My name is Sofie Van Hoecke. I graduated from the Engineering Department from the Ghent University in 2003. Following up on my studies in computer science, I achieved a PhD in computer science engineering at the Department of Information Technology at the same university. After being a postdoctoral research engineer at the Department of Information Technology, I started as lecturer ICT and ICT research coordinator at the University College West-Flanders. Currently, I am assistant professor at Ghent University and senior researcher at Data Science Lab, Ghent University-iMinds.
In my free time, I am a coach at CoderDojo Tielt where we learn kids working with Scratch, Makey Makey, Blender, Arduino and more.
My specialties are: Design and performance modeling of distributed architectures, QoS brokering, Service Oriented Architectures, eHealth, novel services, multi-sensor architectures, condition monitoring.