The Gephi Consortium

Leading Gephi development


The Gephi Consortium could not exist without the continued generous support from the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the Gephi Consortium, please read how to join.

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  1. Founding Members
  2. Strategic Members
  3. Corporate Members
  4. Associate Members
  5. Other Sponsors
  6. Individual Members

Founding Members

Since its creation in 1945, Sciences Po's mission has been to act as a driving force in the development of research in the political sciences, i.e. History, Economics, Sociology, Law and Political Science. The médialab of Sciences Po takes inspiration from its famous homonym - accent and capital letter put except -, the Medialab set up by the MIT of Cambridge, USA, without in being so far its replication. The médialab is a laboratory of digital ressources centred on all the new methods of communication and production of data that the new technologies of information and communication are bringing.

The aim is to contribute to the renewal of the research in social sciences, as well in its sources, its working methods as in its manner to deal with its objects. For that, the médialab of Sciences Po intends to initiate a dialog between new technologies, research and teaching.

Linkfluence is an opinion and market research agency specialising in the observation and analysis of trends and opinions on the social web (blogs, media, forums, networks, micro-publishing, etc.). It helps clients improve their communication strategies and product innovation policies.

With offices in Paris (France) and Mannheim (Germany), linkfluence has developed proprietary cutting-edge technologies as well as valid and reliable netnography methods to better understand the stakes that are important to governments, corporations and brands within the context of a new social interaction framework for citizens and consumers. linkfluence's seasoned research directors, managers and analysts, who contribute to the agency's reputation and standing in the market research industry, work in all languages and on any geographical perimeter.


WebAtlas is a French NGO involved in Web Mapping and Data Mining, and one of the first contacts in France for Network Science studies. The Gephi project was funded at the beginning by WebAtlas in 2008.

The initial Gephi Team
  • Mathieu Bastian / www
  • Sebastien Heymann / www
  • Julian Bilcke / www
  • Mathieu Jacomy
  • Franck Ghitalla / www

Strategic Members

Strategic Members are legal entities who stand out to provide significant resources to support the Association's objectives and wish to play an active role both in setting the direction of the Association's code development activities and facilitating the use and acceptance of the Association's technology. Strategic Members commit to remain members for a minimum of three consecutive years.

Hmm No Strategic Members… yet ;-)

Corporate Members

Corporate Members are legal entities that wish to contribute to the code development activities of the Association, to participate in the planning and management of the Association's technology development process and to facilitate the use and acceptance of the Association's technology.

Disruptive technology shapes the world, defining political, military, financial, and commercial opportunities and threats. Whether originating in academic research, in National Labs, or in privately-held or public companies, these technologies can emerge with explosive impact, creating and destroying value. Quid is developing visualization tools that make these fast-moving, global technology developments visible, navigable, and understandable.

Our team brings backgrounds in engineering, finance, physics, computer science, biochemistry, and design to bear on this lacuna. Today, Quid combines novel uses of open source intelligence with hard work to identify and track the most important privately-held technology companies, worldwide. For investors, for governments, and for established technology companies, understanding the power these private companies collectively hold - their ability to change everything - is crucial to long term survival and success.

Centrée sur les relations entre Homme, Technique et Société, le laboratoire COSTECH de l'Université de Technologie de Compiègne combine une recherche conceptuelle ambitieuse et non conventionnelle avec le souci de mise à l'épreuve dans des réalisations techniques, organisationnelles et sociales. L'équipe est ainsi engagée dans de nombreux projets de terrain ou de développements technologiques : démocratie électronique, développement de systèmes de suppléance perceptive, management des connaissances et des intangibles, pilotage des risques et développement durable...

Associate Organizations

Associate Organizations are entities, such as standards organizations, research institutions, academic institutions, open source organizations, publishing organizations and other organization types, that are not eligible or desirous of membership in any category but that wishes to support the aims and objectives of the Association.

Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria's 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.

Educated at leading international universities, they creatively integrate basic research with applied research and dedicate themselves to solving real problems, collaborating with the main players in public and private research in France and abroad and transferring the fruits of their work to innovative companies. The researchers at Inria published over 4,800 articles in 2010. They are behind over 270 active patents and 105 start-ups. In 2010, Inria's budget came to 252.5 million euros, 26% of which represented its own resources.

The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) is part of the School of Informatics and Computing and the Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University. The center supports and enhances the research efforts of the complex systems group, which has been active within the School since 2004. CNetS is meant to foster interdisciplinary research in all areas related to complex networks and systems. On this website you can find information on CNetS faculty, research groups, and their activities.

Neo4j is a high-performance, NOSQL graph database with all the features of a mature and robust database. With neo4j you can use graph structures in production scenarios while enjoying the flexibility of the data model as you know it from tools like Gephi.

The Neo4j Gephi plugin, developed originally by Martin Skurla during the Google Summer of Code 2010, adds support for loading all or parts of a graph from Neo4j. You can open a Neo4j database directory and manipulate the graph as any other Gephi graph. You can also export any graph into Neo4j database, you can filter import or export and you can use debugging as well as lazy loading support.

Neo Technology delivers Neo4j, the world's leading graph database. With high performance and scalability, it is the industry's only NOSQL database for solving the complex, connected data challenges that enterprises face today.

Nodus Labs is a creative bureau dedicated to researching communities, communication, and human interfaces through the frameworks of complexity theory, network science, and artistic practice. We develop ThisIsLike.Com – an online mnemonic network that can be used by anyone to retain and share their knowledge and that we regularly do talks on analyzing one's social networks, creating strong temporary communities, and write research on sustainable communities structures mainly for the arts field.

We actively use Gephi in our work and are dedicated to helping develop and publicize this software as we believe it's a great user-friendly tool that can help people tackle such a difficult but omnipresent subject as networks in such an easy way.

SocioPatterns is an interdisciplinary research project that adopts this data-driven methodology with the aim of uncovering fundamental patterns in social dynamics and coordinated human activity.

To achieve its scientific goals, the SocioPatterns project also contributes to the development of new technologies for collecting relevant data. In particular, the projects supports the development of the SocioPatterns sensing platform, which uses wireless wearable sensors to gather longitudinal data on human mobility and face-to-face proximity in real-world environments. The SocioPatterns team also works on developing tools and techniques to represent, analyze and visualize the collected data.

Before research universities and disciplinary colloquia, scholars depended largely on correspondence networks for the dissemination and exchange of ideas. These informal communities, collectively known as the Republic of Letters, pose considerable challenges to the modern historian, as their contours blur and shift over time. With the help of advanced visualization techniques, this project is literally "mapping" the Republic of Letters, by plotting the geographic data for the senders and receivers of correspondences. These maps will allow researchers to perceive the larger patterns of intellectual exchange in the early-modern world and raise new questions about the importance of places, nations, and cities, in the circulation of knowledge.

Le « Programme d'études sur l'usage des TIC dans les migrations » (ou «TIC-Migrations»), dirigé par Dana Diminescu, est un programme de recherche explorant l'impact des nouvelles technologies sur le monde des migrants (parcours, relations, rapports avec le pays d'origine et avec le pays d'accueil…). The Gephi project started in their office.

Other Sponsors

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 3300 students and more than 5,000 mentors & co-mentors from nearly 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code.

L'Institut des Systèmes Complexes – Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF) rassemble des chercheurs issus de disciplines différentes et qui souhaitent travailler ensemble sur la problématique des systèmes complexes. Véritable tête de pont d'un réseau qui regroupe tous les acteurs académiques et privés concernés par la science des systèmes complexes, l'ISC créé de nouveaux liens au-delà des frontières des laboratoires et des centres R&D.

The Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the best and most innovative projects using the Java platform. Winners are selected by Oracle's Java technology leadership team. Judging is based on the innovation and creativity of the Java technology-based applications and services, including Web applications and tools, mobile applications and services, games, and card-based applications.

Individual Members

Individual Members are individuals such as free-lancers, students and technology enthusiasts who share the goals of the Consortium.

  • Clément Levallois / www
  • Dmitry Paranyushkin / www

Membership Categories

Learn more about the fees, rights and duties of the different categories of membership on this page.