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Combating cancer with data
Shein E. Communications of the ACM 60(5): 1012, 2017. Type: Article
This short note describes how data and computing could help find cancer cures. It discusses three projects supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE); each uses machine learning to predict which tumors will...
Jun 23 2017
Financial analytics with R: building a laptop laboratory for data science
Bennett M., Hugen D., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 392 pp. Type: Book (9781107150751)
Billed as “a training resource for ... students and professionals,” this title is a sophisticated manual on financial data manipulation, statistics, and R programming. It is by no means for the beginner or the faint of hearta de...
Jun 23 2017
Mathematical analysis and the mathematics of computation
RĂ¶misch W., Zeugmann T., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 703 pp. Type: Book (9783319427539), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Römisch and Zeugmann’s
Mathematical analysis and the mathematics of computation
is a lucid introductory textbook that unites mathematical analysis with the mathematics of computation in a single volume. The strength of the book l...
Jun 23 2017
Parachuting cats into Borneo: and other lessons from the change café
Klimek A., Atkisson A., Chelsea Green Publishing, Junction, VT, 2016. 176 pp. Type: Book (9781603586818)
This book is an instruction manual. It describes effective strategies for changing the world. It consists of 16 short, easytoread chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 get the reader off to a good start. Chapter 1, “Thinking About the Way We Think Ab...
Jun 23 2017
Performance monitoring in SAP HANA’s continuous integration process
Rehmann K., Seo C., Hwang D., Truong B., Boehm A., Lee D. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review 43(4): 4352, 2016. Type: Article
Setting up a performance test and validation environment for every source code change is known to be prohibitively expensive. Conversely, SAP HANA’s continuous integration (CI) case suggests that such tests need to be done for all changes be...
Jun 23 2017
Handbook of biometrics for forensic science
Tistarelli M., Champod C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 369 pp. Type: Book (9783319506715)
Biometric samples have been used in forensic examinations for decades. However, this book is a compilation of efforts by several groups to systematize the union of the two sciences into a body of knowledge to be used, in concert, for criminal inve...
Jun 22 2017
Evolutionary computer vision: the first footprints
Olague G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 411 pp. Type: Book (9783662436929)
Olague is not a newcomer to the fusion field of evolutionary computation and computer vision. He has published research articles on the nexus of these fields over the last two decades. Having personally taught courses on the individual fields, I f...
Jun 21 2017
Big data science & analytics: a handson approach
Bahga A., Madisetti V., VPT, Johns Creek, GA, 2016. 542 pp. Type: Book (9780996025546)
This book provides rich knowledge on big data analytics from theory to practical applications. Readers can get a sense of this from its subtitle. The book is organized in three parts....
Jun 20 2017
A survey on ensemble learning for data stream classification
Gomes H., Barddal J., Enembreck F., Bifet A. ACM Computing Surveys 50(2): 136, 2017. Type: Article
The automation of several processes, such as business transactions, smartphones, and various types of sensors, has severely increased the number of data stream generators. In data stream classification, data items are represented by a vector of fe...
Jun 16 2017
Serious games: foundations, concepts and practice
Dörner R., Göbel S., Effelsberg W., Wiemeyer J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 421 pp. Type: Book (9783319406114)
The book
Serious games
is a collection of overview chapters intended as a comprehensive introduction for a diverse set of stakeholders. Given the wide spectrum of stakeholder backgrounds, the editors chose to have themes elaborated at a lev...
Jun 15 2017
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