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Rao, Shrisha
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
Bangalore, India
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Shrisha Rao has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since July 2000, and has over 60 published reviews. He is on the faculty at IIIT-Bangalore (India). His research interests cluster primarily around the theory and practice of distributed computing, where he is particularly interested in distributed fair division and demand-side management. He also works with industry on certain problems with enterprise and large systems.

Rao earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Iowa, after obtaining an MS in logic and computation from Carnegie Mellon University.


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- 10 of 88 reviews

  Cloud service benchmarking: measuring quality of cloud services from a client perspective
Bermbach D., Wittern E., Tai S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 167 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319554-82-2)

Cloud computing is now quite well known. As in the case of some other technologies and product innovations related to computing (for example, blockchain or the World Wide Web), it has been driven largely by industry, with very limited contribution...

Dec 22 2017  
  What algorithms want: imagination in the age of computing
Finn E.,  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017.Type: Book (9780262035927)

One aspect of the contemporary world is our large reliance on computation in all aspects of personal life and social interaction. We are likely to decide which movie to watch, which book to buy, or which restaurant to visit for a meal based on som...

Aug 9 2017  
   Heat transfer modeling: an inductive approach
Sidebotham G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 516 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319145-13-6)

This is a textbook that would be mainstream for thermal physics or perhaps chemical or mechanical engineering, but much less so for computer science. However, it is certain that the topic of heat transfer is of much contemporary relevance in compu...

Jun 1 2016  
   Granular computing and decision-making: interactive and iterative approaches
Pedrycz W., Chen S.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319168-28-9)

Decision theory is concerned with the descriptive and prescriptive analyses of human decision making. Such decision making is of course very difficult given partial or inaccurate information, but it is also difficult to model and predict. Human de...

Nov 5 2015  
   The green computing book: tackling energy efficiency at large scale
Feng W.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2014. 353 pp. Type: Book (978-1-439819-87-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Traditionally, computer science (CS) curricula have done little to teach practical aspects of the discipline of computing. More specifically, CS education does precious little to make students aware of the resource costs of their work, and there i...

Aug 24 2015  
   Introduction to machine learning (3rd ed.)
Alpaydin E.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014. 640 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262028-18-9), Reviews: (1 of 2)

It is well known that the amount of data available and needing to be processed is increasing worldwide as a result of the widespread use of networked computers in all aspects of society and also the coming of age of new technologies such as the In...

Apr 1 2015  
   Statistics, data mining, and machine learning in astronomy: a practical Python guide for the analysis of survey data
Ivezic Z., Connolly A., VanderPlas J., Gray A.,  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2014. 560 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691151-68-7)

Astronomy is universally known to be a subject of very old standing. Advances in astronomical knowledge made in recent decades, due to sophisticated space-based and terrestrial systems, are also well known. What is perhaps not as widely appreciate...

Dec 16 2014  
   Regulated grammars and automata
Meduna A., Zemek P.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 690 pp. Type: Book (978-1-493903-68-9)

The Chomsky hierarchy, which is the stuff of classical computer science (CS) theory at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels, classifies formal grammars (and their associated formal languages) into four types: regular (type 3), ...

Nov 25 2014  
   Designing with the mind in mind: simple guide to understanding user interface design guidelines (2nd ed.)
Johnson J.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., Waltham, MA, 2014. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124079-14-4)

As is well known, human beings have many inherent frailties and failings. Our eyesight is imperfect, and is subject to shortcomings like sensitivity to contrast but not so much to absolute brightness, blind spots, and possibly color blindness. The...

Aug 28 2014  
   Distributed computing through combinatorial topology
Herlihy M., Kozlov D., Rajsbaum S.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., Waltham, MA, 2014. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124045-78-1), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Topology is a relatively new branch of mathematics, growing and maturing since the early 20th century, though its roots can probably be traced to much earlier. Some basic concepts from topology, like topological invariance (often expressed by sayi...

Jul 24 2014  
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