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Python for scientists (2nd ed.)
Stewart J.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 270 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316641-23-1)

Consider the following tease lines that one might choose to begin a book review with: “When I first scanned the contents of this book, I was completely overwhelmed”; “The title of this book is somewhat deceptive”; “Th...

Mar 19 2018
Introduction to middleware: web services, object components, and cloud computing
Etzkorn L.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 688 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498754-07-1)

Middleware, as necessary pervasive software aimed at supporting distributed applications in a heterogeneous environment, played and still plays an important role in the advance of Internet technologies and the development of new applications. Remo...

Mar 12 2018
Non-regular unary language and parallel communicating Watson-Crick automata systems
Chatterjee K., Ray K.  Theoretical Computer Science 705 113-117, 2018. Type: Article

Watson-Crick finite automata have been introduced as a possible model of DNA computation. They differ from their classical counterpart in that they are capable of working on double-stranded sequences. The strands are processed by two independent h...

Mar 5 2018
Architectural and operating system support for virtual memory
Bhattacharjee A., Lustig D.,  Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2017. 176 pp. Type: Book (978-1-627056-02-1)

Are you a memory management unit (MMU) hardware designer, an operating system kernel programmer, or a student/researcher of modern computer architectures or operating systems? Abhishek Bhattacharjee (Rutgers University) and Daniel Lustig (NVIDIA) ...

Feb 26 2018
Deep learning for mobile multimedia: a survey
Ota K., Dao M., Mezaris V., De Natale F.  ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications 13(3s): 1-22, 2017. Type: Article

Deep learning architectures, tools, and algorithms are, in general, not adapted to the storage and computation resources of a mobile device. Thus, one needs better hardware for mobile devices and smaller footprints for learning and inference algor...

Feb 20 2018
iOS programming: the Big Nerd Ranch guide (6th ed.)
Keur C., Hillegass A.,  Big Nerd Ranch Guides, Atlanta, GA, 2017. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134682-33-4)

In the world of mobile operating systems, iOS market share accounted for 19.91 percent (compared to Android’s 73.54 percent) at the end of 2017 [1]. However, in terms of revenue share, in the same year consumers spent at Apple’s App St...

Feb 12 2018
Fully privacy-preserving and revocable ID-based broadcast encryption for data access control in smart city
Lai J., Mu Y., Guo F., Susilo W., Chen R.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(5): 855-868, 2017. Type: Article

The “smart city” will provide numerous services via broadcasted encrypted data, such as a pin or key for paid users to access water service. These researchers go beyond data security and consider data access control and identity privac...

Feb 5 2018
Harmonies of disorder: Norbert Wiener: a mathematician-philosopher of our time
Montagnini L.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 307 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319506-56-2)

Norbert Wiener was one of the great geniuses of the 20th century. Harmonies of disorder is a brilliant biography that carefully details every aspect of Wiener’s background and contributions without using any equations, making it acce...

Jan 29 2018
Markov chains and Markov decision processes in Isabelle/HOL
Hölzl J.  Journal of Automated Reasoning 59(3): 345-387, 2017. Type: Article

The intermingling of rather different domains can, at times, produce rather interesting results. Here the author explores the intersection of probability theory (in the guise of Markov chains and Markov decision processes) and formal proof (throug...

Jan 22 2018
From neuron to cognition via computational neuroscience
Arbib M., Bonaiuto J.,  The MIT Press, 2016. 808 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262034-96-8)

An old aphorism says that, if our brains were simple enough to be understood, we wouldn’t be smart enough to understand them. Fortunately, many scientists are not so pessimistic, and they are unrelentingly trying to decipher it. As 3D bodies...

Jan 8 2018
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