The DATAIA Paris-Saclay Institute
Selected by the "Convergence Institutes" call for projects launched by the French National Research Agency (ANR) in 2017, the DATAIA Institute has brought together the AI expertise of the Paris-Saclay ecosystem in order to strengthen the interdisciplinary collaboration of institutions in data science and AI, and their societal impacts.
As of January 1, 2021, the Institute is repositioning itself and refocusing its activities on the Université Paris-Saclay's pole of excellence by becoming the leader of the University's strategy in artificial intelligence, research and training.
France’s leading ecosystem in artificial intelligence, DATAIA's objective is to unite and structure multidisciplinary expertise to develop cutting-edge research in data science in conjunction with other disciplines, such as Social Sciences. It now mobilizes more than 1,200 researchers and teacher-researchers from forty-two laboratories within the perimeter of Université Paris-Saclay.
The Institute has been involved with PRAIRIE (PaRis Artificial Intelligence Research InstitutE) and SCAI (Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence) in the creation of a Parisian unit of the ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) European network, and collaborates with several international and industrial partners.
Université Paris-Saclay brings together ten constituent faculties and institutions, four Grandes Écoles, the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, two associate institutions and shared laboratories with six national research organisations.
Paris-Saclay University offers students prestigious programmes that enhance their knowledge in various scientific and economic fields, both in academic laboratories and in the socio-economic world or specific professional sectors (teaching, legal careers, health professions, services, etc.).
Université Paris-Saclay and its members distinguish themselves in a large number of disciplines, propelling the university to 1st place among French universities in 12 fields, to 1st place in Europe in Physics and 1st place in the world in Mathematics, and to 14th place in the world in all disciplines combined.