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   Photo forensics
Farid H.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-34-7)

From a number of perspectives, Photo forensics is a wonderful book. From the most material point of view, it is simply beautiful. You may even see it on coffee tables. The cover is smartly designed, the paper is of high quality, and the ima...

   Knowledge engineering: building cognitive assistants for evidence-based reasoning
Tecuci G., Marcu D., Boicu M., Schum D.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107122-56-7)

To review this book, and do it any justice, one must begin with a few “externalities.” First, the book is exceptionally beautiful in terms of production: well bound, beautiful in color, and very well produced in every aspect. The color...

  Building the Internet of Things with Bluetooth Smart
Raza S., Misra P., He Z., Voigt T.  Ad Hoc Networks 57 19-31, 2017. Type: Article

The paper looks at the current state of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as a communication platform to connect resource-constrained devices to the Internet, and presents a purportedly first-of-its-kind open hardware and open-source port definition to a...

  Random graphs and complex networks: volume one
van der Hofstad R.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 375 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107172-87-6)

Since the first ideas on how to describe existing networks with the mathematical tools of random graph modeling were revived in the context of Internet networks by the Faloutsoses, the new field of network science was born. Two types of books are ...

  Compiler-based code generation and autotuning for geometric multigrid on GPU-accelerated supercomputers
Basu P., Williams S., Van Straalen B., Oliker L., Colella P., Hall M.  Parallel Computing 64 50-64, 2017. Type: Article

Basu et al. present a code generation and autotuning technique for geometric multigrid codes targeted for graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated supercomputers using the CUDA-CHiLL compilation framework....

  Cloudy, foggy and misty Internet of Things
Corsaro A.  ICPE 2016 (Proceedings of the 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, Delft, the Netherlands,  Mar 12-16, 2016) 261-261, 2016. Type: Proceedings

[Editor’s note: Because this proceedings paper is simply an abstract of a keynote, the reviewer based the review on Corsaro’s keynote slides, available here:

  Fine-grain power breakdown of modern out-of-order cores and its implications on Skylake-based systems
Haj-Yihia J., Yasin A., Asher Y., Mendelson A.  ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization 13(4): Article No. 56, 2016. Type: Article

Extreme-scale data centers and supercomputers draw many megawatts of power to function. By today’s standards, drawing one megawatt of power roughly costs $1 million; hence, reduced power consumption is critical for these systems. Current and...

  Caring through data: attending to the social and emotional experiences of health datafication
Kaziunas E., Ackerman M., Lindtner S., Lee J.  CSCW 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Portland, OR,  Feb 25-Mar 1, 2017) 2260-2272, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Since everyday health experiences have been increasingly mediated through shared personal and health data, it is important to consider how the trend affects the meanings of self-care and to reconsider the emotional impacts of sharing personal data...

  Building lexical resources for NLP
Derry Wijaya. YouTube, 00:55:28, published on May 21, 2017, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), Type: Video

This video comes from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and first appeared on YouTube on May 21, 2017. The speaker addresses the problem of automating the extension of existing natural language processing (NLP) resources....

  Attention sensitive web browsing
Bose J., Singhai A., Patankar A., Kumar A.  COMPUTE 2016 (Proceedings of the 9th Annual ACM India Conference, Gandhinagar, India,  Oct 21-23, 2016) 147-152, 2016. Type: Proceedings

As mobile web browsing becomes more commonplace, it is interesting to investigate the patterns of users’ focus. The authors propose, exploiting the findings in the research, an appropriate software architecture that takes into account the ch...

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