Bacry Emmanuel

Machine learning

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Emmanuel Bacry

Short bio

Senior Researcher CNRS (2016-), Chief Scientific Officer of the Health Data Hub (2019-), Head of Health/Data projects, Ecole Polytechnique (2019- ), Head of Data Science & Big Data Initiative and Associate professor at Ecole Polytechnique (2014-2019).

Topics of interest

Machine learning, Point processes, Big data, Health

Project in Prairie

Emmanuel Bacry will work on AI algorithms applied to longitudinal data with a focus on healthcare data of the SNDS database. He will work on various applications such as detecting weak signals in pharmacoepidemiology or optimization of health pathways of a given pathology, developed in close collaboration with CNAM and the Health Data Hub.


The SNDS database is a unique medico-administrative health database. It is one of the largest in the world (>65 million people, >200Tb). Though it contains no clinical data, it is very rich, and can contribute to major applications with strong potential impacts on health and/or on economy of health. Moreover, thanks to the Health Data Hub, this database will be soon enriched by large amount of clinical databases. Working on these very large databases is complex but extremely exciting.