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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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Fuzzy Information Retrieval Fuzzy Information Retrieval
Donald H. Kraft, Erin Colvin
Information retrieval used to mean looking through thousands of strings of texts to find words or symbols that matched a user's query. Today, there are many models that help index and search more effectively so retrieval takes a lot less time. Inform...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Analysis and Design of Transmitarray Antennas Analysis and Design of Transmitarray Antennas
Ahmed H. Abdelrahman, Fan Yang, Atef Z. Elsherbeni, Payam Nayeri
In recent years, transmitarray antennas have attracted growing interest with many antenna researchers. Transmitarrays combines both optical and antenna array theory, leading to a low profile design with high gain, high radiation efficiency, and versa...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Quantum Robotics Quantum Robotics
Prateek Tandon, Stanley Lam, Ben Shih, Tanay Mehta, Alex Mitev, Zhiyang Ong
Quantum robotics is an emerging engineering and scientific research discipline that explores the application of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and related fields to robotics. This work broadly surveys advances in our scient...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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The Human Side of Engineering The Human Side of Engineering
John Heywood
While in many university courses attention is given to the human side, as opposed to the technical side of engineering, it is by and large an afterthought. Engineering is, however, a technical, social, and personal activity. Several studies show that...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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From Tool to Partner From Tool to Partner
Jonathan Grudin
This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user-experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science,human factors, information systems, information science,...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Digital Forensic Science Digital Forensic Science
Vassil Roussev
Digital forensic science, or digital forensics, is the application of scientific tools and methods to identify, collect, and analyze digital (data) artifacts in support of legal proceedings. From a more technical perspective, it is the process of rec...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization, Third Edition Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization, Third Edition
Robert C. Creese
Geometric Programming is used for cost minimization, profit maximization, obtaining cost ratios, and the development of generalized design equations for the primal variables. The early pioneers of geometric programming (Zener, Duffin, Peterson, Beigh...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Quantifying Research Integrity Quantifying Research Integrity
Michael Seadle
Institutions typically treat research integrity violations as black and white, right or wrong. The result is that the wide range of grayscale nuances that separate accident, carelessness, and bad practice from deliberate fraud and malpractice often g...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Node Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Node Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks
Xue Zhang, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Mahesh Banavar, Andreas Spanias
In sensor network applications, measured data are often meaningful only when the location is accurately known. In this booklet, we study research problems associated with node localization in wireless sensor networks. We describe sensor network local...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Natural Language Processing for the Semantic Web Natural Language Processing for the Semantic Web
Diana Maynard, Kalina Bontcheva, Isabelle Augenstein
This book introduces core natural language processing (NLP) technologies to non-experts in an easily accessible way, as a series of building blocks that lead the user to understand key technologies, why they are required, and how to integrate them in...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Digital Heritage Reconstruction Using Super-resolution and Inpainting Digital Heritage Reconstruction Using Super-resolution and Inpainting
Milind G. Padalkar, Manjunath V. Joshi, Nilay L. Khatri
Heritage sites across the world have witnessed a number of natural calamities, sabotage and damage from visitors, resulting in their present ruined condition. Many sites are now restricted to reduce the risk of further damage. Yet these masterpieces ...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Incidental Exposure to Online News Incidental Exposure to Online News
Borchuluun Yadamsuren, Sanda Erdelez
Rapid technological changes and availability of news anywhere and at any moment have changed how people seek out news. Increasingly, consumers no longer take deliberate actions to read the news, instead stumbling upon news online. While the emergence...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Non-Volatile In-Memory Computing by Spintronics Non-Volatile In-Memory Computing by Spintronics
Hao Yu, Leibin Ni, Yuhao Wang
Exa-scale computing needs to re-examine the existing hardware platform that can support intensive data-oriented computing. Since the main bottleneck is from memory, we aim to develop an energy-efficient in-memory computing platform in this book. Firs...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Advances in Multi-Channel Resource Allocation Advances in Multi-Channel Resource Allocation
Bo Ji, Xiaojun Lin, Ness B. Shroff
The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the demand for wireless services. These services are fueled by applications that often require not only high data rates, but also very low latency to function as desired. However, as wireless networ...
Publication Date: November, 2016

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Introduction to Logic, Third Edition Introduction to Logic, Third Edition
Michael Genesereth, Eric J. Kao
This book is a gentle but rigorous introduction to Formal Logic. It is intended primarily for use at the college level. However, it can also be used for advanced secondary school students, and it can be used at the start of graduate school for those ...
Publication Date: November, 2016

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