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Digital image processing: an algorithmic introduction using Java (2nd ed.)
Burger W., Burge M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 811 pp. Type: Book (978-1-447166-83-2)

This textbook is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of digital image processing. It thoroughly blends basic theory and practical algorithms expressed in Java and ImageJ. It also provides a set of accessible exercises at the end of each ...

Nov 28 2016
A high performance QDWH-SVD solver using hardware accelerators
Sukkari D., Ltaief H., Keyes D.  ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 43(1): 1-25, 2016. Type: Article

To make effective use of modern computer hardware, algorithms have to be carefully designed with concurrency in mind: in particular, they need to efficiently utilize the multiple cores provided by the computer’s general-purpose central proce...

Nov 21 2016
Text data management and analysis: a practical introduction to information retrieval and text mining
Zhai C., Massung S.,  Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, New York, NY, 2016. 530 pp. Type: Book, Reviews: (2 of 4)

An old rule of thumb suggests that 90 percent of all potentially relevant business information is in unstructured form. Hence, it is no surprise that many mathematically ill-defined problems associated with text analysis have attracted a lot of at...

Nov 14 2016
Common Lisp recipes: a problem-solution approach
Weitz E.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2015. 744 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484211-77-9)

Lisp, the second high-level programming language invented at the dawn of the computer age, has never been out of fashion, especially for artificial intelligence and other specialized areas. When the Lisp community recognized the benefits of an off...

Nov 7 2016
A vision for heart rate health through wearables
Albaghli R., Anderson K.  UbiComp 2016 (Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Heidelberg, Germany,  Sep 12-16, 2016) 1101-1105, 2016. Type: Proceedings

Mobile health (mHealth) is an increasingly important area of biomedical informatics that is focused on the use of wearable sensors, such as those found in smartphones, to monitor health. This is an exciting area because of the widespread availabil...

Oct 31 2016
Safeguarding users’ sensitive data in the cloud and the browser
Brad Karp. YouTube, 00:53:52, published on May 4, 2016, The Alan Turing Institute, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vws4xF6gXmU. Type: Video

In this 54-minute video presentation, Brad Karp of University College London talks about “safeguarding users’ sensitive data in the cloud and the browser.” The title is very inviting to those who want to know how to protect sensi...

Oct 24 2016
Why only us: language and evolution
Berwick R., Chomsky N.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262034-24-1)

Although it underlies all our scientific and philosophical endeavors, human language ability remains one of science’s greatest puzzles. Generalizations regarding the functioning of language, the mechanisms that enable infants to learn it in ...

Oct 17 2016
Computational thinking
Grady Booch. YouTube, 01:04:09, published on Mar 16, 2016, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n4GNdIeFbs. Type: Video

This one-hour lecture by Grady Booch is a walk through history seen as an evolution toward computational thinking, which will culminate in a symbiotic relationship between people and computers/machines....

Oct 10 2016
The human face of computing (vol. 9)
Calude C.,  Imperial College Press, London, UK, 2015. 448 pp. Type: Book (978-1-783266-43-2)

This enjoyable collection of conversations with 26 outstanding computing scientists and mathematicians is to a certain extent a follow-up to a collection of authored papers [1], also edited by Calude. The most fascinating fragments of many papers ...

Oct 3 2016
Discrete fourier and wavelet transforms: an introduction through linear algebra with applications to signal processing
Goodman R.,  World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc., River Edge, NJ, 2016. 300 pp. Type: Book

Fourier and wavelet transforms have proven to be indispensable tools in signal processing. They are taught in many courses, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. When deciding how to teach these topics, the lecturer can choose from a numb...

Sep 26 2016
 
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