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Robert M. Lynch
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado

Bob holds a BS in Mathematics from SUNY Brockport and a PhD in Statistics from University of Northern Colorado. Currently, he teaches statistics and analytics (big data, visualization, and statistics/optimization) at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. In addition, his consulting company delivers software and ancillary services to government and corporate groups in the Rocky Mountain region.

Bob has served as a Fulbright Professor in Thailand and also as a visiting professor at institutions in Western Australia and the US Virgin Islands. He was Dean of the Monfort College of Business from 1995 to 2001. He maintains a regular research and publication program in statistics and analytics. He has been a CR reviewer since 1985 and has written 46 reviews.


Understanding information: from the big bang to big data
Schuster A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 237 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319590-89-9)

This is a very good book! It’s a thought piece about a range of ideas that couples information across several disciplines and across large timeframes. As the title suggests, it’s illustrations range from the big bang to big data. It...


Human centered software product lines
Sottet J., Frey A., Vanderdonckt J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 152 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319609-45-4)

To quote the authors of chapter 3, “[graphical user interface, GUI] design remains an open, wicked, complex and multifaceted problem, owing to ever increasing variability to design options resulting from multiple contexts of use, i.e, variou...


Programming for computations -- MATLAB/Octave
Linge S., Langtangen H.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319324-51-7)

The title suggests the book is about MATLAB programming, and it is. It’s also about numerical analysis. It’s a textbook for a numerical analysis course that integrates MATLAB programming as its method for solving numerical analysis pro...


How clouds hold IT together: integrating architecture with cloud deployment
Waschke M.,  CA Inc., New York, NY, 2015. 373 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430261-66-7)

Waschke has divided his material into five sections. As you read it, you will find a seamless transition from one section or topic to another. The reader is given a fairly thorough history of information technology (IT) development and deployment,...


Agile IT organization design: for digital transformation and continuous delivery
Narayan S.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Old Tappan, NJ, 2015. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-0-133903-35-5)

Continuous delivery is often viewed from a technical side. Instead, Narayan addresses it from an organizational and business side. He focuses on agile organization design. The book considers the 12 principles of agile and examines information tech...


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