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Space-Time Computing with Temporal Neural Networks Space-Time Computing with Temporal Neural Networks
James E. Smith
Understanding and implementing the brain's computational paradigm is the one true grand challenge facing computer researchers. Not only are the brain's computational capabilities far beyond those of conventional computers, its energy efficiency is tr...
Publication Date: May, 2017

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MEMS Barometers Toward Vertical Position Detection MEMS Barometers Toward Vertical Position Detection
Dimosthenis E. Bolanakis
Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) sensors constitute perhaps the most exciting technology of our age. The present effort incorporates all the information needed by scientists and engineers who work on research projects and/or product systems, w...
Publication Date: May, 2017

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Mobile User Research Mobile User Research
Sunny Consolvo, Frank R. Bentley, Eric B. Hekler, Sayali S. Phatak
This book will give you a practical overview of several methods and approaches for designing mobile technologies and conducting mobile user research, including how to understand behavior and evaluate how such technologies are being (or may be) used o...
Publication Date: May, 2017

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Vehicle Suspension System Technology and Design Vehicle Suspension System Technology and Design
Avesta Goodarzi, Amir Khajepour
The purpose of this book is to cover essential aspects of vehicle suspension systems and provide an easy approach for their analysis and design. It is intended specifically for undergraduate students and anyone with an interest in design and analysis...
Publication Date: May, 2017

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Engineering Finite Element Analysis Engineering Finite Element Analysis
Ramana M. Pidaparti
Finite element analysis is a basic foundational topic that all engineering majors need to understand in order for them to be productive engineering analysts for a variety of industries. This book provides an introductory treatment of finite element a...
Publication Date: May, 2017

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Automatic Text Simplification Automatic Text Simplification
Horacio Saggion
Thanks to the availability of texts on the Web in recent years, increased knowledge and information have been made available to broader audiences. However, the way in which a text is written (its vocabulary, its syntax) can be difficult to read and u...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Multi-Objective Decision Making Multi-Objective Decision Making
Diederik Roijers, Shimon Whiteson
Many real-world decision problems have multiple objectives. For example, when choosing a medical treatment plan, we want to maximize the efficacy of the treatment, but also minimize the side effects. These objectives typically conflict, e.g., we can...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing
Yoav Goldberg
Neural networks are a family of powerful machine learning models. This book focuses on the application of neural network models to natural language data. The first half of the book (Parts I and II) covers the basics of supervised machine learning and...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Mathematical Basics of Motion and Deformation in Computer Graphics, Second Edition Mathematical Basics of Motion and Deformation in Computer Graphics, Second Edition
Ken Anjyo, Hiroyuki Ochiai
This synthesis lecture presents an intuitive introduction to the mathematics of motion and deformation in computer graphics. Starting with familiar concepts in graphics, such as Euler angles, quaternions, and affine transformations, we illustrate tha...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Research in the Wild Research in the Wild
Yvonne Rogers, Paul Marshall
The phrase "in-the-wild" is becoming popular again in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), describing approaches to HCI research and accounts of user experience phenomena that differ from those derived from other lab-based methods. The phra...
Publication Date: April, 2017

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Phrase Mining from Massive Text and Its Applications Phrase Mining from Massive Text and Its Applications
Jialu Liu, Jingbo Shang, Jiawei Han
A lot of digital ink has been spilled on "big data" over the past few years. Most of this surge owes its origin to the various types of unstructured data in the wild, among which the proliferation of text-heavy data is particularly overwhelming, attr...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, 2nd Edition Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, 2nd Edition
Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
This book discusses how model-based approaches can improve the daily practice of software professionals. This is known as Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) or, simply, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE).

MDSE practices have proved to i...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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iRODS Primer 2 iRODS Primer 2
Hao Xu, Terrell Russell, Jason Coposky, Arcot Rajasekar, Reagan Moore, Antoine de Torcy, Michael Wan, Wayne Shroeder, Sheau-Yen Chen
Policy-based data management enables the creation of community-specific collections. Every collection is created for a purpose. The purpose defines the set of properties that will be associated with the collection. The properties are enforced by mana...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction Designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction
Mary Lou Maher, Lina Lee
Interactive technology is increasingly integrated with physical objects that do not have a traditional keyboard and mouse style of interaction, and many do not even have a display. These objects require new approaches to interaction design, referred ...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Information Architecture, Second Edition Information Architecture, Second Edition
Wei Ding, Xia Lin, Michael Zarro
This book is a balanced view of Information Architecture, applying theories, design principles and guidelines to information architecture and user experience practices. It also covers advanced topics such as enterprise information architecture, globa...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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The Maximum Consensus Problem The Maximum Consensus Problem
Tat-Jun Chin, David Suter
Outlier-contaminated data is a fact of life in computer vision. For computer vision applications to perform reliably and accurately in practical settings, the processing of the input data must be conducted in a robust manner. In this context, the ma...
Publication Date: March, 2017

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Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization
Edouard Bugnion, Jason Nieh, Dan Tsafrir
This book focuses on the core question of the necessary architectural support provided by hardware to efficiently run virtual machines, and of the corresponding design of the hypervisors that run them. Virtualization is still possible when the instru...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Extreme Value Theory-Based Methods for Visual Recognition Extreme Value Theory-Based Methods for Visual Recognition
Walter J. Scheirer
A common feature of many approaches to modeling sensory statistics is an emphasis on capturing the "average." From early representations in the brain, to highly abstracted class categories in machine learning for classification tasks, central-tendenc...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology Radiation Imaging Detectors Using SOI Technology
Yasuo Arai, Ikuo Kurachi
Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology is widely used in high-performance and low-power semiconductor devices. The SOI wafers have two layers of active silicon (Si), and normally the bottom Si layer is a mere physical structure. The idea of making int...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Human Factors in Healthcare Human Factors in Healthcare
Avi Parush, Debi Parush, Roy Ilan
Have you ever experienced the burden of an adverse event or a near-miss in healthcare and wished there was a way to mitigate it? This book walks you through a classic adverse event as a case study and shows you how.

It is a practical guide...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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