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Introduction to data mining (2nd ed.)
Tan P., Steinbach M., Karpatne A., Kumar V., Pearson, New York, NY, 2018. 864 pp. Type: Book (978-0-133128-90-1)
The first edition of this book, published in 2006 , was probably the best introductory textbook on data mining available. A dozen years later, the field has evolved to become mainstream under the commercial denomination of “big data,̶...
The Oxford handbook of causal reasoning
Waldmann M., Oxford University Press, Inc., New York, NY, 2017. 768 pp. Type: Book (978-0-199399-55-0)
A few years ago, Weisberg’s
 distinguished two facets of uncertainty: doubt, which is the focus of modern statistics, and ambiguity about the causal structure of the world, which researchers in many domains have n...
Digital business leadership: digital transformation, business model innovation, agile organization, change management
Kreutzer R., Neugebauer T., Pattloch A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 263 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662565-47-6)
Industry 4.0 denotes the fourth industrial evolution: “the interconnection of value creation processes beyond the boundaries of individual companies.” For this to happen, “powerful Internet access must be available.” The co...
Predictive statistics: analysis and inference beyond models
Clarke B., Clarke J., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 656 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107028-28-9)
As stated in the preface,
“is an attempt to focus more heavily on the data than the formalism and to focus more heavily on the performance of predictors rather than the fit or physical interpretation of a model o...
Usability testing for survey research
Geisen E., Bergstrom J., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2017. 250 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128036-56-3)
Understanding user behavior to improve software products is the main purpose of usability testing. Usability testing is an important issue for any interactive application. There are many books on this topic. This book focuses on usability testing ...
Hypergraph theory in wireless communication networks
Zhang H., Song L., Han Z., Zhang Y., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 62 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319604-67-1)
This short publication really fits in the “SpringerBriefs” series. Despite the fact that the book could be considered a long paper, it may interest researchers in the applications of mathematics field. The book starts with an overview ...
Where did I leave my keys?: Lessons from the Juniper dual EC incident
Checkoway S., Maskiewicz J., Garman C., Fried J., Cohney S., Green M., Heninger N., Weinmann R., Rescorla E., Shacham H. Communications of the ACM 61(11): 148-155, 2018. Type: Article
Safe networks require reliable operating systems free from security vulnerabilities. Trustworthy routers ought to use dependable cryptographic algorithms to protect data transmitted over insecure networks. But how should effective guidelines be de...
The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A. Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book
A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...
Teaching computing: a practitioner’s perspective
Walker H., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2018. 514 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138034-43-3)
Computing is a very popular option among undergraduates and graduates because it relates to many other disciplines, including finance, graphic design, game development, and biology, among others. The teaching of computing requires up-to-date knowl...
Advanced data analytics in health
Giabbanelli P., Mago V., Papageorgiou E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319779-10-2)
This comprehensive collection of papers is a valuable resource, presenting different approaches and areas of healthcare that can be tackled with data analytics. The book’s five parts cover different uses of data in the healthcare domain:...
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