By empowering people to take control of their own data, we create a sustainable ecosystem of unprecedented innovation. The future belongs not to data harvesters, but to smart reusers.Ruben Verborgh
I’m a Professor of Decentralized Web Technology at IDLab of Ghent University – imec and a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School within the University of Oxford. I’m also a Solid Ecosystem Architect for Inrupt and an advisor to other companies. From this hybrid academic and industrial perspective, my professional goal is to support Solid on its mission to inspire, transform, and reshape our data-driven society.
As a computer scientist, I investigate how decentralized knowledge graphs on the Web can lead us into the post-Big Data era, where companies realize that data harvesting as a business model is a dead end. The future consists of lots of small data that is linked. People will be in control of where they store their data and with whom they share it, independently of the services they use. I’m researching and implementing technologies that enable us to effect this socio-economic change on both a local and a global scale.
Discover my ongoing research through my recent publications:
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Consent Management in Online Services, Networks and Things
Proceedings of the 20th International Semantic Web Conference
Proceedings of the 60th FITCE Communication Days Congress for ICT Professionals
Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Semantics for Transport
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