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VanSpeybroeck, James
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
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Jim Van Speybroeck is a professor of decision sciences at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) where he has taught and done research for 29 years. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Ambrose College (now, university) and his master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He received his PhD from Illinois State University, where he did research on post-tenure review of the professoriate.

His research interests are primarily focused on regression analysis and the appropriate use of technology for higher education in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics. His teaching specialties are econometrics and statistics. He has written four books on computer science and mathematics. He has written hundreds of articles on computer technology for several journals, including ComputerWorld, ISO World, and Data Processing Digest. He considers his work with ACM Computing Reviews to be a highlight of his professional life.

His interests outside of teaching and research include dramatic performances of Civil War music and writings.


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   Business model innovation: from systematic literature review to future research directions
Andreini D., Bettinelli C.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 176 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319533-50-6)

This book is a well-thought-out study designed to break through the silo procedure of business model innovation (BMI). Too often in business, industry, government, and education there is absolutely no attempt to work together to profit from rese...

Jan 16 2018  
   Dynamic secularization: information technology and the tension between religion and science
Bainbridge W.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 268 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319565-01-9)

This book is a highly detailed account of alternative schools of religion and science fueled by the power of the Internet. Ironically, the use of mass communication is not really new. Martin Luther‘s Reformation Theses was undoubtedly helped by th...

Oct 24 2017  
   Handbook of biometrics for forensic science
Tistarelli M., Champod C.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 369 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319506-71-5)

Biometric samples have been used in forensic examinations for decades. However, this book is a compilation of efforts by several groups to systematize the union of the two sciences into a body of knowledge to be used, in concert, for criminal inve...

Jun 22 2017  
  Presentation attack detection methods for face recognition systems: a comprehensive survey
Ramachandra R., Busch C.  ACM Computing Surveys 50(1): 1-37, 2017. Type: Article

This paper deals in general with biometric technology and specifically with facial recognition. In this offering, the authors present an exhaustive review of all pioneering efforts on facial presentation attack detection (PAD) algorithms. Accordin...

May 30 2017  
  Mathematical modelling
Pohjolainen S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 242 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319278-34-6)

Although the book is parochial, given its authors are all Finnish and the original language in print was Finnish (although this version is the English translation), the text has many topics that are universal in nature and can be profitable for pr...

Mar 29 2017  
   Banking beyond banks and money: a guide to banking services in the twenty-first century
Tasca P., Aste T., Pelizzon L., Perony N.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 316 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319424-46-0)

If the reader is looking for a book that tells of the perks of opening a checking account at a bank, this text is the wrong choice. Banking beyond banks and money is a compendium of in-depth articles detailing the individual authors’ ...

Jan 17 2017  
   Introduction to probability with statistical applications
Schay G.,  Birkhäuser Basel, New York, NY, 2016. 385 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319306-18-6)

This is an excellently written text, the second edition of the book by Geza Schay, emphasizing the principles of probability but housed in major topics of statistics....

Oct 26 2016  
   Autonomous driving: technical, legal and social aspects
Maurer M., Gerdes J., Lenz B., Winner H.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 706 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662488-45-4)

One glance at the table of contents of this book and the reader can be assured that autonomous driving (automatic pilot for automobiles, or maybe better, R2D2 is your personal chauffer) is not a “what-if” possibility, but a “when...

Aug 31 2016  
  The TLS 1.3 protocol
Eric Rescorla. YouTube, 01:24:08, published on Nov 19, 2015, stanfordonline, Type: Video

I love video workshops. I especially love video workshops that are archived. If the materials are sophisticated (this one has some tough stuff!), I can watch until I hit a wall and then take time to reflect or look in a dictionary somewhere. The f...

Jul 8 2016  
   Excel 2013 for human resource management statistics: a guide to solving practical problems
Quirk T., Palmer-Schuyler J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 252 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319289-81-6)

This is one in a series of 11 books that focuses on the specific application of statistics using Excel in various fields of business, health science, and social science. If they are all of the same caliber as this work, the entire series will be w...

Jun 29 2016  
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