Ivo Couckuyt

Ivo Couckuyt

Position

Post-Doctoral researcher at the Department of Information Technology (INTEC)

Coordinates

mail  Ghent University
> Department of Information Technology (INTEC)
>>  UGent-INTEC/IBCN - iMinds
iGent, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15,
B-9052 Gent, Belgium
phone +32 (0)9 331 48 91
fax +32 (0)9 331 48 99
email ivo.couckuyt - @ - intec.ugent.be

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Biography

Ivo Couckuyt received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp (UA) in 2007.
In October 2007 he joined the research group Computer Modeling and Simulation (COMS) (now merged with CoMP), supported by a research project of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen). Since January 2009 he is active as a PhD student in the research group Internet Based Communication Networks and Services (IBCN) at Ghent University, where he obtained the PhD degree in 2013. He is currently working as an FWO post-doctoral research fellow in the IBCN research group of the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) in the Faculty of Engineering at Ghent University, Belgium.

Research interests

  • Global and local Surrogate modeling (metamodeling) and its application to solve real world problems
  • Optimization of expensive functions
  • Inverse models
  • Evolutionary Computing (Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Strategies,...)
  • Sampling strategies
  • Grid computing

I am also the main developer and project manager of the SUrrogate MOdeling (SUMO) Toolbox, used in many institutions for design space exploration and optimization.

Publications

Refereed publications