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Nagaraj, S.
Chennai, India
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S.V. Nagaraj obtained a bachelor of engineering degree in 1992 in computer science and engineering with a high first class from an engineering college in Chennai (which was earlier affiliated with the University of Madras). He furthered his studies at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai; he obtained a master of science by research degree in theoretical computer science in 1994 and pursued a doctoral program in the same field. The research for both his master’s and doctorate programs was supported by a fellowship offered by the Institute and funded by the Government of India’s Department of Atomic Energy. A publication on optimal binary search trees in Theoretical Computer Science paved the way for a contract researcher post in IBM’s Tokyo Research Laboratory (1997-1998). Nagaraj received his PhD in 2000, and worked at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Bangalore (a government research institute) as a scientist pursuing work related to network security. From 2000 to 2003, he worked at Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore -a billion-dollar software engineering firm-as a research associate, guiding teams working for multinational clients. This led to publications for both internal and external use. He wrote the landscape chapter of a book, The Art and Technology of Software Engineering (Tata McGraw-Hill), a mosaic of models and methods based on work that was done at the organization. Its success led to the publication of another book, Web Caching and Its Applications (Kluwer).

A new phase of Nagaraj’s career started in 2004 with his acceptance of an assistant professor of information technology position at a government university in Jordan. He has enjoyed working as a departmental head at a government-run university (Hadramout University) in Yemen since 2005. He has contributed to peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and leading authorities have cited his work.

His hobby is reviewing books and scholarly articles. He has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2001, and also reviews for Mathematical Reviews of the AMS. He is a professional member of the ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IT History Society, and a life member of the Cryptology Research Society of India.


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   Multimedia forensics and security: foundations, innovations, and applications
Hassanien A., Fouad M., Manaf A., Zamani M., Ahmad R., Kacprzyk J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 414 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319442-68-6)

Computer forensics is concerned with scientific techniques used in the investigation of crimes committed by means of computers and related paraphernalia. This book was published as part of Springer’s “Intelligent Systems Reference Libr...

Nov 29 2017  
   GPS: theory, algorithms and applications (3rd ed.)
Xu G., Xu Y.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 489 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662503-65-2)

The global positioning system (GPS) uses satellites and computers to determine the location of a GPS receiver on or near earth. This is done by computing the time difference for signals (from various satellites) to arrive at the GPS receiver. The ...

Jun 30 2017  
   Cyber-security of SCADA and other industrial control systems
Colbert E., Kott A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 355 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319321-23-3)

Industrial control systems (ICSs) are systems comprising computers and devices that may be electrical and/or mechanical in nature. They are widely used to partially or totally control equipment in chemical plants, electric/power/nuclear utilities,...

Apr 17 2017  
   Bitcoin and blockchain security
Karame G., Audroulaki E.,  Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, 2016. 218 pp. Type: Book (978-1-630810-13-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Recently there has been a lot of buzz about Bitcoin and blockchains. Bitcoin is a digital currency that has received considerable attention in the past decade. The design of Bitcoin offers the world the hope of a low-cost, decentralized, and anony...

Apr 17 2017  
   Handbook of genetic programming applications
Gandomi A., Alavi A., Ryan C.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 593 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319208-82-4)

Over the years, researchers have attempted to solve tough scientific problems using techniques from the field of artificial intelligence. One such collection of techniques is genetic programming (GP), which is a branch of evolutionary computation ...

Feb 23 2017  
   Introduction to statistics: using interactive MM*Stat elements
Härdle W., Klinke S., Rönz B.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 516 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319177-03-8)

Statistics is “a branch of applied mathematics that is concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters” [1]. Statistics is useful for many branch...

Nov 2 2016  
   A guide to graph colouring: algorithms and applications
Lewis R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 253 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319257-28-0)

Graph coloring is an active field of research that poses many theoretical challenges and has lots of applications in practice. Numerous problems in graph coloring are quite easy to state, but very difficult to prove. A typical example is the probl...

Jun 22 2016  
   Industrial applications of high-performance computing: best global practices
Osseyran A., Giles M.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2015. 410 pp. Type: Book (978-1-466596-80-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)

High-performance computing (HPC) in general involves combining computing power so that much better performance can be achieved than from a single desktop computer when solving significant problems. It should be emphasized here that in practice, an...

May 19 2016  
   Computation, cryptography, and network security
Daras N., Rassias M.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 756 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319182-74-2)

Cryptography and network security are hot topics and have relevance in civilian as well as military applications. This book on computation, cryptography, and network security has its origins in a conference held in April 2013, at the Hellenic Mili...

Apr 15 2016  
   Mathematics of planet earth: mathematicians reflect on how to discover, organize, and protect our planet
Rousseau C., Kaper H.,  SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2015. 214 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611973-70-9)

Earth is a fascinating planet on which we humans coexist along with animals and plants. In recent years, unfortunately, Earth has been facing many challenges primarily due to human activities. In the year 2013, many scientific and research institu...

Apr 7 2016  
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