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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 is an overview of the finite-dimensional covariance matrix representation approach of images, along with it statistical interpretation. In particular,we discuss the various distances and divergences that arise from the intrinsic eome...
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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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: August, 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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Computerized Analysis of Mammographic Images for Detection and Characterization of Breast Cancer Computerized Analysis of Mammographic Images for Detection and Characterization of Breast Cancer
Paola Casti, Arianna Mencattini, Marcello Salmeri, Rangaraj Rangayyan
The identification and interpretation of the signs of breast cancer in mammographic images from screening programs can be very difficult due to the subtle and diversified appearance of breast disease. This book presents new image processing and patte...
Publication Date: July, 2017

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An Introduction to Laplacian Spectral Distances and Kernels An Introduction to Laplacian Spectral Distances and Kernels
Giuseppe Patane
In geometry processing and shape analysis, several applications have been addressed through the properties of the Laplacian spectral kernels and distances, such as commute-time, biharmonic, diffusion, and wave distances.

Within this contex...
Publication Date: July, 2017

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Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage
Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic
European digital libraries have existed in diverse forms and with quite different functions, priorities, and aims. However, there are some common features of European-based initiatives that are relevant to non-European communities. There are now many...
Publication Date: July, 2017

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Blocks and Chains Blocks and Chains
Aljosha Judmayer, Nicholas Stifter, Katharina Krombholz, Edgar Weippl
The new field of cryptographic currencies and consensus ledgers, commonly referred to as blockchains, is receiving increasing interest from various different communities. These communities are very diverse and amongst others include:...
Publication Date: June, 2017

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Game Theory Game Theory
Andrew McEachern
This book is a formalization of collected notes from an introductory game theory course taught at Queen's University. The course introduced traditional game theory and its formal analysis, but also moved to more modern approaches to game theory, prov...
Publication Date: June, 2017

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