The Network and Computer Science Department (INFRES) of Télécom ParisTech covers all areas of computer science that are concerned with infrastructure, with systems, and with digital networks. Particular emphasis is put on mathematical models in the area of stochastics, information theory, cryptography, and discrete mathematics. Another focus is on the architectures of systems and services, including their concepts, their engineering, and the IT tools. Finally, the department does research on communication methods (network architectures and communication protocols) for the networks of the future. These include the Internet, telecommunications networks, ad hoc access networks, sensor networks, and RFID networks.
The department sees its research activity at the confluence of computing and telecommunication, in which knowledge, communication, and computation complement each other.
The department comprises 62 researchers in 5 research groups :