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. He finished secondary school at the KA Ninove and received a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Ghent University where his master thesis was on optimizing primary disk organization for databases. He also completed a PhD in Applied Sciences at Ghent University 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). Previously, he worked as consultant in data and knowledge engineering for private companies like NMBS and Fabricom.