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Duben, Anthony
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
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Duben is the Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics of the Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He took this position after he retired as professor emeritus of computer science from Southeast Missouri State University, where he spent 22 years, rising from assistant professor to professor, and serving as associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and as chairman of the computer science department.

He studied chemistry and mathematics for his BS from Marquette University in Milwaukee. His PhD, in physical chemistry, is from the Pennsylvania State University. He was, and is, particularly interested in computational chemistry. His early exposure to computing was on an IBM 7094 using Fortran II, and he completed his dissertation research on an IBM 360. At that time, he discovered that a person could make a lot of friends if he knew OS360 JCL.

His interest in computational chemistry took him from large quantum mechanical calculations into statistical mechanical studies of glycoprotein geometries, as well as into instrument construction and computerized data collection and control systems.

Although he is a full-time administrator, he is still interested in computational science. In particular, he wishes he had the time to use the new college parallel processing cluster to work on some unresolved problems in molecular hydrodynamics and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of proteins and sugars. He is also interested in Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications in the sciences for data storage and portability among computer programs.

He belongs to the ACM, IEEE, and IEEE-Computer Society, and served the profession as an ABET-CAC accreditation evaluator (and hopes to continue doing so).

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   Simulating prehistoric and ancient worlds
Barceló J., Del Castillo F.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 404 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319314-79-2)

Regardless of location of archaeological finds--royal tombs to refuse dumps--questions of how the people who left objects lived persist among both professionals and interested laypeople. If written records have been preserved, much of th...

Oct 11 2017  
   Consensus on Peirce’s concept of habit: before and beyond consciousness
West D., Anderson M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 434 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319459-18-9)

Charles Sanders Peirce (sounds like “purse”) was one of the four great American philosophers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the others being Josiah Royce, William James, and John Dewey. Peirce is usually grouped among the pragma...

Aug 16 2017  
  Practical C
Zambon G.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 469 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484217-68-9)

The C programming language remains one of the principal languages for developing operating systems and many applications, especially in the sciences and engineering. This book is not a textbook. Rather, it is an extended personal essay by the auth...

Jun 5 2017  
   Artificial neural networks: a practical course
da Silva I., Spatti D., Flauzino R., Liboni L., dos Reis Alves S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 307 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319431-61-1)

The topic of artificial neural networks is one of the areas within the computing discipline of soft computing. Their architecture and use are based on the operation of a biological neural system. As such, there is an inherent parallelism in the pr...

Apr 13 2017  
   Fuzzy logic in its 50th year: new developments, directions and challenges
Kahraman C., Kaymak U., Yazici A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 404 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319310-91-6)

Lotfi Zadeh published his initial work on fuzzy set theory in 1965. This volume celebrates a half century of progress in the research and applications of fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic. The 16 contributions in this volume are divided into four p...

Mar 17 2017  
   DITA -- the topic-based XML standard: a quick start
Closs S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 62 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319283-48-7)

Unlike classic Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which is oriented to the format of material presented on web pages, Extensible Markup Language (XML) allows developers to separate content from format. There are many special-purpose XML implementat...

Jan 19 2017  
   Readings in formal epistemology: sourcebook
Boensvang H., Rendsvig R., Arl√≥-Costa H., Hendricks V., van Benthem J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 937 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319204-50-5)

When I was an undergraduate student decades ago, one of the courses I took to meet the required number of upper division credit hours in philosophy was on epistemology, the study of knowledge: How is it acquired? What is the structure of knowledge...

Oct 28 2016  
   Molecular structures and structural dynamics of prion proteins and prions: mechanism underlying the resistance to prion diseases
Zhang J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 355 pp. Type: Book (978-9-401773-17-1)

Unlike bacteria and viruses, which are based on DNA and RNA, prions are unique as disease-causing agents since they are misfolded proteins. Prions propagate by deforming harmless, correctly folded proteins into copies of themselves. The misfolding...

Sep 9 2016  
   Quality in the 21st century: perspectives from ASQ Feigenbaum Medal winners
Sampaio P., Saraiva P.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 118 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319213-31-6)

As computing professionals, we are all professionally concerned with the issue of quality in our software products, embedded systems, user interfaces, and maintainability. We use products produced by others and produce products used by others. We ...

Aug 18 2016  
   Build your own 2D game engine and create great web games: using HTML5, JavaScript, and WebGL
Sung K., Pavleas J., Arnez F., Pace J.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2015. 496 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484209-53-0)

Among the properties of desirable computer games is the quality of the graphical display. A good graphical display requires the creation of a large amount of supporting code and other software resources that have to be written and organized in a m...

May 20 2016  
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