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On the logos: a naïve view on ordinary reasoning and fuzzy logic
Trillas E.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 213 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319560-52-6)

There are many books that you read to get answers to questions and doubts, and there are few books that leave you with more questions and doubts than before reading them. Yet, you can still be satisfied with such books because they give you the id...

Jul 16 2018
Mathematical modelling for next-generation cryptography: CREST Crypto-Math Project
Takagi T., Wakayama M., Tanaka K., Kunihiro N., Kimoto K., Duong D.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 368 pp. Type: Book

Cryptography is the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers. Today, cryptography is widely used in many day-to-day applications. This book was produced as part of the CREST Crypto-Math Project funded by the Japan Science and Technol...

Jul 9 2018
Making beautiful deep-sky images: astrophotography with affordable equipment and software (2nd ed.)
Parker G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 189 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319463-15-5)

Many of us look at the night sky with wonder and amazement at its sheer immensity, an immensity that only grows as we use telescopic instruments to gather more light than we can see with the naked eye. A step beyond simple observing by peering thr...

Jul 2 2018
Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s coming of age
Berlin L.,  Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2017. 512 pp. Type: Book (978-1-451651-50-8), Reviews: (1 of 2)

I like books about the history of the computing field. Those of us who lived through all of it delight in stories of folks who pioneered all of what we have today. This is a very good example of one of those books....

Jun 25 2018
Dempster’s rule of combination
Shafer G.  International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 7926-40, 2016. Type: Article

The rule of combination of belief functions on infinite sets of possibilities is developed in this paper. The author continues his developments on Dempster’s theory on lower probabilities in order to generalize already-obtained results in th...

Jun 18 2018
Human dignity: establishing worth and seeking solutions
Sieh E., McGregor J.,  Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2017. 394 pp. Type: Book (978-1-137560-04-9)

The philosopher Immanuel Kant developed the principle of rights theory that essentially states that each individual human has a unique dignity and worth that must be respected. The current collection of essays discusses human rights and dignity fr...

Jun 11 2018
Cracking codes with Python: an introduction to building and breaking ciphers
Sweigart A.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2018. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593278-22-9)

One of the many things I like about the Python programming language is that, once you learn basic Python programming, a whole host of other interesting ideas are within your grasp. I am one of those people who likes to learn things by writing some...

Jun 4 2018
Don Knuth: The analysis of algorithms
Don Knuth. YouTube, 01:02:33, published on Jan 30, 2017, stanfordonline, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmcSzzN1gkc. Type: Video

Don Knuth needs no introduction. Computer science labs around the world are decorated with posters of Professor Knuth, and many academics have on their bookshelves at least the first volume of The art of computer programming [1]. As a pione...

May 29 2018
Simulation algorithms for computational systems biology
Marchetti L., Priami C., Thanh V.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 238 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319631-11-0)

Simulation lies at the heart of systems biology and is arguably one of the most useful computational tools for understanding, modifying, and even designing complex biological systems. Simulation techniques have already shown themselves useful in p...

May 21 2018
A discriminatively learned CNN embedding for person reidentification
Zheng Z., Zheng L., Yang Y.  ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications 14(1): 1-20, 2017. Type: Article

For knowing whether the same person appears in two images (reidentification), one can either use identification models (that is, classifying the person to its identity) or verification models (that is, classifying whether both the images are of th...

May 14 2018
 
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