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Malyankar, Raphael
Tempe, Arizona
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Raphael Malyankar is a computer consultant specializing most recently in semantic Web technology and organizational simulation. He earned his MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of New Hampshire (1989) and Arizona State University (1993). He previously earned degrees in physics, and encountered computer programming in a college course. At that time, he decided he preferred computer science to physics.

After receiving his PhD, he worked as a research scientist at Arizona State University, receiving funding for different projects related to intelligent agents and maritime information representation and processing from the National Science Foundation and the Coast Guard. His research interests have spanned intelligent agent systems and distributed artificial intelligence, resource allocation and distributed planning, decision support, operational simulation, norm evolution in political societies, patterns for intelligent agent systems, electronic market structures, ontologies and knowledge representation, maritime information representation, digital government, and various aspects of Extensible Markup Language (XML) and semantic Web technology. His current research interests are organizational simulation, agent-based modeling, and Web technology, including semantic Web applications.

He has worked as a research scientist, software engineer, applications programmer for financial applications, and instructor in physics and electronics. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society.

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  Creating and Using Virtual Prototyping Software
Post D., Kendall R., Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2021. 352 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-136566-93-9)

Virtual prototyping has established its place as an important tool in modern engineering design, and one increasingly hears about software prototypes as a means of exploring the behavior of natural systems as well as engineered product...

May 26 2022  
   Software development pearls: lessons from fifty years of software experience
Wiegers K., Pearson, Columbus, OH, 2021. 336 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-137487-77-6)

Some matters are best learned via personal experience, but the next best way is to learn from the experience of others. This collection provides lessons learned and experiences distilled from the author’s long and distinguished career in sof...

Feb 28 2022  
   Technical debt in practice
Ernst N., Kazman R., Delange J., MIT Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 288 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262542-11-1)

Anyone who has worked on a software project of even moderate size or duration will know that projects tend to accumulate technical debt. However, the exigencies of software development in the real world often mean that little is done t...

Oct 14 2021  
   Righting software: a method for system and project design
Löwy J., Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, 2019. 480 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-136524-03-8)

The history of software systems development is filled with projects that have either failed or experienced severe problems, ranging from cost or schedule overruns to falling short of customer needs and serious quality defects. The roll...

May 11 2021  
   Handbook of software engineering
Cha S., Taylor R., Kang K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 524 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030002-61-9)

Over 50 years after the “identification of software engineering as a discipline,” the emergence of new types of systems, new application areas, and new techniques and frameworks for software development means that t...

Feb 14 2020  
  Internet infrastructure: networking, web services, and cloud computing
Fox R., Hao W., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2018. 632 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-138039-91-9)

Textbooks on computer networking theory abound, as do practitioner guides to the setup and administration of web servers and other Internet services. However, books that combine the two are less common. This text is an attempt to fill ...

Feb 8 2019  
   Compact data structures: a practical approach
Navarro G., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 570 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-107152-38-0)

Compact data structures address two aspects of the problem posed by large quantities of data: efficient storage of the data, and efficient access and processing of the data by the algorithms suitable for defined classes of problems. (T...

Oct 26 2017  
  Ontology-based procedural modelling of traversable buildings composed by arbitrary shapes
Adão T., Magalhães L., Peres E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 122 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319423-71-5)

This monograph describes a method for generating models of virtual buildings based on an approach that combines a virtual building ontology with procedural modeling techniques. The main features of the method are the abilities to model...

Apr 11 2017  
   An introduction to optimal satellite range scheduling
Álvarez A., Erwin R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 162 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319254-07-4)

Satellite range scheduling is the problem of matching task requests to available orbiting and ground resources during their mutual visibility windows. Additional factors such as weather and light conditions, task urgency, channel capac...

Jul 28 2016  
  Tacit engagement: beyond interaction
Gill S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 160 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319216-19-5)

If I can summarize the aim of this book in one sentence, it is to expand the possibilities for computer-mediated communications interfaces in interpersonal communications. The book explores what an “interface” means...

May 3 2016  
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