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Careers in Data Science: Kirk Ocke, PARC

November 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
1400 Wegmans Hall (Auditorium), River Campus

Kick Ocke
Senior Data Scientist and Software Engineer at PARC, a Xerox Corp. company

Kirk Ocke, formerly an adjunct professor of data science at the University of Rochester, will discuss his career path and trends in data science.

Mr. Ocke develops innovative solutions in the areas of data science and workflow automation. PARC provides custom R&D services, best practices and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, start-ups, government agencies and partners. The company creates new business options, accelerates time to market and augments internal capabilities for its clients.

Mr. Ocke’s current areas of research include predicting the payment patterns, and other behaviors, of participants in child support cases, along with adapting lean and agile software development techniques for use in a research organization. His areas of expertise and interest include: applied data science, predictive analytics, lean/agile software development, workflow automation and automated reasoning.

Prior to joining Conduent, Mr. Ocke worked at Xerox for 25 years; moving to PARC, a Xerox company in 2014. He started his career as a software engineer in product and development working on network and printing protocols and in 1998 moved to Xerox research where he spent the next several years helping develop industry wide printing and workflow technologies such as the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and the Job Definition Format (JDF). In recent years his work has focused on data analytics projects in the field of child support case management.

Mr. Ocke earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics from St. John Fisher College and his M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a certified scrum master, holds 17 patents, and is a co-author of 3 RFCs on the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).

Pizza Lunch will be served.


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