FuturICT is a European consortium whose aim is to lift our knowledge of social and economic systems to a new level of understanding, thereby enabling us to discover promising paths towards a sustainable future. This understanding will be leveraged to develop a new generation of information and communication technologies (ICT), combining data with models in order to solve the grand challenges humanity is facing.

Our group in Belgium carries out theoretical and industry-driven research in the broad fields of data mining for graphs and networks. We focus on fundamental computational challenges raised by large networks, including data-mining, web-searching, knowledge representation, semantic web, analysis of large social networks, privacy/security in data integration, dynamical properties of large networks, etc.