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Shrisha Rao
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
Bangalore, India

Shrisha Rao has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since July 2000, and has over 60 published reviews. He is on the faculty at IIIT-Bangalore (India). His research interests cluster primarily around the theory and practice of distributed computing, where he is particularly interested in distributed fair division and demand-side management. He also works with industry on certain problems with enterprise and large systems.

Rao earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Iowa, after obtaining an MS in logic and computation from Carnegie Mellon University.


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Value sensitive design: shaping technology with moral imagination
Friedman B., Hendry D.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2019. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262039-53-6)

Design is an important aspect in the systems engineering life cycle, as well as a field of study in its own right. Design is an important consideration in the pragmatic sense, addressing the need to craft artifacts and systems that meet functional...


The theory of quantum information
Watrous J.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 598 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107180-56-7)

Information theory has its modern origins in the 1948 work [1] of Claude Shannon, who gave results that addressed two key problems: the extent to which information can be compressed without loss, and the rate at which information can be transmitte...


 The book of why: the new science of cause and effect
Pearl J., Mackenzie D.,  Basic Books, Inc., New York, NY, 2018. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-0-465097-60-9), Reviews: (1 of 2)

The well-known 20th century scientist J. B. S. Haldane is famously quoted as having said, “Teleology is like a mistress to a biologist: he cannot live without her, but he’s unwilling to be seen with her in public.” Haldane’...


What algorithms want: imagination in the age of computing
Finn E.,  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017.Type: Book (9780262035927)

One aspect of the contemporary world is our large reliance on computation in all aspects of personal life and social interaction. We are likely to decide which movie to watch, which book to buy, or which restaurant to visit for a meal based on som...


Cloud service benchmarking: measuring quality of cloud services from a client perspective
Bermbach D., Wittern E., Tai S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 167 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319554-82-2)

Cloud computing is now quite well known. As in the case of some other technologies and product innovations related to computing (for example, blockchain or the World Wide Web), it has been driven largely by industry, with very limited contribution...


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