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  Models of computation
Bruni R., Montanari U.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 395 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319428-98-7)

Any formal definition of a language has to clearly specify its syntax (a grammatical specification that in some way fixes the structure of well-formed statements) and semantics (the manner in which meaning is assigned to well-formed statements). T...

Jul 13 2018  
  Mathematical grammar of biology
Yamagishi M.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 82 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319626-88-8), Reviews: (2 of 2)

It is common knowledge that the code of life is represented by strings consisting of four letters (A, T, C, and G), and the names of Watson and Crick are often referenced to represent the scientific efforts that made understanding the genetic code...

Jul 13 2018  
  The Python 3 standard library by example (2nd ed.)
Hellmann D.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2017. 1456 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134291-05-5)

The power and capabilities of a modern computer programming language are often found in the libraries associated with the language. Python is no exception. Python’s standard library is a large body of modules and classes that can provide the...

Jul 12 2018  
  Business process management cases: digital innovation and business transformation in practice
vom Brocke J., Mendling J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 610 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319583-06-8)

As the title promises, this book contains case descriptions and case studies. The introductory chapter tries to provide a framework and editorial guidelines for describing cases from business process management (BPM) and modeling perspectives, exp...

Jul 12 2018  
  Deception in the digital age: exploiting and defending human targets through computer-mediated communications
Malin C., Gudaitis T., Holt T., Kilger M.,  ACADEMIC PRESS, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 284 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124116-30-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)

The book’s ten chapters provide background on deception techniques and then examples linked to cyber deception. The introduction, “Cyberanthropology of Deception,” shows that deception is an old tactic, with evidence dating back ...

Jul 12 2018  
  Introduction to learning classifier systems
Urbanowicz R., Browne W.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 123 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662550-06-9)

In the preface, Introduction to learning classifier systems presents itself as an introductory textbook for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as for practitioners. The scope of the work is encompassing, and its brevity splendid.
Jul 11 2018  
  Deception in the digital age: exploiting and defending human targets through computer-mediated communications
Malin C., Gudaitis T., Holt T., Kilger M.,  ACADEMIC PRESS, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 284 pp. Type: Book (978-0-124116-30-6), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Psychology and sociology may be surpassing technology as the key to online deception. This book reminds me of the old adage that access through personal interaction is often more effective than other techniques in espionage. While not always true,...

Jul 11 2018  
  Introduction to deep learning using R: a step-by-step guide to learning and implementing deep learning models using R
Beysolow T.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 227 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484227-33-6)

This is the era of machine intelligence. The domain of machine learning, and in particular deep learning, has evolved rapidly, and we have started to develop and use real-life applications from this evolution. The book serves the purpose of provid...

Jul 11 2018  
  Computing highly oscillatory integrals
Deaño A., Huybrechs D., Iserles A.,  SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2017. 190 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611975-11-6)

Even though the numerical computation of integrals is a topic that has been investigated for many centuries, current textbooks have failed to describe certain facets in detail. One of these missing areas is the special case of when the integrand o...

Jul 10 2018  
  Probability and computing: randomization and probabilistic techniques in algorithms and data analysis (2nd ed.)
Mitzenmacher M., Upfal E.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 484 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107154-88-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Probability in computer science plays the same role as in physics: while there is a large corpus of theories and methodologies based on a purely deterministic underpinning, the introduction of probability opens the door to a vast field of new theo...

Jul 10 2018  
 
 
 
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