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Volt’s Dr. McCaffrey to Present Genetic Algorithm Study Results at COMPSAC 2009

Dr. James McCaffrey, Associate Vice President of Volt Technical Resources, a staffing business of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. will present new research at the 33rd Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2009), July 20-24, 2009 in Seattle. McCaffrey will present “Generation of Pairwise Test Sets Using a Genetic Algorithm.”

McCaffrey’s talk presents the results of an experimental study of a new software testing technique using genetic algorithms (GAs), developed by Volt’s advanced research division. Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are a class of computational procedures inspired by biological evolution. GAs are used in software testing to solve maximization and minimization problems that are combinatorially complex and which do not lend themselves to standard algorithmic techniques.

COMPSAC is an academic conference attended by researchers from around the world. The conference allows those interested in computer software and applications to meet and discuss major advances and current and future trends in software technologies and practices.

McCaffrey has more than 30 years of experience in research and software engineering expertise. He oversees technical training for software engineers working for Microsoft in Redmond, WA and is a Contributing Editor for Microsoft’s MSDN Magazine. McCaffrey holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, a M.S. in information systems from Hawaii Pacific University, a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Irvine, and a B.A. in mathematics from California State University at Fullerton.

Volt Technical Resources’ software education group develops and delivers software training classes, creates software-related technical content, and develops intellectual property for publication for the Global 1000.

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

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