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Zalewski, Janusz
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, Florida
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Dr. Janusz Zalewski is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. Previously, he was on faculty in software engineering programs at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach. Before taking a university position, he worked for various nuclear research institutions, including the Superconducting Super Collider Lab in Dallas, Texas, where he was a member of the Data Acquisition Group, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, where he worked for the Computer Safety and Reliability Center. He also worked on projects and consulted for a number of private companies, including Lockheed Martin, Harris, and Boeing. His major areas of research interests include: safety-critical computer systems, real-time multiprocessor and distributed systems, real-time software architectures, and software engineering education.

He has published over 100 research papers and delivered several keynote speeches and invited talks at various professional conferences, including Assessment of Software Development Tools for Safety-Critical Real-Time Systems at the IFAC Workshop on Programmable Devices and Systems, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2003), Safety of Computer Control Systems: Challenges and Results in Software Development at the IFAC Conference on New Technologies for Computer Control, in Hong Kong, P.R. of China (2001), and Real-Time Software Architectures and Design Patterns: Fundamental Concepts and Their Consequences at the 24th IFAC/IFIP Workshop on Real-Time Programming, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany (1999). His most recent tutorial, Software Development for Real-Time Safety-Critical Applications, was delivered at the 28th NASA/IEEE Software Engineering Workshop, in December 2003.

Zalewski received an MS in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in computer science from Warsaw University of Technology, in Poland, in 1973 and 1979, respectively. He was a Chairman of the IFIP Working Group 5.4 on Industrial Software Quality and of an IFAC Technical Committee on Safety of Computer Control Systems. He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society. He currently serves on editorial boards of Annual Reviews in Control (a publication of IFAC) and Parallel and Distributed Computing Practices, and previously served on editorial boards for Control Engineering Practice, IEEE Computer, and IEEE Concurrency.

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  Smart learning objects for smart education in computer science: theory, methodology and robot-based implementation
Stuikys V.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 317 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319169-12-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Explaining the motivation for this book, the author states in the preface that there is a shift observed in education from teacher-centered learning to student-centered learning. Among several signs of this paradigm shift, the author mentions R...

Jun 22 2017  
   The book of R: a first course in programming and statistics
Davies T.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2015. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593276-51-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

I have always been fascinated by statistics, going back to the time at a summer Boy Scout camp when I was so bored with the physical activities that I started reading a little booklet, which I found just removed from the library. It was published ...

May 10 2017  
  The Scottish book (2nd ed.)
Mauldin R.,  Birkhäuser Basel, New York, NY, 2015. 322 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319228-96-9)

The Scottish book is a legend among mathematicians and computer scientists. It has nothing to do with Scots or Scotland, and could rather be called the Polish book, as it took its name from the Scottish Café located in the town of Lwów, in ...

Oct 28 2016  
   Cyber-physical attacks: a growing invisible threat
Loukas G.,  Butterworth-Heinemann, Newton, MA, 2015. 270 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128012-90-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)

A cyberphysical system is generally considered to be an embedded system with network connectivity. Embedded systems are defined in this book, after Peter Marwedel [1], as “information processing systems embedded into a larger product,”...

Feb 19 2016  
  Resilient computer system design
Castano V., Schagaev I.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319150-68-0)

Resilience is understood as returning to an operational state, in response to failures, breaches, attacks, and other similar disturbances. This book addresses an emerging issue of resilience, that is, keeping computer systems and software resilien...

Aug 26 2015  
  Core software security: security at the source
Ransome J., Misra A.,  Auerbach Publications, Boston, MA, 2014. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-466560-95-6)

There are many meanings of the term software security in computing, with each meaning depending on the point of view. Loosely speaking, in the process view of security, there are two essential complementary concepts: organizational security and op...

Jan 28 2015  
  Design thinking research: building innovation eco-systems
Leifer L., Plattner H., Meinel C.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, Cham, Switzerland, 2014. 275 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319013-02-2)

I first reached for this book because I have always wanted to know if there is anything structured in the otherwise chaotic process of inventing. The book approaches this problem from the point of view of collaborative design. It is a collection o...

Jul 11 2014  
   The practice of network security monitoring: understanding incident detection and response
Bejtlich R.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2013. 376 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593275-09-9)

I reached for this book because I am one of those readers who needs what it offers. That is, I wanted to learn about network monitoring to improve its security. As the author advises on several occasions, the book is aimed at those professionals w...

Feb 10 2014  
  The essence of software engineering: applying the SEMAT kernel
Jacobson I., Ng P., McMahon P., Spence I., Lidman S.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2013. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-0-321885-95-1)

This is a difficult book to review. First, the title implies that it covers “the essence of software engineering,” which I consider an exaggeration. The content is definitely related to the discipline, but in a different sense. It has ...

Aug 16 2013  
   The hands-on XBee lab manual: experiments that teach you XBee wirelesss communications
Titus J.,  Newnes, Newton, MA, 2012. 324 pp. Type: Book (978-0-123914-04-0)

There are essentially two ways to review this book. Since it is a lab manual, with detailed instructions on how to construct the respective experiments, one can review it while experimenting with the actual equipment. Or one could read it before e...

Mar 6 2013  
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