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  Ada’s legacy: cultures of computing from the Victorian to the digital age
Hammerman R., Russell A.,  Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, New York, NY, 2015. 262 pp. Type: Book (978-1-970001-48-8)

A record and celebration of a 2013 conference exploring the legacy of Augusta Ada Lovelace, this collection of 12 chapters includes Lovelace’s published writing on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine (AE), called “the Sketch,R...

May 25 2017  
  Sams teach yourself R in 24 hours
Nicholls A., Pugh R., Gott A.,  Sams, Carmel, IN, 2016. 624 pp. Type: Book (978-0-672338-48-9)

Sams teach yourself R in 24 hours is an operating system (OS)-agnostic book. R and the recommended graphical user interface, RStudio, can be run on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers....

May 25 2017  
  Signals and systems: a primer with MATLAB
Sadiku M., Ali W.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2015. 437 pp. Type: Book (978-1-482261-51-6)

Signals are physical manifestations of underlying processes or phenomena. The evolution of a physical process is captured in the form of a signal, which is mathematically represented as a function of an independent variable. For example, the tempe...

May 25 2017  
  The science of managing our digital stuff
Bergman O., Whittaker S.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 296 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-17-0)

Written by two leading experts in the field, The science of managing our digital stuff is a very well-crafted book covering a wide range of work on how people store, organize, and use personal information in digital form. The book covers th...

May 25 2017  
  Evolution of broadcast content distribution
Beutler R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 132 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319459-72-1)

In approximately 125 pages, the author discusses the unfolding broadcast distribution ecosystem. Anyone concerned with how to distribute content with new networks, regulations, consumer expectations, and technologies will want this information. Th...

May 25 2017  
  Melia: a MapReduce framework on OpenCL-based FPGAs
Wang Z., Zhang S., He B., Zhang W.  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 27(12): 3547-3560, 2016. Type: Article

Many web applications such as search engines and recommendation systems require operations on large datasets. The nature of computation in such applications is complex, which necessitates distributed operations on clusters of general-purpose proce...

May 24 2017  
  Linear algebra for computational sciences and engineering
Neri F.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 464 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319403-39-7)

Algebra is applied in many computing technologies and related fields (such as, for instance, networking). For me, the closest examples contain: quantum computing, network routing, and error-control coding. In this book, Ferrante Neri elaborates on...

May 24 2017  
  Mathematical analysis and the mathematics of computation
Römisch W., Zeugmann T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 703 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319427-53-9)

Even though there are many deep connections between mathematical analysis and the mathematics of computation, these two fields are usually taught completely separately from each other. This traditional approach has the disadvantage that the concep...

May 24 2017  
  Building a comprehensive IT security program: practical guidelines and best practices
Wittkop J.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 195 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484220-52-8)

Security is similar to insurance. One buys insurance as a hedge against a severe, unexpected event. One buys a security system or implements a security program for the same reason. People have implemented security programs since recorded history b...

May 23 2017  
  Metadata: shaping knowledge from antiquity to the semantic web
Gartner R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 114 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319408-91-0)

This highly readable, clear, and accessible book by Richard Gartner demonstrates that the term “metadata” is neither--on the one hand--an exotic buzzword, nor--on the other hand--a reference to a resource descriptio...

May 12 2017  
 
 
 
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