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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
Interpreting Lisp: programming and data structures (2nd ed.)
Knott G.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 150 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484227-06-0)

In writing Interpreting Lisp: programming and data structures, Knott aims to meet several goals in a concise and direct manner: first, to provide a gentle but precise introduction to Lisp; second, to illustrate the flavor of Lisp programmin...

May 7 2018
Perceived space in the HTC Vive
Kelly J., Cherep L., Siegel Z.  ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 15(1): 1-16, 2017. Type: Article

This introduction is useful in that it discusses some of the issues that have challenged the development of virtual environments (VEs) and how some of these have already been resolved....

Apr 30 2018
The incomputable: journeys beyond the Turing barrier
Cooper S., Soskova M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 292 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319436-67-8)

Computer science is composed of two major areas. One is strongly related to engineering: the architecture and design of computing systems and the development of tools to employ such systems. The other is more related to scientific inquiry, althoug...

Apr 23 2018
Wearable IoT data stream traceability in a distributed health information system
Lomotey R., Pry J., Sriramoju S.  Pervasive and Mobile Computing 40 692-707, 2017. Type: Article

Personal use of wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for health monitoring is rapidly expanding. For medical use, routing continuous streams of this data raises new security, safety, and complexity concerns. This paper explores traceability b...

Apr 16 2018
Codes and rings: theory and practice
Shi M., Alahmadi A., SolĂ© P.,  Academic Press, London, UK, 2017. 318 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128133-88-0)

Error-correcting codes are everywhere and play an important role in our daily lives, from scanning barcodes or participating in a Skype chat, a credit card transaction, or a phone call, to storing data on computers. They provide data reliability i...

Apr 9 2018
Differential hybrid games
Platzer A.  ACM Transactions on Computational Logic 18(3): 1-44, 2017. Type: Article

As software becomes ever more pervasive in safety-critical devices--from pacemakers to cars, from robots to airplanes--it is important that we have means of insuring their safety. For some of the more advanced applications, namely those ...

Apr 2 2018
Low-level programming: C, assembly, and program execution on Intel 64 architecture
Zhirkov I.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 435 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484224-02-1)

Despite the ease of programming in high-level languages, there will always be things that are best programmed in low-level languages (such as speed, resource usage, and size). Assembler is certainly the lowest language, but assembler programs are ...

Mar 26 2018
Python for scientists (2nd ed.)
Stewart J.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 270 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316641-23-1), Reviews: (1 of 2)

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
 
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