Professor of Applied Mathematics (Université catholique de Louvain)
Affiliated with LIDS (Massachusetts Institute of
Distinguished Visiting Professor (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Member of the Namur Center for Complex Systems (University of Namur)
Coordinator of the Belgian IAP research network DYSCO
Belgian national coordinator for FuturICT
Department of Mathematical Engineering of the Institute ICTEAM
Research group on large graphs and networks
Louvain School of Engineering
Université catholique de Louvain
Avenue Georges Lemaître 4, boîte L4.05.01, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Phone: +32 10 47 23 81, Assistant: +32 10 47 25 97, Fax: +32 10 47 21 80
05/2013: D4D challenge: selected submissions will be presented at a special session of NetMob 2013.
05/2013: NetMob 2013: The main conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (Medialab, MIT). The conference program is now available.
03/2012: Paper "Unique in the crowd" appears in Nature Scientific Report, featured on BBC, CNN, Wired, MIT News, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, The Independent, De Standaard, RTBF, Spiegel, Die Welt.
06/2013: NetSci 2013 (Copenhagen, Denmark).
01/2013: Appointed Kokotociv Distinguished Visiting Professor at UCSB, Santa Barbara, California. (UCL News)
12/2012: Appointed IEEE Fellow for Contributions to computational analysis of systems and networks.
12/2012: Chia-Tche Chang's thesis defense on Heuristic optimization methods for three matrix problems.
11/2012: WIDS 2012: Second edition of Information and Decision in Social Networks at MIT.
08/2012: First release of Geofast.
07/2012: Hosting MIT interns in Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL News).
05/2012: Launch of DYSCO 2012-2017.
03/2012: Invited talk at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (USA), Workshop on Machine Learning.
03/2012: Gautier Kring's thesis defense on Extraction of information from large networks.
02/2012: Organizer at the Mathematisches Institut Oberwolfach (Germany), Workshop on Complex Networked Systems.
02/2012: Associate editor of a newly established journal on Data Science.
01/2012: The "Louvain method" developped in our group is now used by for running InMaps.
12/2011: Commitee member for the Nokia Mobile Data challenge.
11/2011: Launch of the Belgian Internship Program for MIT students.
10/2011: Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets and Networks, NetMob2011, Media Lab at MIT.
08/2011: National representative for the Belgian participation in the European FuturICT project (FuturICT Belgium).
07/2011: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks WIDS, MIT.
06/2011: Launch of the Seed Fund between UCL and MIT (UCL news and a report in the press).
Blondel's InMaps network produced by LinkedIn with the Louvain method