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Local distance restricted bribery in voting
Dey P. AAMAS 2019 (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 13-17, 2019) 1925-1927, 2019. Type: Proceedings
The bribery problem asks whether there exists an appropriate-“cost” collection of voters in an election such that, if one strategically changes their votes, one’s favored candidate will win. In that model, each voter comes with a...
Jul 6 2020
Games user research
Drachen A., Mirza-Babaei P., Nacke L., Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2018. 560 pp. Type: Book (978-0-198794-84-4)
Games user research (GUR) is a developing field that provides insight into game development, testing, and evaluation, incorporating player/user involvement and the playing and development environments. GUR tends to focus on the game playing philos...
Jul 2 2020
A survey on deep neural network-based image captioning
Liu X., Xu Q., Wang N. The Visual Computer 35(3): 445-470, 2019. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
Image captioning is an intriguing problem in the field of computer vision: given an input image, come up with suitable concise text that verbalizes that image well. This is currently a hot topic in the context of image understanding, and leverages...
Jun 29 2020
Industrializing innovation--the next revolution
Sharma S., Meyer K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030124-29-8)
This is a serious book written by serious people about the serious business of innovating innovation. Sharma and Meyer share their considerable knowledge and experience, supported by substantial data and well-researched references, to expound and ...
Jun 26 2020
Data analysis in bi-partial perspective: clustering and beyond
Owsinski J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 153 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030133-88-7)
Owsinski’s book provides an interesting “bi-partial” strategy for analyzing data; it is not only uniquely general, but also successful in building several useful methods to tackle issues related to data analysis, including algori...
Jun 24 2020
Formal languages and compilation (3rd ed.)
Reghizzi S., Breveglieri L., Morzenti A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 499 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030048-78-5)
Compiler construction literature has always been an interesting mixture of clever tricks and deep theory. Most textbooks try to deal with both aspects, usually emphasizing theory at the beginning and then moving on to the tricks necessary to suppo...
Jun 19 2020
The perfect weapon: war, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age
Sanger D., Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, 2018. 384 pp. Type: Book (978-0-451497-89-5)
A thriller-type story, albeit one that happens in the real world, this book is about those parts of the Internet filled with people trying to exploit it--all you need is a computer and Internet access. Just the fact that any residential modem...
Jun 18 2020
Jupyter Notebook in CS1: an experience report
Zastre M. WCCCE 2019 (Proceedings of the Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 3-4, 2019) 1-6, 2019. Type: Proceedings
Having observed the ease with which computer science (CS) students with little to no experience in machine learning can start working with existing code presented through Jupyter Notebooks (JNs), together with a few colleagues I explored their use...
Jun 17 2020
Blurring the lines between blockchains and database systems: the case of hyperledger fabric
Sharma A., Schuhknecht F., Agrawal D., Dittrich J. SIGMOD 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Management of Data, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 105-122, 2019. Type: Proceedings
In the past decade, we have witnessed the rise of blockchain systems, encouraged by the hype around cryptocurrencies. Blockchain-based systems are capable of storing and sharing information while protecting its integrity--a property that dist...
Jun 16 2020
The evolution of management
Matsudaira K. Communications of the ACM 62(10): 42-47, 2019. Type: Article
The title of this article does not accurately describe its content. It is not an anthropological or philosophical paper on the evolution of management. Rather, it describes what a person may encounter and need to do as he or she enters into a mana...
Jun 11 2020
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