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Software development from A to Z: a deep dive into all the roles involved in the creation of software
Filipova O., Vilão R.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484239-44-5)

Initially I didn’t much like this book. Here’s why:...

Apr 15 2019
Survey on fog computing
Hu P., Dhelim S., Ning H., Qiu T.  Journal of Network and Computer Applications 98(C): 27-42, 2017. Type: Article

In the Internet of things (IoT), is there a difference between edge and fog computing?...

Apr 8 2019
The future
Montfort N.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-81-9)

We hear a lot of dire predictions these days: the economy is going to crash, leaving retirees penniless; artificial intelligence (AI) is going to leave 30 to 40 percent of the workforce unemployed; climate change is going to render the planet unin...

Apr 1 2019
New solutions for cybersecurity
Shrobe H., Shrier D., Pentland A.,  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 504 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262535-37-3)

There is a growing recognition that “humans are now [deeply] embedded in three interconnected systems”--social, environmental, and cyber--and the sustainable development of this planet “rest[s] not only on the sustainab...

Mar 25 2019
Deep learning for computer vision with Python
Rosebrock A., PyImageSearch.com, 2018.Type: Book

Internet resources for learning artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding the subtopic of machine learning (ML), are expanding rapidly. Two resources, presented as online books, are the subject of this review. Both resources overlap in co...

Mar 18 2019
Deep learning for computer vision with Python
Rosebrock A., PyImageSearch.com, 2018.Type: Book

Internet resources for learning artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding the subtopic of machine learning (ML), are expanding rapidly. Two resources, presented as online books, are the subject of this review. Both resources overlap in co...

Mar 18 2019
From being there to watching: shared and dedicated telepresence robot usage at academic conferences
Neustaedter C., Singhal S., Pan R., Heshmat Y., Forghani A., Tang J.  ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 25(6): 1-39, 2018. Type: Article

“I was there” is a sentence that in the future might be synonymous with remotely watching, or being telepresent. When the “being there“ means attending scientific events aimed at increasing scientific cooperation with peers...

Mar 11 2019
Assessing students’ IT professional values in a global project setting
Frezza S., Daniels M., Wilkin A.  ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) 19(2): 1-34, 2019. Type: Article

This paper is on developing a set of questions to assess students’ professional values. The context for the development is a project-based course involving three universities, two in the US and one in Sweden. Values formation is difficult to...

Mar 4 2019
What can be computed?: A practical guide to the theory of computation
MacCormick J.,  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2018. 408 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691170-66-4)

What should be in a first course on the theory of computation? For 50 years, there has only been one answer: formal grammars and their corresponding automata. Hopcroft and Ullman’s book has been the standard [1], but there are dozens if not ...

Feb 25 2019
A survey of methods for explaining black box models
Guidotti R., Monreale A., Ruggieri S., Turini F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D.  ACM Computing Surveys 51(5): 1-42, 2019. Type: Article

Computerized decision support systems have significant social consequences, and yet they are capable of mistakes or bias. Can an autonomous driving system be trusted, for example, when its visual scene recognition was implemented as a neural netwo...

Feb 19 2019
 
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