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Careers in Data Science: Kirk Ocke

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’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.

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).

Sponsored by the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship and the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

Student pre-registration on Simon Works or Handshake recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

Bagels and coffee will be provided.

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Wegmans Hall, Auditorium 1400
250 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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Lectures and Talks


General Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff


Entrepreneurship, data science

Goergen Institute for Data Science
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