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Dr. Sebastien Foucaud

Adjunct Faculty, Plaksha University

Area of Expertise

Data Science, Machine-Learning and AI Product Development

Research Interests

  • Application of Data Science to Business
  • AI-based product development
  • Agritech
  • Entrepreneurship


Aix-Marseille University (Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophysics)

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (MSc, Astronomy & Astrophysics)

Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (Bachelors, Physics)


Driving Innovation with Data​:

Sebastien is working on a whole new way where the term Data Science is not just used to add gloss to a Company's vision and/or strategy, but actually offers meaningful business insights for evidence based decision making and actions!

From Finance to E-commerce, from Risk management to Marketing, he has applied his deep knowledge of statistics and artificial intelligence combined with Big-Data technology and advocate its potential of changing the way business is conducted, with state-of-the-art technology and algorithms revolutionising existing concepts and models in practically every area.

In his past avatar he was an astronomer, focusing on understanding the formation of galaxies and tracking their evolution over the course of time. Through his career in academia he has developed tools for analysis of several billions of objects and Petabytes of heterogeneous data, tackling the "Big"​ in "Big-Data", and built data centers, contributing to the Virtual-Observatory efforts worldwide. He has published over 120 articles in high impact-factor peer-reviewed journals (till date >10,000 citations; h-index=50)