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Raspberry Pi supercomputing and scientific programming: MPI4PY, NumPy, and SciPy for enthusiasts
Pajankar A., Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 171 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484228-77-7)
Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed by a British charity to promote a different way of teaching computer science in schools, away from applications and web design and geared toward programming and experimentation. Raspberry Pi is abo...
Apr 26 2018
Recent developments in metaheuristics
Amodeo L., Talbi E., Yalaoui F., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 496 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319582-52-8)
A metaheuristic is a procedure or heuristic used to discover, yield, or choose a heuristic that may furnish a decent solution to an optimization problem....
Apr 26 2018
Grid generation methods
Liseikin V., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 530 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319578-45-3)
Many software systems in the field of scientific computing, in particular in the area of computational simulations, require the user to provide a decomposition of the geometrical domain of interest into a (typically very large) set of small subreg...
Apr 25 2018
Designing cyber insurance policies in the presence of security interdependence
Khalili M., Naghizadeh P., Liu M. NetEcon 2017 (Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation, Cambridge, MA, Jun 27, 2017) 1-6, 2017. Type: Proceedings
With the cyber security landscape changing drastically, security executives and actuaries have for the last few years been trying to figure out if there is a viable business model in which, given the right conditions, both sides can find a mutuall...
Apr 25 2018
Programming in HTML and PHP: coding for scientists and engineers
Brooks D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 293 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319569-72-7), Reviews: (2 of 2)
I recently wrote a Perl common gateway interface (CGI) program to display system status on a server running Nginx. This necessitated the installation of an fcgiwrap program to actually call the program, and it was then when I discovered that on th...
Apr 25 2018
Digital preservation: putting it to work
Traczyk T., Ogryczak W., Palka P., Śliwi
ski T., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 158 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319518-00-8)
I could walk into the British Library in London tomorrow and (assuming that my Latin was up to the task) read the Magna Carta, written in 1215, that is stored there. Today, however, important documents tend to be stored only in digital format and ...
Apr 24 2018
The data journalist: getting the story
Vallance-Jones F., McKie D., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2017. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-0-199020-06-5)
Contemporary data journalism goes far beyond the old-time beat reporter who would review the daily police reports. Technology is obviously transforming the retrieval and analysis of information. The authors, journalists and professors at a Canadia...
Apr 24 2018
User preference learning for online social recommendation
Zhao Z., Lu H., Cai D., He X., Zhuang Y. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 28(9): 2522-2534, 2016. Type: Article
Social recommendation models are attaining more and more attention and relevance in the fast-growing world of social media and social relations. Matrix factorization-based methods and probabilistic model-based methods are used in current social re...
Apr 23 2018
Beyond the words: predicting user personality from heterogeneous information
Wei H., Zhang F., Yuan N., Cao C., Fu H., Xie X., Rui Y., Ma W. WSDM 2017 (Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, Cambridge, UK, Feb 6-10, 2017) 305-314, 2017. Type: Proceedings
In contemporary digital culture, everyday life is permeated by computer-mediated activities. As a byproduct, a reservoir of digital trace data is generated. Can this data be leveraged to infer one’s personality?...
Apr 19 2018
Advanced Internet of Things for personalised healthcare systems
Qi J., Yang P., Min G., Amft O., Dong F., Xu L. Pervasive and Mobile Computing 41 132-149, 2017. Type: Article
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a cornerstone technology that is being used for affordable enhancement in the healthcare sector. Using IoT-enabled medical applications today shows promise for offering better healthcare services as well as...
Apr 18 2018
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