Monte Hancock

Chief Cognitive Research Scientist, Essex Scientific Systems Group

Monte Hancock has been working in industrial applications of mathematics since 1979, and has over thirty years of experience teaching university mathematics and computer science.

Monte's academic career includes positions at four colleges or universities. He has served on the adjunct faculty in Mathematics and Computer Science at Rollins College for 21 years, where he was the 1999 recipient of the prestigious Christa McAuliffe Teaching Award ; he heads the Masters' Degree Program in Computer Science for the Space Coast Region of Webster University; he designed four mathematics courses for the University of Florida's Distance Learning Program; and was Adjunct Instructor in Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University.

Monte also serves as Director of the Science Program at New Covenant Christian School, and was Industry Evaluator and/or an instructor for the Florida Governor's Gifted Student Program in 2001 - 2005.

Monte is a founding member of the Florida Institute of Technology Computing Alliance, and Co-Chairman of the Brevard Community College Technology Advisory Panel.

Monte's professional career spans two decades of increasingly responsible positions in software engineering and algorithm development. He served for 16 years as Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Development for CSI, inc., and is now Chief Cognitive Research Scientist for Essex Scientific Systems Group, where his principal research interest is in artificial intelligence applications for data mining (pattern recognition, predictive modeling). He has served as Principal Investigator / Technical Lead on many data mining efforts for both government and industry (target detection, signal identification, voice processing, image processing, CRM [fraud detection, attrition prediction], insurance liability estimation, resource management, process optimization, etc.)

Monte has served on two occasions as a technical reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and is mathematical reviewer on the Missile Defense Agency's Hercules White Team.