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Scott Dick

Professor, Director of Computer Engineering

Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Me

Scott Dick received his B.Sc. degree in 1997, his M.Sc. degree in 1999, and his Ph.D. in 2002, all from the University of South Florida. His Ph.D. dissertation received the USF Outstanding Dissertation Prize in 2003. He was an Assistant Professor from 2002 - 2008, an Associate Professor from 2008 - 2018, and a Professor since 2018, all with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. He has also been the Program Director for Computer Engineering since 2017. Dr. Dick has published 80 scientific articles in journals and conferences, and is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and ASEE.


Research

Research Interests

Dr. Dick’s research interests are broadly in the areas of computational intelligence (fuzzy logic and neural networks), machine learning, and data mining, as well as the interdisciplinary application of these technologies. His main theoretical interests are in multivalued logics (particularly the new area of "complex fuzzy logic"), and deep learning approaches based on them. Some of his past applied research includes software reliability, proteomics, and livestock disease surveillance. Ongoing applied research projects include condition monitoring in pipelines and electric motors, process modeling for the oil sands, Smart Grid applications, and railway operations optimization.