Associate Prof., Electrical and Computer Engineering
UC San Diego
Gert Lanckriet joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UCSD in September 2005, where he currently heads the Computer Audition Laboratory (CALab) and leads an interdepartmental group on Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (COSMAL). He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 respectively 2005. He received the Electrical Engineering degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 2000. He was awarded the SIAM Optimization Prize in 2008 and is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship, an IBM Faculty Award, an NSF CAREER Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. In 2011, MIT Technology Review named him one of the 35 top young technology innovators in the world (TR35). He teaches a core undergraduate level course in electrical engineering, and graduate level courses in convex optimization and machine learning.