Kirk Ocke's recent areas of research include predictive analytics for child support case management and public transportation, 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, software engineering, workflow automation and automated reasoning. He’s worked at Xerox since 1989, moving to PARC in 2014 and then again in 2017. Kirk started his career as a software engineer in product 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 and public transportation. Kirk 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).