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   Blockchain basics: a non-technical introduction in 25 steps
Drescher D.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 255 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-03-2)

Although blockchain is, among other things, a promising new technology, there is also a lot of hype surrounding it. Its proponents have suggested that it can do everything from tracking tuna to ending world poverty....

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  The probability lifesaver: all the tools you need to understand chance
Miller S.,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2017. 752 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691149-55-4)

The theoretical foundations of probability have been developed over nearly four centuries. This legacy is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it is so rich and diverse, offering many results whose relations to one another, obscur...

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  Lifelong machine learning
Chen Z., Liu B.,  Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2016. 146 pp. Type: Book (978-1-627055-01-7)

Machine learning (ML) is fundamental to defining how a machine can learn from datasets and present this information in the way the user desires. This brings two separate paradigms together--computing and statistics. We have experienced the ev...

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   A general approximation method for bicriteria minimization problems
Halffmann P., Ruzika S., Thielen C., Willems D.  Theoretical Computer Science 695 1-15, 2017. Type: Article

Many applications in operations research require the simultaneous optimization of multiple (typically mutually opposing) objective functions. Since the general problem is usually computationally intractable, bicriteria optimization restricts itsel...

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  Compact data structures: a practical approach
Navarro G.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 570 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107152-38-0)

Compact data structures address two aspects of the problem posed by large quantities of data: efficient storage of the data, and efficient access and processing of the data by the algorithms suitable for defined classes of problems. (The concept i...

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  Reactive programming with Angular and ngrx: learn to harness the power of reactive programming with RxJS and ngrx extensions
Farhi O.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 148 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-19-3)

Many programmers may not be aware of the fact that JavaScript has a powerful functional programming subset. The use of callbacks is very common, but is only a small part of how functional techniques can improve the conciseness, readability, and ma...

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  Cyber security and the role of intelligent systems in addressing its challenges
Harel Y., Ben-Gal I., Elovici Y.  ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology 8(4): 1-12, 2017. Type: Article

Individuals, organizations, and societies have come to rely more and more on computational infrastructure, ranging from our personal computing devices to cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT)....

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  Machine learning using R
Ramasubramanian K., Singh A.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 566 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484223-33-8)

Karthik Ramasubramanian and Abhishek Singh, experts in data science and business analytics, have written a comprehensive reference book on machine learning using R. This book covers a relevant and hot topic in today’s digital world....

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  Power-up: unlocking the hidden mathematics in video games
Lane M.,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2017. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691161-51-8)

Beautiful mathematics can be found in unlikely places. Building upon this premise, Power-up tries to address a marketing problem: Why is mathematics far from engaging for most people? Mathematics is not as engaging as, for instance, playing...

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  The blockchain alternative: rethinking macroeconomic policy and economic theory
Bheemaiah K.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-73-5)

Like DNA is for genetic reproduction of living organisms, blockchain technology is, on a different scale, a tool for the cyclic transfer of information and recording the history of successive transfers. In this last case, we refer to a social tran...

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