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Volt’s Dr. James McCaffrey to Present Simulated Bee Colony Algorithm Results at DevConnections Conference

Dépèche transmise le 13 mars 2012 par Business Wire

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Volt Technical Resources, a specialty staffing business of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. today announced that Dr. James McCaffrey, Associate Vice President, will present a research talk at the DevConnections conference March 26-29 in Las Vegas. McCaffrey will present “Simulated Bee Colony Algorithms.”

“This is one of many approaches inspired by my belief that natural processes can offer powerful tools for building solutions to difficult or impossible combinatorial problems.”

McCaffrey’s talk presents leading edge research on advanced computer algorithms that are modeled on the foraging and communication behavior of the common honey bee, Apis mellifera. Dr. McCaffrey’s work has recently set several world record results on benchmark optimization problems.

“Developing an optimization program using a simulated bee colony algorithm is an artificial intelligence technique that has potential application in a wide range of areas including computer server and infrastructure optimization as well as online advertising optimization,” said McCaffrey. “This is one of many approaches inspired by my belief that natural processes can offer powerful tools for building solutions to difficult or impossible combinatorial problems.”

The DevConnections conference is one of the premiere launch events for new Microsoft technologies and product releases, including SQL Server 2012, SharePoint, and Visual Studio. DevConnections serves as an opportunity for leading researchers, practitioners, developers, as well as users, to learning the strategies for building successful applications and to exchange techniques, tools and experiences.

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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