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Handbook of genetic programming applications
Gandomi A., Alavi A., Ryan C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 593 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319208-82-4)
Over the years, researchers have attempted to solve tough scientific problems using techniques from the field of artificial intelligence. One such collection of techniques is genetic programming (GP), which is a branch of evolutionary computation ...
Feb 23 2017
Numerical methods and modelling for engineering
Khoury R., Harder D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 332 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319211-75-6)
I always appreciated numerical methods courses, possibly because I found the field a simpler and more versatile alternative to learning the analytic solutions across many application domains. Although this book is intended as a textbook for studen...
Feb 23 2017
IsoGeometric analysis: a new paradigm in the numerical approximation of PDEs
Buffa A., Sangalli G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 193 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319423-08-1)
For their daily work, computational engineers in many technical disciplines rely heavily on the use of finite element software systems. However, certain features of the traditional mathematical approaches on which these systems are based impose li...
Feb 22 2017
Springer handbook of robotics (2nd ed.)
Siciliano B., Khatib O., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 2227 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319325-50-7)
This handbook describes a very large number of topics on robotics. It describes robots with individual functional, control, programming, social, application, and historical aspects. It provides necessary mathematics, algorithms, demonstrations, il...
Feb 17 2017
The world made meme: public conversations and participatory media
Milner R., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262034-99-9)
Round up the usual suspects: Black is beautiful; I’ll have what she’s having; We are the 99 percent; We’ll always have Paris; Read my lips--memes that have survived over time. They are cultural carriers transmitting ideas an...
Feb 17 2017
The tyranny of uncertainty: a new framework to predict, remediate and monitor risk
Abu el Ata N., Schmandt R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 373 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662491-03-4)
What is risk? For our purposes, risk is some event or set of events that interferes with a planned process or activity. Generally, in the business world, organizations seek to mitigate risks, to balance the need for quick response to changing cond...
Feb 16 2017
Graph-based social media analysis
Pitas I., Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 442 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498719-04-9)
The proliferation of data from social media is presenting new opportunities for discovering and analyzing social networks. Much of this data, however, is unstructured, presenting challenges in both constructing and inferring information from these...
Feb 14 2017
Recommender systems: the textbook
Aggarwal C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 498 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319296-57-9)
Among other things, automated recommender systems determine which posts from our contacts in a social network we read, suggest which items we could buy from e-commerce sites, bias our perception of the world around us by ranking the news according...
Feb 10 2017
Music similarity and retrieval: an introduction to audio- and web-based strategies
Knees P., Schedl M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 305 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662497-20-3)
Knees and Schedl’s book on
Music similarity and retrieval
differs from other books on the topic in that the authors have focused on music rather than acoustical signal processing, adding several cultural- and listener-centric aspects ...
Feb 9 2017
Murach’s Android programming (2nd ed.)
Murach J., Mike Murach & Associates, Inc., Fresno, CA, 2015. 663 pp. Type: Book (978-1-890774-93-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Murach Books has become a reliable resource for high-level computer programing languages, software for client/server procedures, and database applications. This book is the natural progression of these texts. Whereas their other books concentrated...
Feb 8 2017
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