Martine De Cock, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone
253-692-4540
Campus Box
358426
Associate Professor
Phone
253-692-4540
Campus Box
358426
Degrees
Ph.D.
Computer Science
Ghent University, Belgium
2002
M.S.
Computer Science
Ghent University, Belgium
1998
Introduction

Martine De Cock holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Ghent University (Belgium). From 1998 until 2005 her activities as a research assistant and a postdoctoral fellow were supported by the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders. Currently she is an associate professor at the Institute of Technology at the University of Washington, Tacoma (USA). She worked as a visiting scholar in the BISC group at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford University (USA) and is a visiting professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics at Ghent University (Belgium). Her research interest is intelligent systems. She is a partner in N2N: A Ghent University Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

Current Research
  • 2014-present: guest professor at Ghent University
  • 2009-present: UGent-chair of the UGent-VUB alliance research group Logic Engineering www.loge.UGent.be
  • 2005-present: chair of the Computational Web Intelligence research team at Ghent University www.cwi.UGent.be
  • 2007-2013: chair of the Language Technology and Computational Intelligence association research group at Ghent University Association ltci.AUGent.be
  • Spring 2011: visiting scholar at the Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2008-2010: visiting associate professor at the Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma
Honors and Awards

Awards:

  • Best paper award at ILP2015 (25th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming) for Statistical Relational Learning with Soft Quantifiers G. Farnadi, S.H. Bach, M. Blondeel, M.-F. Moens, L. Getoor, M. De Cock
  • Best paper award in the combined IGEC/ESEP/BIO track of GECCO2013 (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference) for Solving Satisfiability in Fuzzy Logics by Mixing CMA-ES T. Brys, M. Drugan, P. A. N. Bosman, M. De Cock, A. Nowé
  • Best paper award, third place, at CICLing-2013 (14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics) for Five Languages are Better than One: an Attempt to Bypass the Data Acquisition Bottleneck for WSD E. Lefever, V. Hoste, M. De Cock
  • Best student paper award at NAFIPS2012 (31st Annual Meeting of North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society) for Solving Satisfiability in Fuzzy Logics with Evolution Strategies T. Brys, Y.-M. De Hauwere, M. De Cock, Ann Nowé
Teaching
  • TCSS343 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • TCSS555 Machine Learning
  • TCSS543 Advanced Algorithms
  • TCSS555 Data Mining
  • TCSS590 Social Networks
Scholarly Interests

Dr. De Cock's research interests are in the area of Intelligent Systems.

Please visit http://faculty.washington.edu/mdecock for an up-to-date list of her publications.

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