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Fundamentals of image data mining: analysis, features, classification and retrieval
Zhang D.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 314 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030179-88-5)

Data mining is “the science of extracting useful knowledge from huge data repositories” [1]. Extending this definition, it can be concluded that image data mining is the science of extracting valuable knowledge from large volumes of im...

Sep 28 2020
Embedded EthiCS: integrating ethics across CS education
Grosz B., Grant D., Vredenburgh K., Behrends J., Hu L., Simmons A., Waldo J.  Communications of the ACM 62(8): 54-61, 2019. Type: Article

Motivated by a plethora of exemplary “intelligent” information enterprises, this article presents results related to Embedded EthiCS, “a Harvard-based pilot program [that] integrates class sessions on ethical reasoning into cours...

Sep 21 2020
Taming uncertainty
Hertwig R., Pleskac T., Pachur T., Center for Adaptive Rationality .,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2019. 488 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262039-87-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Humans are not the rational optimizers posited by classical economics or the axiomatic game theory of von Neumann and Morgenstern. Since 2012, the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin has been...

Sep 14 2020
Understand, manage, and prevent algorithmic bias: a guide for business users and data scientists
Baer T.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 260 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484248-84-3)

This is one of the most enlightening books about the hidden risks of applying machine learning techniques, and particularly algorithms, in decision making. The book unveils the many potential sources of algorithmic bias, raising serious questions ...

Sep 8 2020
Data architecture: a primer for the data scientist (2nd ed.)
Inmon W., Linstedt D., Levins M.,  Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2019. 431 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128169-16-2)

Showing a perceptible pattern as a line-edited transcript consolidated from one or more slide-based seminars, this book provides many illustrations that would otherwise have been the focus of a presenter’s lecture and interactive session. Ho...

Aug 31 2020
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...

Aug 24 2020
The effects of mixing machine learning and human judgment
Vaccaro M., Waldo J.  Communications of the ACM 62(11): 104-110, 2019. Type: Article

Automated risk assessment systems are often used in situations that require human judgment. One motivation for doing this is to remove human bias. Even when the automated system has been shown to be more accurate than human assessments, a team com...

Aug 17 2020
A domain theory for statistical probabilistic programming
Vákár M., Kammar O., Staton S.  Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages 3(POPL): 1-29, 2019. Type: Article

On the one hand, a statistical programming language is similar to a traditional programming language, but with libraries providing statistical functions. Examples are Mathematica, MATLAB, and the omnipresent R. On the other hand, probabilistic pro...

Aug 10 2020
Toward automatic verification of quantum programs
Ying M.  Formal Aspects of Computing 31(1): 3-25, 2019. Type: Article

Even if a world of quantum computing for everyone is years (if not decades) away, research on designing proper ways to program such systems has been ongoing for quite some time. History shows that programming is hard; making correct programs, that...

Aug 3 2020
Design of low power integrated radios for emerging standards
Rahman M., Harjani R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 71 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030213-32-9)

Low power radios are in high demand for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where there is a need for small, efficient, and low powered radios for wireless data communications. This book is part of Springer’s “Analog Circuits and ...

Jul 27 2020
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