alongside professors in multicultural student teams on various ongoing projects. Our faculty welcomes graduate and undergraduate candidates for a research internship of one to two semesters.
“Efrei provided me with the opportunity to work on a state-of-the-art design for innovative computer interfaces. With its well-equipped laboratories and dedicated team of researchers, the experience at Efrei helped me to significantly develop my academic skills. I am greatly indebted to Efrei for having made my project, the most amazing experience worth living!” Anmol Sharma, Research student, Vellore Institute of Technology, India, 2010
“My team and I worked on a framework for multimedia content on the Internet. I really enjoyed learning how to work effectively in a team. The best part was that we had the chance to present our work at the DoncEng 2010 conference in Manchester.” Joan Romano Montserrat, FIB, Barcelona, Spain, 2010