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   Computational artifacts: towards a philosophy of computer science
Turner R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 255 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662555-64-4)

The philosophy of any discipline must account for the goals, methodology, and subject matter of the discipline [1]. There is a well-developed body of scholarship on the philosophy of mathematics and of science, especially physics and biology, and ...

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   The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A.  Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book

A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...

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  Handbook of mobile data privacy
Gkoulalas-Divanis A., Bettini C.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 403 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319981-60-4)

Location, location, location! If you are at risk of being targeted by an intelligent guided missile and you want to survive, I can only suggest you turn off your cellphone. But OK, let’s be realistic: if you’re worrying about this, you...

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   Knowledge driven development: bridging waterfall and agile methodologies
Lal M.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 322 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108475-21-1)

Software development projects are often labor-intensive and expensive. Although many software projects fail, even nominally successful projects may come in late and over budget. A software project delivery methodology can improve the chances of su...

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   Software-defined networking-based DDoS defense mechanisms
Swami R., Dave M., Ranga V.  ACM Computing Surveys 52(2): 1-36, 2019. Type: Article

This article surveys distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on software-defined networks (SDNs). SDNs separate the control plane from the data plane in computer networks, thus allowing more flexible management of traffic and topology. SDNs a...

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  Hardware accelerators in data centers
Kachris C., Falsafi B., Soudris D.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 279 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319927-91-6)

Over the years, the exchange of data over networks has been on the rise. With advancements in mobile technologies and applications, this is only going to increase. Modern data centers store, process, and distribute huge amounts of data, 24 hours a...

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  Mind over machine: the power of human intuition and expertise in the era of the computer
Dreyfus H. (ed), Dreyfus S., Athanasiou T.,  The Free Press, New York, NY, 1986.Type: Book (9789780029080603)

The book under review represents an interesting and highly challenging account of the limitations of computer capabilities in the areas of cognition and artificial reasoning, written by two well-known critics of the artificial intelligence field. ...

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  Empowering professional teaching in engineering: sustaining the scholarship of teaching
Heywood J.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 246 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681732-93-0)

Each generation has its own idea of how education should look. Teaching is not easy. It assumes that a generally older generation passes selected aspects of mankind’s achievements to a younger generation. Is there any universal prescription ...

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   A survey on deep neural network-based image captioning
Liu X., Xu Q., Wang N.  The Visual Computer 35(3): 445-470, 2019. Type: Article

Automated image captioning is the task of generating a useful and accurate description of an image without manual input. An ideal system, when shown an image, generates a summary such as “the mailman is running from a large, scary dog.”...

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  The book of why: the new science of cause and effect
Pearl J., Mackenzie D.,  Basic Books, Inc., New York, NY, 2018. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-0-465097-60-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)

In fields such as data science, explainable artificial intelligence (AI), and big data analytics, “why?” is the ultimate question that needs to be answered to make sense of real data. “Why?” has been the simplest question t...

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