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   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 Willful ignorance [1] 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...

   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 [1], 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,̶...

  Advances in computers: volume 108
Memon A.,  Academic Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2018. 364 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128151-19-8)

The Advances in Computers series started in 1960 [1]. Each year, several volumes are printed; each volume contains four to seven chapters, with each chapter written by leading researchers who summarize the state of the art in their specific...

  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...

  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, Predictive statistics “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...

  Analytical performance modeling for computer systems (3rd ed.)
Tay Y.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 171 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681733-89-0)

Performance measurement and modeling is essential for both real systems and systems being modeled in a research environment. Without good models and tests to verify that the systems match those models, it can be very difficult indeed to correctly ...

  Random numbers and computers
Kneusel R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 260 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319776-96-5)

Randomness is a fascinating topic, with contradictory opinions on what causes it. Rather than using this term to mean lawlessness, I personally define it as the presence of an inherent variability in the experimental setup that makes the response ...

  Building games with Ethereum smart contracts: intermediate projects for solidity developers
Iyer K., Dannen C.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 269 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484234-91-4)

Cryptocurrencies are a source of much speculation. While Bitcoin is the most widely known form of cryptocurrency, Ethereum is operating in a similar space. Here, two veteran actors in the field, Kedar Iyer and Chris Dannen, join forces to write a ...

  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...

  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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