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Sasikumar, M.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Mumbai, India
 
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  Transformative teaching: a collection of stories of engineering faculty’s pedagogical journeys
Kellam N., Boklage A., Coley B.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 126 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681735-45-0)

Teaching in higher education institutions is often a challenge, especially for those new to the profession. Classes/eligibility are typically not prescribed for teachers in this space, apart from subject knowledge. This can result in mediocre teac...

Jan 11 2021  
  Robot rules: regulating artificial intelligence
Turner J.,  Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2019. 400 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319962-34-4)

The fast pace of growth in artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, like deep learning, has transformed many applications. One of the major beneficiaries is the field of robotics. Advanced robots can be seen as embodiments of AI, and hence candida...

Jan 8 2020  
  Computer vision: principles, algorithms, applications, learning (5th ed.)
Davies E.,  ACADEMIC PRESS, San Diego, CA, 2018. 900 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128092-84-2)

It is rare to get a book that you don’t want to put down, but also one you can’t keep holding. At almost 900 pages, this is not a book that anyone can hold in hand and read for long; however, it so exhaustively covers this important to...

Aug 27 2019  
   Machine translation
Poibeau T.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 296 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262534-21-5), Reviews: (2 of 3)

This small book (approximately size A5), part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press “Essential Knowledge” series, captures the essence of the machine translation (MT) field, from its origins to the present. As opposed...

Aug 20 2018  
  The human element of big data: issues, analytics, and performance
Tomar G., Chaudhari N., Bhadoria R., Deka G.,  Chapman&Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 363 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498754-15-6)

Big data, with various connotations of “big” spanning volume, veracity, velocity, and so on, is a “big” word today. Scores of books exist on various aspects of this field, from the business side to the technical side. The r...

Jun 4 2018  
  Contextual design: design for life (2nd ed.)
Holtzblatt K., Beyer H.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2016. 530 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128008-94-2)

The methodology of contextual design was first introduced in 1992, and it looks at software system design from a broader perspective than is usually done in requirements gathering and design. This book is a second edition, which focuses on a revis...

Apr 6 2018  
  Computational models of motivation for game-playing agents
Merrick K.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 213 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319334-57-8)

One of the major dimensions in which current computer models of players in a gaming system differ from actual human players is affective aspects. Creating a computational model of motivation that can be implemented in such computer players blurs t...

Jun 22 2017  
   From curve fitting to machine learning: an illustrative guide to scientific data analysis and computational intelligence (2nd ed.)
Zielesny A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 498 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319325-44-6)

In an age where machine learning (ML) and its many manifestations are among the hottest buzzwords around, a title like this would certainly appeal to anyone. In a broad sense, ML is some kind of curve fitting, particularly when the system is drive...

Feb 8 2017  
  Fundamentals of parallel multicore architecture
Solihin Y.,  Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 494 pp. Type: Book (978-1-482211-18-4), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Multicore is the default configuration in computing systems today, from smartphones to desktops and servers. Usually independent jobs are done in parallel on these cores, simplifying parallel programming challenges. To achieve meaningful returns f...

Nov 18 2016  
   ICT in education in global context: comparative reports of innovations in K-12 education
Huang R., Kinshuk ., Price J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 293 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662479-55-1)

Given my interest in the use of ICT in education, the title caught my interest, and I took up the book for review. The book is a collection of articles by a range of researchers and practitioners, divided into five parts. Part 1, “Patterns o...

Jul 28 2016  
 
 
 
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