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  A low-cost and high-performance architecture for robust human detection using histogram of edge oriented gradients
Sangeetha D., Deepa P.  Microprocessors & Microsystems 53 106-119, 2017. Type: Article

Due to their programmability and hardware parallelism, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) will be widely used to speed up edge/cloud computation on multiple image/video/big data processing systems and data centers. To the best of my knowledge,...

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  Mathematical grammar of biology
Yamagishi M.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 82 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319626-88-8), Reviews: (1 of 2)

What is life? This is a question that bothers everyone. Many scientists, including physicists such as Schrödinger, have attempted to explain it using science. Toward the end of the last century, a scientific revolution happened that resulted ...

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   The book of PF (3rd ed.): a no-nonsense guide to the OpenBSD firewall
Hansteen P.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2014. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593275-89-1)

PF is a packet filter developed originally on the OpenBSD operating system, and now also available on NetBSD, FreeBSD, and FreeBSD derivatives such as DragonFly BSD. It can be used to control access to your network, mitigate spam attacks, redirect...

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   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....

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  Credit scoring and its applications (2nd ed.)
Thomas L., Crook J., Edelman D.,  SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2017. 387 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611974-55-3)

Anyone involved in credit scoring, from financial professionals to advanced students in mathematics and business, should own this treatise. Heavily mathematical in its approach, it addresses the practical mechanics of contemporary credit analysis ...

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  Embedded computing for high performance: efficient mapping of computations using customization, code transformations and compilation
Cardoso J., Coutinho J., Diniz P.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2017. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128041-89-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

The book provides theoretical and hands-on knowledge for embedded high-performance computing. Advancements in the hardware and architecture technology have necessitated the need to study embedded parallel systems. Systems such as field-programmabl...

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  Parallel programming: concepts and practice
Schmidt B., González-Domínguez J., Hundt C., Schlarb M.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2018. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128498-90-3)

Parallel programming is not optional. In the past, algorithm designers focused on the design of sequential algorithms, because of Moore’s law, and hardware speed improvements did the rest. Today, computer scientists and software engineers mu...

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  Compact representations for the design of quantum logic
Niemann P., Wille R.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 125 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319637-23-5)

This book is in the area of quantum computer design. It proposes a new approach for such designs. It provides the background information required to understand the new approach. It also describes experimental results of the approach....

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  Simulation and the Monte Carlo method (3rd ed.)
Rubinstein R., Kroese D.,  Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, NJ, 2017. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-1-118632-16-1)

Many practical systems fall under the theoretical framework of uncertain dynamical systems, which are then conveniently modeled according to probabilistic or random models. Simulation of such models constitutes a very important aspect of understan...

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  Computer networking problems and solutions: an innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks
White R., Banks E.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2018. 832 pp. Type: Book (978-1-587145-04-9)

Many computer networking books have been adopted in universities and are very popular [1,2,3], so it is hard for a new book to make an impact unless it differentiates in a significant way. This book tries to achieve this, though I feel it could ha...

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