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Designing software architectures: a practical approach
Cervantes H., Kazman R.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2016. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134390-78-9)

It is often forgotten that common sense is the least common of the senses. Sensible design advice, guidelines, and heuristics are often no more than just that: plain old common sense. However, rational reminders of our own fallibility and cognitiv...

Apr 24 2017
Cost aware service placement and load dispatching in mobile cloud systems
Yang L., Cao J., Liang G., Han X.  IEEE Transactions on Computers 65(5): 1440-1452, 2016. Type: Article

In mobile clouds, users accessing cloud services on mobile devices may experience long delays that are detrimental to the user experience. One solution largely investigated is to deploy cloud services on cloudlets, smaller but powerful servers loc...

Apr 17 2017
Play ethics: values, virtues and videogames
Miguel Sicart. YouTube, 00:56:43, published on Mar 28, 2016, Stanford, Type: Video

Sicart’s groundbreaking work has clarified the ethics of gaming. In this presentation, he notes that he is a scholar of play who, interestingly enough, no longer plays video games....

Apr 10 2017
Machine learning as a service for enabling Internet of Things and People
Assem H., Xu L., Buda T., O’Sullivan D.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 20(6): 899-914, 2016. Type: Article

The huge amount of data being produced and disseminated through Internet of Things (IoT) platforms every day generates demand for more complex computing solutions to handle data transfers between billions of devices connected to the Internet. The ...

Apr 3 2017
Algorithms for interactive learning
Dasgupta, S. YouTube, 00:48:08, published on May 25, 2016, UCIBrenICS, Type: Video

In this 45-minute talk at the University of Southern California, Dasgupta looks at the progress of supervised learning over the years and poses a question about how supervised learning algorithms and techniques can be adapted to interactive learni...

Mar 27 2017
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
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