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Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems
Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
Engineering mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science that is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine des...
Publication Date: October, 2017

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User-Centered Evaluation of Visual Analytics User-Centered Evaluation of Visual Analytics
Jean Scholtz
Visual analytics has come a long way since its inception in 2005. The amount of data in the world today has increased significantly and experts in many domains are struggling to make sense of their data. Visual analytics is helping them conduct their...
Publication Date: October, 2017

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Architectural and Operating System Support for Virtual Memory Architectural and Operating System Support for Virtual Memory
Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Daniel Lustig
This book provides computer engineers, academic researchers, new graduate students, and seasoned practitioners an end-to-end overview of virtual memory. We begin with a recap of foundational concepts and discuss not only state-of-the-art virtual memo...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Researching Serendipity in Digital Information Environments Researching Serendipity in Digital Information Environments
Lori McCay-Peet, Elaine G. Toms
Chance, luck, and good fortune are the usual go-to descriptors of serendipity, a phenomenon aptly often coupled with famous anecdotes of accidental discoveries in engineering and science in modern history such as penicillin, Teflon, and Post-it notes...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Unmanned Aircraft Design Unmanned Aircraft Design
Mohammad Sadraey
This book provides fundamental principles, design procedures, and design tools for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with three sections focusing on vehicle design, autopilot design, and ground system design. The design of manned aircraft and the desig...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Game Theory for Data Science Game Theory for Data Science
Boi Faltings, Goran Radanovic
Intelligent systems often depend on data provided by information agents, for example, sensor data or crowdsourced human computation. Providing accurate and relevant data requires costly effort that agents may not always be willing to provide. Thus, i...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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BATS Codes BATS Codes
Shenghao Yang, Raymond W. Yeung
This book discusses an efficient random linear network coding scheme, called BATched Sparse code, or BATS code, which is proposed for communication through multi-hop networks with packet loss. Multi-hop wireless networks have applications in the Inte...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Covariances in Computer Vision and Machine Learning Covariances in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Ha Quang Minh, Vittorio Murino
This book presents an overview of the finite-dimensional covariance matrix data representations and shows some of the latest developments for their generalization to the infinite-dimensional covariance operator representation via positive definite ke...
Publication Date: October, 2017

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Elastic Shape Analysis of Three-Dimensional Objects Elastic Shape Analysis of Three-Dimensional Objects
Ian H. Jermyn, Sebastian Kurtek, Hamid Laga, Anuj Srivastava
Statistical analysis of shapes of 3D objects is an important problem with a wide range of applications. This analysis is difficult for many reasons, including the fact that objects differ in both geometry and topology. In this manuscript, we narrow t...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Introduction to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Introduction to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
Allan Kirkpatrick
This text provides background information, description, and analysis of four major cooling system technologies - vapor compression cooling, evaporative cooling, absorption cooling, and gas cooling. Vapor compression systems are currently the primary ...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Resistance Spot Welding Resistance Spot Welding
Menachem Kimchi, David H. Phillips
The early chapters of this book provide thorough coverage of resistance spot welding fundamentals and principles. Topics covered include lobe and current range curves, contact resistance vs. electrode force, dynamic resistance, heat balance, nugget g...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Social Monitoring for Public Health Social Monitoring for Public Health
Michael J. Paul, Mark Dredze
Public health thrives on high-quality evidence, yet acquiring meaningful data on a population remains a central challenge of public health research and practice. Social monitoring, the analysis of social media and other user-generated web data, has b...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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Cyber-Physical Security and Privacy in the Electric Smart Grid Cyber-Physical Security and Privacy in the Electric Smart Grid
Bruce McMillin, Thomas Roth
This book focuses on the combined cyber and physical security issues in advanced electric smart grids. Existing standards are compared with classical results and the security and privacy principles of current practice are illustrated. The book paints...
Publication Date: August, 2017

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Deep Learning for Computer Architects Deep Learning for Computer Architects
Brandon Reagen, Robert Adolf, Paul Whatmough, Gu-Yeon Wei, David Brooks
Machine learning, and specifically deep learning, has been hugely disruptive in many fields of computer science. The success of deep learning techniques in solving notoriously difficult classification and regression problems has resulted in their rap...
Publication Date: August, 2017

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Databases on Modern Hardware Databases on Modern Hardware
Anastasia Ailamaki, Erietta Liarou, Pinar Tozun, Danica Porobic, Iraklis Psaroudakis
Data management systems enable various influential applications from high-performance online services (e.g., social networks like Twitter and Facebook or financial markets) to big data analytics (e.g., scientific exploration, sensor networks, busines...
Publication Date: August, 2017

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On the Design of Game-Playing Agents On the Design of Game-Playing Agents
Eun-Youn Kim, Daniel Ashlock
Evolving agents to play games is a promising technology. It can provide entertaining opponents for games like Chess or Checkers, matched to a human opponent as an alternative to the perfect and unbeatable opponents embodied by current artificial inte...
Publication Date: August, 2017

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Analytical Methods for Network Congestion Control Analytical Methods for Network Congestion Control
Steven H. Low
The congestion control mechanism has been responsible for maintaining stability as the Internet scaled up by many orders of magnitude in size, speed, traffic volume, coverage, and complexity over the last three decades. In this book, we develop a coh...
Publication Date: July, 2017

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Stochastic Partial Differential Equations for Computer Vision with Uncertain Data Stochastic Partial Differential Equations for Computer Vision with Uncertain Data
Tobias Preusser, Robert M. (Mike) Kirby, Torben Patz
In image processing and computer vision applications such as medical or scientific image data analysis, as well as in industrial scenarios, images are used as input measurement data. It is good scientific practice that proper measurements must be equ...
Publication Date: July, 2017

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Validating RDF Data Validating RDF Data
Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Eric Prudhommeaux, Iovka Boneva, Dimitris Kontokostas
This book describes two languages for implementing constraints on RDF data, describing the main features of both Shape Expressions (ShEx) and Shapes Constraints Language (SHACL) from a user perspective, and also offering a comparison of the technolog...
Publication Date: October, 2017

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Creating Autonomous Vehicle Systems Creating Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Shaoshan Liu, Liyun Li, Jie Tang, Shuang Wu, Jean-Luc Gaudiot
This is the first technical overview of autonomous vehicles where we share our practical experiences of creating autonomous vehicle systems. Autonomous vehicle systems are complex, consisting of three major subsystems: algorithms for...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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