Internships on data and societal issues

on the July 15, 2020

The Grenoble Alpes Data Institute launched an interdisciplinary call on ethical, environmental and societal practices and issues of data processing. Edwige De Colnet began her internship on May at the GIPSA-Lab. And Julie Thieulin began her internship on March at the LJK.
Edwige De Colnet is a student at INSA Rennes in electronics and industrial computing. She began an internship at the GIPSA-Lab on an interdisciplinary project. She is under the supervision of Paolo Frasca (GIPSA-Lab), control scientist with a background in applied mathematics and Tommaso Venturini (Centre Internet et Société, CNRS Paris), social scientist and new media scholar.
Edwige is working on observing filter bubbles in online shopping. She began her data analysis work on data sets provided by CDiscount, which record received promotional messages and purchases made by groups of customers. Personalized algorithms based on previous behaviors are used to filter and recommend digital contents that will be send by email. The scientific objective is to highlight the effects of promotional messages on purchases and more specifically on the variety of purchased products. The hypothesis is that personalized promotional messages can reduce the diversity of purchases.

Julie Thieulin is a Master 2 student at the Université Grenoble Alpes in statistics and data science. She is working under the supervision of Rémy Drouilhet (LJK) on creating a tool to assist in the dissemination of information. After two humanitarian missions in Benin, with an association that intervenes in villages through medical and educational missions, Julie realized that their accessibility to information was very limited. They generate a lot of data such as information about each patient or pharmacy stocks but they don't have the means to exploit them. The scientific objective is thus to create an application that can be used by the association to collect and process data. Julie’s goal is to help this association to exploit data in order to improve the inhabitants’ health. This application can be used by other humanitarian associations.

Other internship opportunities are still available. Please find the internship projects here. If you are interested but the offer is not online, please contact us : data.institute@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Published on July 15, 2020