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The consciousness revolutions: from amoeba awareness to human emancipation
Edelman S., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2023. 236 pp. Type: Book (978-3-031-24012-6)
2001: A Space Odyssey
celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. In Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking movie, HAL, a computer, is the psychologically flawed tragic figure that drives the action. HAL was designed to be a fully conscious be...
Oct 9 2023
Genetic programming theory and practice XIV
Riolo R., Worzel B., Goldman B., Tozier B., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 227 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319970-87-5)
This book, part of Springer’s “Genetic and Evolutionary Computation” series, contains the proceedings of the “14th meeting of the annual Genetic Programming Theory and Practice Workshop, [held] b...
Nov 12 2020
Physarum machines: sensing and computing with slime mould
Adamatzky A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 839 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319266-61-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)
The idea of computing with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules first received attention in 1987, from the mathematician Tom Head . In 1994, in a seminal paper , Adleman solved an instance of a Hamiltonian path problem using DNA...
Mar 13 2020
Scalable big data analytics for protein bioinformatics: efficient computational solutions for protein structures
Mrozek D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 315 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319988-38-2)
High-performance computing (HPC) refers to the use of large computational resources for solving computationally hard and data-intensive problems. Big data refers to “the exponential growth ... of data, both structured and uns...
Jun 6 2019
Regularized non-negative matrix factorization for identifying differentially expressed genes and clustering samples: a survey
Liu J., Wang D., Gao Y., Zheng C., Xu Y., Yu J. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 15(3): 974-987, 2018. Type: Article
This paper surveys the application of non-negative matrix factorization (NMF), a well-known dimensionality reduction technique in bioinformatics “for identifying differentially expressed genes and clustering samples.̶...
Apr 5 2019
A brave new world of genetic engineering
Greengard S. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 11-13, 2019. Type: Article
While CRISPR, Gene Knockout Kit (GKO), and cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) may be acronyms unknown to the larger computer science (CS) community, they are well known in genetic engineering research. Software and hardware are extendi...
Apr 1 2019
Computational phylogenetics: an introduction to designing methods for phylogeny estimation
Warnow T., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 394 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107184-71-8)
Evolutionary biology broadly covers phylogeny or the phylogenetic tree, representing the relationships among individuals or groups of organisms. Specifically, computational phylogenetics deals with the implementation of computational m...
Nov 14 2018
Computing the expected value and variance of geometric measures
Tsirogiannis C., Staals F., Pellissier V. Journal of Experimental Algorithmics 23(2): 1-32, 2018. Type: Article
Do species that inhabit a certain area form an ecosystem or are they a random collection? To answer this question, ecologists select appropriate numerical characteristics: average body mass, body length, and so on. Each species is desc...
Nov 9 2018
Mathematical grammar of biology
Yamagishi M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 82 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319626-88-8), Reviews: (2 of 2)
It is common knowledge that the code of life is represented by strings consisting of four letters (A, T, C, and G), and the names of Watson and Crick are often referenced to represent the scientific efforts that made understanding the ...
Jul 13 2018
Mathematical grammar of biology
Yamagishi M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 82 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319626-88-8), Reviews: (1 of 2)
What is life? This is a question that bothers everyone. Many scientists, including physicists such as Schrödinger, have attempted to explain it using science. Toward the end of the last century, a scientific revolution happene...
Jun 22 2018
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