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A smartphone-based system for detecting hand tremors in unconstrained environments
García-Magariño I., Medrano C., Plaza I., Oliván B.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 20(6): 959-971, 2016. Type: Article

García-Magariño et al. use smartphones in their research as tools to support the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Smartphones are used in several studies with clinical assessments based on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale ...

Mar 20 2017
Music similarity and retrieval: an introduction to audio- and web-based strategies
Knees P., Schedl M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 305 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662497-20-3)

Knees and Schedl’s book on Music similarity and retrieval differs from other books on the topic in that the authors have focused on music rather than acoustical signal processing, adding several cultural- and listener-centric aspects ...

Mar 13 2017
The world made meme: public conversations and participatory media
Milner R.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262034-99-9)

Round up the usual suspects: Black is beautiful; I’ll have what she’s having; We are the 99 percent; We’ll always have Paris; Read my lips--memes that have survived over time. They are cultural carriers transmitting ideas an...

Mar 6 2017
Computer age statistical inference: algorithms, evidence, and data science
Efron B., Hastie T.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 476 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107149-89-2)

No healthy scientific discipline stands still, and active practitioners recognize the flux of ideas and frequently contribute to it. But the exigencies of pedagogy make it difficult for a student to understand the trajectory of a field. Textbooks ...

Feb 27 2017
Big data is (at least) four different problems
Mike Stonebraker. YouTube, 01:02:35, published on Jun 2, 2016, stanfordonline, Type: Video

This video is an hour-long talk by Michael Stonebraker on potential disruptions in the world of big data. “Wait, a minute!” you might say, “I thought big data was the disrupter. How can it be disrupted as well?” Well, it ca...

Feb 21 2017
Applied computer science (2nd ed.)
Torbert S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 290 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319308-64-7)

The goal of this book is to “encourage, prepare and challenge” talented computing students. The goal is not to motivate students without talent. As the author states in the preface: “Efforts to increase student participation in c...

Feb 13 2017
An approach to checking consistency between UML class model and its Java implementation
Chavez H., Shen W., France R., Mechling B., Li G.  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 42(4): 322-344, 2016. Type: Article

Checking for consistency between a design and its implementation is usually done manually. It is crucial to check that the diagrams, especially class diagrams, developed at the design level are consistent with the system as developed at the implem...

Feb 6 2017
Introduction to statistical machine learning
Sugiyama M.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2016. 534 pp. Type: Book

Recently, I found myself giving an impromptu book review to someone in the bookshop near to my office. I noticed that a man was browsing through a book on machine learning that I had purchased a few months ago. I won’t mention the name of th...

Jan 30 2017
Weapons of math destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy
O’Neil C.,  Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, 2016. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-0-553418-81-1), Reviews: (1 of 2)

It’s bad enough being afraid of clowns, but now it’s logistic regression that’s truly frightening....

Jan 23 2017
The accidental taxonomist (2nd ed.)
Hedden H.,  Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 2016. 472 pp. Type: Book (978-1-573875-28-8)

The human urge to name and classify is ancient. According to the Bible, the first task ever performed by a human was the formation of a taxonomy, when Adam named the animals. But he left no documentation for others to use. Carl Linnaeus filled thi...

Jan 16 2017
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