Data analysis and applications in signal and image processing



The objective of this specialisation is to train multidisciplinary engineers to design and implement methodological and algorithmic solutions to data processing problems in various industrial application fields.

The courses are based on the theory and the practice of methods from computational statistics, applied mathematics, signal and image processing, as well as applied computer science and scientific computing. These courses also offer application-oriented content from healthcare, research and development, imaging science, information and communication technology.

This specialisation confers Centrale engineers the skills needed for a professional orientation to research and innovation in industrial and academic fields related to data sciences, audio engineering, industrial imaging, decision support and biomedical engineering.

List of Courses

Autumn Semester

  • Scientific computing and numerical optimization
  • Signal representation and analysis
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Statistical data modelling and analysis
  • Machine learning theory and practice
  • Systems identification and signal filtering
  • Imaging and inverse methods
  • Biomedical signal analysis
  • Project in signal and image processing

Spring Semester

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Audio content analysis and Information Retrieval
  • Multimodal data analysis
  • R&D applications
  • Project in signal and image processing



Examples of past projects

  • Real-time processing of audio signals
  • Optimization algorithms for ultrasonic waves
  • Hyperspectral image analysis of the coastline to identify plant species
  • Brain-computer interfaces using Emotiv electroencephalographic headsets

Examples of past internships

  • Implementation of the MAP GMSK loop, Zodiac Data Systems
  • Voice and gesture control for sound design tools, Genesis, Aix-en-Provence
  • Optimization and line checking of fuel mixtures, Total, Lyon
  • Algorithms for structured illumination microscopy, Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany

Sectors of activity and employment prospects

The expertise acquired through this specialisation affords opportunities for engineers across a broad range of industrial sectors: ICT, biomedical engineering, sound and multi-media as well as the automotive and aeronautics sectors.
Published on November 2, 2015 Updated on January 23, 2018