Guy De Tré is currently Head of the Database, Document and Content Management (DDCM) research group, belonging to the Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University. After finishing secondary school at the KA Ninove he studied at Ghent University receiving a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science with a master thesis on optimizing primary disk organization for databases. After finishing his master studies, he worked as consultant in data and knowledge engineering for private and public companies like NMBS and Fabricom.
Since January 1996 he is employed at Ghent University where he obtained a PhD in Applied Sciences with a thesis on the handing of imperfect information in database systems. In 2002 he was visiting researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France) and the Systems Research Institute (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland). In 2004 Guy became tenured docent (assistant professor) at Ghent University and co-established DDCM. In 2010 he became head docent (associate professor).
His research activities are centred on computational intelligence in information management systems, including fundamental research on uncertainty handling, multi-valued logics and spatio-temporal modelling and applied research on, among others, data science (NoSQL databases), information fusion, flexible querying, decision support, data quality, and unstructured data.
He is (co)author of more than scientific 270 publications including 19 books, 35 book chapters and 80 journal papers. His work has been awarded with 5 best paper awards on international conferences. He is area editor of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and member of the editorial board of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and Information Fusion. He is board member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) and is the scientific coordinator of the post academic tracks on “Big Data” and “Big Data hands-on” of the Ghent University Academy for Engineers (UGain).