Measurement and Data Analysis for Software Engineers – Part 4 🗓

— ACM: robust statistics, non-parametric techniques,correlation analysis, regression analysis, histograms, control charts …


Webinar Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM (PT)
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Frailey, Principal Fellow, Raytheon Corporation (retired); ACM Fellow
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
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Summary: Analysis Techniques Especially Suited to Software: Unfortunately, software data often don’t satisfy the criteria for use of many popular statistical analysis techniques. This webinar introduces robust statistics and other non-parametric techniques that are suitable for many software situations. It includes discussion of correlation analysis and regression analysis, as well as such techniques as box plots, histograms and control charts.
(Make sure to view Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this talk, on the ACM website.)
Bio: Dr. Dennis J Frailey retired in 2010 as a Principal Fellow from Raytheon Company, where (among other things) he worked on software metrics and safety critical applications. He has also served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Southern Methodist University, the U. of Texas at Austin, and the U. of Texas at Arlington. Dennis has been active in the computing profession throughout his career, serving as Purdue Student ACM Chapter Chair, ACM South Central Regional Representative, Vice President of the ACM, Chair of the Dallas Fort Worth Association for Software Engineering Excellence, Board of Governors, Second VP, and Secretary of the IEEE Computer Society, and member of many program boards and committees for these organizations. He has served on the industry advisory boards of five universities, chaired the industry advisory committee for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and served on various committees to define bodies of knowledge and model curricula for software engineering. He has spoken to over 300 ACM and IEEE chapters as a distinguished lecturer and served as an ABET engineering accreditation program evaluator in computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering.
Dennis has over 150 technical publications, including articles in three encyclopedias, and has been a keynote speaker at several computer conferences. Dr. Frailey is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Senior Member. He holds an MS and PhD in computer science (Purdue) and a BS in mathematics (Notre Dame). He was the 2008 recipient of the ACM Lifetime Achievement Award in computer science education and the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s CSEET Nancy Mead Award for contributions in support of software engineering education.