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James VanSpeybroeck
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
 

Jim Van Speybroeck is a professor of decision sciences at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) where he has taught and done research for 29 years. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Ambrose College (now, university) and his master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He received his PhD from Illinois State University, where he did research on post-tenure review of the professoriate.

His research interests are primarily focused on regression analysis and the appropriate use of technology for higher education in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics. His teaching specialties are econometrics and statistics. He has written four books on computer science and mathematics. He has written hundreds of articles on computer technology for several journals, including ComputerWorld, ISO World, and Data Processing Digest. He considers his work with ACM Computing Reviews to be a highlight of his professional life.

His interests outside of teaching and research include dramatic performances of Civil War music and writings.

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Video games and well-being: press start
Kowart R.,  Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 166 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030327-69-9)

This is an interesting book. Video games and well-being is an evangelistic work, defending the worth of video games in providing innocent pleasure along with educational, intellectual, and emotional value....

 

Security and defence in Europe
Ramirez J., Biziewski J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030122-92-8)

OK, so it’s another book on security, cyberwarfare, the danger of ..., and the need for an effective and affective defense. But from the first sentence of the excellent prologue, written by Ana Palacio, former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spa...

 

Computer-aided arrhythmia diagnosis with bio-signal processing: a survey of trends and techniques
Dinakarrao S., Jantsch A., Shafique M.  ACM Computing Surveys 52(2): 1-37, 2019. Type: Article

This magnificent research report may very well be a watershed in cardiology research....

 

 Transportation systems: managing performance through advanced maintenance engineering
Singh S., Martinetti A., Majumdar A., van Dongen L.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 221 pp. Type: Book

This review is being written in the midst of the most terrible calamity that anyone can remember. It is ironic that this magnificent contribution is edited by four giants of transportation literature who are also from four lands deeply affected by...

 

Infonomics: how to monetize, manage, and measure information as an asset for competitive advantage
Laney D.,  TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, New York, NY, 2018. 344 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138090-38-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

I am really turned off by hyperbole as far as book reviews are concerned. I have encountered the word “awesome” to the point of nausea in many, but I now find myself using the same accolades for this book by Douglas Laney. It is excell...

 
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