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Rao, Shrisha
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
Bangalore, India
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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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- 10 of 94 reviews

   Unlocking data to improve public policy
Hastings J., Howison M., Lawless T., Ucles J., White P.  Communications of the ACM 62(10): 48-53, 2019. Type: Article

Data-driven decision-making is all the rage these days. Government and public sector organizations, as well as industry and private enterprise, are keen to leverage the flood of data available in the Information Age to make better decisions. Data ...

Nov 20 2020  
   Social practices and dynamic non-humans: nature, materials and technologies
Maller C., Strengers Y.,  Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2019. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319921-88-4)

In the contemporary world, there is perhaps an implicit, or even explicit, presumption that human experience matters above all--human society and actions seek to quash, or at least subjugate to the extreme, all nonhuman actors and their effec...

Jul 20 2020  
   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...

Feb 4 2020  
  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...

Nov 21 2019  
   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’...

Nov 27 2018  
   Models of computation
Bruni R., Montanari U.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 395 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319428-98-7)

Any formal definition of a language has to clearly specify its syntax (a grammatical specification that in some way fixes the structure of well-formed statements) and semantics (the manner in which meaning is assigned to well-formed statements). T...

Jul 13 2018  
  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...

Dec 22 2017  
  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...

Aug 9 2017  
   Heat transfer modeling: an inductive approach
Sidebotham G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 516 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319145-13-6)

This is a textbook that would be mainstream for thermal physics or perhaps chemical or mechanical engineering, but much less so for computer science. However, it is certain that the topic of heat transfer is of much contemporary relevance in compu...

Jun 1 2016  
   Granular computing and decision-making: interactive and iterative approaches
Pedrycz W., Chen S.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319168-28-9)

Decision theory is concerned with the descriptive and prescriptive analyses of human decision making. Such decision making is of course very difficult given partial or inaccurate information, but it is also difficult to model and predict. Human de...

Nov 5 2015  
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