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James VanSpeybroeck
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
 

Jim Van Speybroeck is a professor of decision sciences at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) where he has taught and done research for 29 years. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Ambrose College (now, university) and his master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He received his PhD from Illinois State University, where he did research on post-tenure review of the professoriate.

His research interests are primarily focused on regression analysis and the appropriate use of technology for higher education in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics. His teaching specialties are econometrics and statistics. He has written four books on computer science and mathematics. He has written hundreds of articles on computer technology for several journals, including ComputerWorld, ISO World, and Data Processing Digest. He considers his work with ACM Computing Reviews to be a highlight of his professional life.

His interests outside of teaching and research include dramatic performances of Civil War music and writings.

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Presentation attack detection methods for face recognition systems: a comprehensive survey
Ramachandra R., Busch C.  ACM Computing Surveys 50(1): 1-37, 2017. Type: Article

This paper deals in general with biometric technology and specifically with facial recognition. In this offering, the authors present an exhaustive review of all pioneering efforts on facial presentation attack detection (PAD) algorithms. Accordin...

 

Dynamic secularization: information technology and the tension between religion and science
Bainbridge W.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 268 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319565-01-9)

This book is a highly detailed account of alternative schools of religion and science fueled by the power of the Internet. Ironically, the use of mass communication is not really new. Martin Luther‘s Reformation Theses was undoubtedly helped by th...

 

Handbook of biometrics for forensic science
Tistarelli M., Champod C.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 369 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319506-71-5)

Biometric samples have been used in forensic examinations for decades. However, this book is a compilation of efforts by several groups to systematize the union of the two sciences into a body of knowledge to be used, in concert, for criminal inve...

 

Excel 2013 for human resource management statistics: a guide to solving practical problems
Quirk T., Palmer-Schuyler J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 252 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319289-81-6)

This is one in a series of 11 books that focuses on the specific application of statistics using Excel in various fields of business, health science, and social science. If they are all of the same caliber as this work, the entire series will be w...

 

Autonomous driving: technical, legal and social aspects
Maurer M., Gerdes J., Lenz B., Winner H.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 706 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662488-45-4)

One glance at the table of contents of this book and the reader can be assured that autonomous driving (automatic pilot for automobiles, or maybe better, R2D2 is your personal chauffer) is not a “what-if” possibility, but a “when...

 
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