About us

The Knowledge Centre Data & Society (Kenniscentrum Data & Maatschappij) focuses on the interplay between data, artificial intelligence and society. The Centre enables socially responsible, ethical and legally appropriate implementations of AI in Flanders.

The Centre aims to enable Flemish companies, policymakers, regulators and citizens to achieve the greatest social and/or economic benefits of AI. For this it will bring together diverse stakeholder representative organisations and facilitate the creation of tools, advice and recommendations.

It comprises three existing research Centres: imec-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), imec-MICT (Ghent University) and the Centre for IT & IP Law (KU Leuven). The Flemish Department on Economy, Science and Innovation funds the initiative.

Het Kenniscentrum Data & Maatschappij is een samenwerking tussen 3 universitaire onderzoeksgroepen: imec-SMIT-VUB, CiTiP (KU Leuven) en imec-MICT-UGent. Het maakt deel uit van het Vlaams Beleidsplan Artificiële Intelligentie en krijgt steun van de Vlaamse overheid (EWI).

Coordination and operational leads:

Coördination

dr. Rob Heyman

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Operational Lead

Pieter Duysburgh

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imec-SMIT, VUB

imec-SMIT, VUB

Communication and Events

Gwen Franck

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imec-SMIT, VUB

Communication and projects

Willemien Laenens

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imec-SMIT, VUB

Projects

Cora van Leeuwen

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imec-SMIT, VUB

Kenniscentrum

Fellow

Prof. Dr. Sami Marhoum

imec-MICT, UGent

imec-MICT, UGent

Lead:

prof. dr. Tom Evens

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imec-MICT, UGent

Miriam Makebaplein 1

9000 Gent


imec-MICT, UGent

Ralf De Wolf

imec-MICT, UGent

Karel Vandendriessche

imec-MICT, UGent

Marijn Martens

CiTiP KU Leuven

CiTiP KU Leuven

Lead:

dr. Jan de Bruyne

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CiTiP KU Leuven

Sint-Michielsstraat 6

box 3443

3000 Leuven


CiTiP KU Leuven

Brahim Bénichou

CiTiP KU Leuven

Ellen Wauters

CiTiP KU Leuven

Thomas Gils

CiTiP KU Leuven

Koen Vranckaert