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Data-driven science and engineering: machine learning, dynamical systems, and control
Brunton S., Kutz J., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2019. 492 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108422-09-3)
Gartner, an information technology (IT) research organization, tracks emerging and maturing technologies using its famous “hype cycle” graphics . Data science, big data, and related analytics have followed Gartner’s iconic seq...
Nov 18 2019
Data exploration using example-based methods
Lissandrini M., Mottin D., Palpanas T., Velegrakis Y., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 164 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681734-55-2)
This book provides a comprehensive overview and description of a broad range of search algorithms. Because the authors are experts at example-based searching methods, the book discusses the application of example-based approaches to several applic...
Nov 18 2019
Security and defence in Europe
Ramirez J., Biziewski J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030122-92-8)
OK, so it’s another book on security, cyberwarfare, the danger of ..., and the need for an effective and affective defense. But from the first sentence of the excellent prologue, written by Ana Palacio, former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spa...
Nov 18 2019
Potential ‘dark sides’ of leisure technology use in youth
Turel O. Communications of the ACM 62(3): 24-27, 2019. Type: Article
New computing technologies may sometimes adversely affect young users. What is the undesirable result of too much unrestrained computing on adolescents? Turel presents some investigative results of technology’s impact on teenagers....
Nov 18 2019
Machine learning education for artists, musicians, and other creative practitioners
Fiebrink R. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) 19(4): 1-32, 2019. Type: Article
Together with colleagues from computer science, agriculture, food science, biology, and related fields, I am currently working on a framework for teaching artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to students and practitioners with li...
Nov 15 2019
High performance computing for big data: methodologies and applications
Wang C., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2018. 286 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498783-99-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)
This interesting book covers the latest issues in big data methodologies, with relevant examples to contextualize the content. The examples and discussion are very informative and full of details to guide the reader. The target audience includes t...
Nov 14 2019
Nonlocal modeling, analysis, and computation
Du Q., SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2019. 166 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611975-61-1)
Nonlocal models are models that generalize partial differential equations (PDEs). In PDE-based modeling, for a point, the values can be verified without using any values of other points. In nonlocal modeling, local values and nonlocal values becom...
Nov 8 2019
Data mining and market intelligence: implications for decision making
Akinkunmi M., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 181 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681733-20-3)
With the huge amounts of data created, data analytics can help with decision making. This brief book is a good resource on market intelligence, with practical examples. It explains data analytics for market intelligence based on statistical method...
Nov 7 2019
The metric society: on the quantification of the social
Mau S., Polity Press, Medford, MA, 2019. 200 pp. Type: Book (978-1-509530-41-0)
Most of the public chafes at the thought of being reduced to a number, but Steffen Mau argues that the mediation of mobile technology and social media is doing just that. While not a new argument, this analysis demonstrates that ratings, rankings,...
Nov 6 2019
Engineering trustworthy systems: a principled approach to cybersecurity
Saydjari O. Communications of the ACM 62(6): 63-69, 2019. Type: Article
In this article--an extract of his book on 223 security principles --Saydjari discusses the ten “most fundamental” principles. Both the book and article are addressed to software engineers who want to build secure systems....
Nov 4 2019
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