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Computational artifacts: towards a philosophy of computer science
Turner R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 255 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662555-64-4)
The philosophy of any discipline must account for the goals, methodology, and subject matter of the discipline . There is a well-developed body of scholarship on the philosophy of mathematics and of science, especially physics and biology, and ...
Jul 15 2019
Beginning blockchain: a beginner’s guide to building blockchain solutions
Singhal B., Dhameja G., Panda P., Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 386 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484234-43-3)
Blockchain, a distributed ledger technology, is experiencing a surge of popular interest in the context of various domains, including electronic health records, supply chains, cryptocurrencies, and electronic voting, to name a few. A blockchain is...
Jul 8 2019
How the Internet happened: from Netscape to the iPhone
McCullough B., W W Norton&Co Ltd, New York, NY, 2018. 400 pp. Type: Book (978-0-316435-37-6)
“You’ve come a long way, baby!” For those readers old enough to remember the Virginia Slims advertising campaign, which started in 1969, this phrase refers to the early days of the women’s liberation movement, highlighting ...
Jul 5 2019
Exploring parent use of early STEM media to inform design for children
Hightower B., Sheehan K., Lauricella A., Wartella E. IDC 2019 (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Boise, ID, Jun 12-15, 2019) 102-108, 2019. Type: Proceedings
From the first sentence of the abstract: “This paper explores how parents identify and use science and math media to engage their preschool children in informal science and math learning.” Existing research shows that parents believe p...
Jul 3 2019
Guidelines for human-AI interaction
Amershi S., Weld D., Vorvoreanu M., Fourney A., Nushi B., Collisson P., Suh J., Iqbal S., Bennett P., Inkpen K., Teevan J., Kikin-Gil R., Horvitz E. CHI 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK, May 4-9, 2019) 1-13, 2019. Type: Proceedings
From a human-computer interaction (HCI) perspective, the arrival of virtual assistants (for example, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Bixby) has led to a shift in interaction mode from visual to speech-based: instead of manipulating objects disp...
Jun 20 2019
Understanding image representations by measuring their equivariance and equivalence
Lenc K., Vedaldi A. International Journal of Computer Vision 127(5): 456-476, 2019. Type: Article
As the number of artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems that support key aspects of our life, including health and security, increases exponentially, the demand for explainable AI has reached a peak in recent years. In the field of computer vi...
Jun 17 2019
Managing cyber risk in the financial sector: lessons from Asia, Europe and the USA
Taplin R., Routledge, New York, NY, 2017. 194 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138477-17-9)
I would classify this book as a buffet of articles, studies, research, and references spanning the spectrum of cyber risk domains across various economies around the world. Just like a buffet, there is a lot of very valuable information packed in ...
Jun 7 2019
Kirkpatrick K. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 14-16, 2019. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
New technologies continue to revolutionize agricultural business processes. Today, farmers use technologies such as drones, robots, and sensors to cautiously and resourcefully track and manage agricultural assets and operative factors. But what is...
Jun 6 2019
Mobile big data: a roadmap from models to technologies
Skourletopoulos G., Mastorakis G., Mavromoustakis C., Dobre C., Pallis E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 347 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319679-24-2)
Part of Springer’s “Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies” series, this edited book is divided into four parts. The editors have chosen 13 different topics (chapters) related to big data.
May 31 2019
Human-centered VR design: five essentials every engineer needs to know
Jerald J. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 38(2): 15-21, 2018. Type: Article
When virtual reality (VR) is not pleasing to see and/or hear, users will remove their headsets or glasses. One main reason is that engineers don’t consider all human aspects of the VR experience when developing VR systems and applications. T...
May 29 2019
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