CNR, the Italian National Research Council, is the main public Italian research institution, it employs more than 4000 researchers in 100 Institutes across Italy. CNR participates to this project with the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell Informazione “A.Faedo” (ISTI), in particular with the KDD-Lab group.
KDD-Lab, founded in 1996, is aimed at pursuing fundamental research, strategic applications and higher education in the area of Knowledge discovery and Data Mining and is a joint initiative with University of Pisa. It is today a leading research hub on mobility data mining and privacy preserving data mining, becoming a reference not only for the international research community but also for leading industrial and public operators, such as telecom providers (Orange, Wind, Telecom Italia) and mobility agencies of regional and municipal administrations. KDD-Lab has also created novel methods for mining social networks, aimed at discovering patterns, evolutionary rules, community structure and predictive rules. KDD-Lab led and participated to a stream of FET-Open projects on big data and social mining.