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Visualising the unobservable

Dr Ram Chillarege, leading software engineer and creator of the Orthagonal Defect Classification (ODC), will speak about extracting semantics from data tracked by organisations on 13th November.
by John Stevenson

Dr Ram Chillarege, President of Chillarege Inc. and chair of the IEEE Steering committee for Software Reliability , will be speaking about Orthagonal Defect Classification (ODC) at 4pm in AG03, College Building, on Wednesday, 13th November.

Ram ChillaregeODC is a concept that enables software developers to derive in-process feedback by extracting semantics from data that is already tracked in most organisations.

The data and analytics assists in visualising a process that typically evades visibility.

This is analogous to the way magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment aids a physician to have a rough idea of how a human being looks on the inside without knowing anything about the specific patient.

ODC can be used to profile market segments, evaluate processes and tools, and factor the impact of legacy code. ODC is also deployed in mobile telephony; when making a mobile phone call a few of the back end networks use ODC for high reliability. Similarly, ODC manages the process and quality of the software engineering in the diesel engine controllers powering articulated lorries.

Lecturer and researcher at City's Centre for Software Reliability, Dr Ilir Gashi, says:

"This talk aims to provide an overview of ODC and share a couple of case studies. It will be of interest to computer scientists, developers, architects, testers, service and product management. No specific background other than awareness of software engineering is required in order to attend this talk. One of the objectives of Dr Chillarege's talk is for different disciplines to reflect on how ODC can help current business challenges and accelerate their engineering processes."

Please visit this link for more on information about Dr Chillarege.

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