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Machine learning education for artists, musicians, and other creative practitioners
Fiebrink R. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) 19(4): 1-32, 2019. Type: Article
Together with colleagues from computer science, agriculture, food science, biology, and related fields, I am currently working on a framework for teaching artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to students and practitioners with li...
Nov 15 2019
High performance computing for big data: methodologies and applications
Wang C., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2018. 286 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498783-99-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)
This interesting book covers the latest issues in big data methodologies, with relevant examples to contextualize the content. The examples and discussion are very informative and full of details to guide the reader. The target audience includes t...
Nov 14 2019
Nonlocal modeling, analysis, and computation
Du Q., SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2019. 166 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611975-61-1)
Nonlocal models are models that generalize partial differential equations (PDEs). In PDE-based modeling, for a point, the values can be verified without using any values of other points. In nonlocal modeling, local values and nonlocal values becom...
Nov 8 2019
Data mining and market intelligence: implications for decision making
Akinkunmi M., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 181 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681733-20-3)
With the huge amounts of data created, data analytics can help with decision making. This brief book is a good resource on market intelligence, with practical examples. It explains data analytics for market intelligence based on statistical method...
Nov 7 2019
The metric society: on the quantification of the social
Mau S., Polity Press, Medford, MA, 2019. 200 pp. Type: Book (978-1-509530-41-0)
Most of the public chafes at the thought of being reduced to a number, but Steffen Mau argues that the mediation of mobile technology and social media is doing just that. While not a new argument, this analysis demonstrates that ratings, rankings,...
Nov 6 2019
Engineering trustworthy systems: a principled approach to cybersecurity
Saydjari O. Communications of the ACM 62(6): 63-69, 2019. Type: Article
In this article--an extract of his book on 223 security principles --Saydjari discusses the ten “most fundamental” principles. Both the book and article are addressed to software engineers who want to build secure systems....
Nov 4 2019
The Linux command line: a complete introduction (2nd ed.)
Shotts W., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2019. 504 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593279-52-3)
This is a wonderful introduction and tutorial meant to make readers comfortable and productive in the command line. It is not about system administration, Bash scripts, or any other tool, although they are all mentioned and covered at some length....
Nov 1 2019
Visus: an interactive system for automatic machine learning model building and curation
Santos A., Castelo S., Felix C., Ono J., Yu B., Hong S., Silva C., Bertini E., Freire J. HILDA 2019 (Proceedings of the Workshop on Human-In-the-Loop Data Analytics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jul 5, 2019) 1-7, 2019. Type: Proceedings
Not too long ago, machine learning (ML) methods required significant programming skills in combination with domain expertise and a willingness to manually or programmatically tune the ML system parameters. More sophisticated tools, from front ends...
Oct 30 2019
Poset codes: partial orders, metrics and coding theory
Firer M., Alves M., Pinheiro J., Panek L., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 140 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319938-20-2), Reviews: (2 of 2)
The idea of distance between vectors has found many nice applications in both mathematics and engineering. Coding theory (the art of reliable data storage) is fortunate enough to have many distances at hand, such as Hamming, Lee, Euclidean, and so...
Oct 30 2019
Fractional calculus with its applications in engineering and technology
Yang Y., Zhang H., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 108 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681735-16-0)
Fractional calculus is three centuries old, but interest in its applications is growing. This is a short book on fractional calculus with some useful mathematics and applications. It describes various definitions for fractional order derivatives a...
Oct 30 2019
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