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Volt’s Dr. James McCaffrey to Present Research on Use of Bayes Predictive Techniques for Developers at DevIntersection Conference
By: Business Wire
Dec. 6, 2012 12:37 PM
Volt Technical Resources, a staffing business of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., today announced that Dr. James McCaffrey, Associate Vice President, will present new research at the 2012 DevIntersection Conference to be held December 9-12 in Las Vegas. Dr. McCaffrey will deliver a special session on December 11, entitled “Easy Naive Bayes Predictions for Developers.”
McCaffrey's presentation will highlight new software development techniques for Bayesian inference – mathematical techniques based on probability that can be used for predictive analytics. “Bayesian inference has been studied for many years in academia,” commented McCaffrey. “But there is a big gap between the mathematical theory and the ability to implement practical software systems that work with Big Data. Software systems that use Naive Bayes inference have a wide range of potential applications such as advanced predictive analytics for health systems and analyses of financial systems.”
The DevIntersection Conference is attended by advanced software systems developers, scientific programmers, Web developers, and database professionals. Visit http://www.devintersection.com/.
McCaffrey has more than 30 years of experience in research and software engineering expertise. He manages technical training for software engineers working at the Microsoft Redmond, WA campus. Dr. McCaffrey is also the Senior Contributing Editor for Microsoft’s MSDN Magazine, Microsoft’s technical journal for the software development community.
Volt Technical Resources’ software education group, VTE, develops and delivers software training classes, and creates software-related technical content. VTE has produced intellectual property for a wide range of industry-leading technology publications.
About Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
Volt Information Sciences, Inc. is a leading provider of global infrastructure solutions in technology, information services and staffing acquisition for its FORTUNE 100 customer base. Operating through an international network of servicing locations, the staffing segment fulfills IT, engineering, administrative, and industrial workforce requirements of its customers, for both professional search and temporary/contingent personnel as well as managed services programs and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services. Technology infrastructure services include telecommunications engineering, construction, and installation; central office services; and IT managed services and maintenance. Information-based services are primarily directory assistance, operator services, database management, and directory printing. Visit www.volt.com.
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