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VanSpeybroeck, James
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
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Jim Van Speybroeck is a professor of decision sciences at St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) where he has taught and done research for 29 years. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Ambrose College (now, university) and his master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He received his PhD from Illinois State University, where he did research on post-tenure review of the professoriate.

His research interests are primarily focused on regression analysis and the appropriate use of technology for higher education in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics. His teaching specialties are econometrics and statistics. He has written four books on computer science and mathematics. He has written hundreds of articles on computer technology for several journals, including ComputerWorld, ISO World, and Data Processing Digest. He considers his work with ACM Computing Reviews to be a highlight of his professional life.

His interests outside of teaching and research include dramatic performances of Civil War music and writings.


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- 10 of 139 reviews

  Quality of experience and learning in information systems
Antoniou J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 110 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030525-59-0)

The primary mission of this book is to discuss the experiences (in toto) of anyone learning and using any new infonomics technology. However, that experience is viewed from several venues, that is, trust, bias in design, and personal freedom. As t...

Sep 8 2021  
   Creating good data: a guide to dataset structure and data representation
Foxwell H.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484261-02-6)

The dream of all writers: to be the right person, at the right place, at the right time. Harry Foxwell hit the jackpot:...

Sep 2 2021  
   Video games and well-being: press start
Kowart R.,  Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 166 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030327-69-9)

This is an interesting book. Video games and well-being is an evangelistic work, defending the worth of video games in providing innocent pleasure along with educational, intellectual, and emotional value....

Feb 4 2021  
   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 12 2020  
   Security and defence in Europe
Ramirez J., Biziewski J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030122-92-8)

OK, so it’s another book on security, cyberwarfare, the danger of ..., and the need for an effective and affective defense. But from the first sentence of the excellent prologue, written by Ana Palacio, former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spa...

Nov 18 2019  
  Computer-aided arrhythmia diagnosis with bio-signal processing: a survey of trends and techniques
Dinakarrao S., Jantsch A., Shafique M.  ACM Computing Surveys 52(2): 1-37, 2019. Type: Article

This magnificent research report may very well be a watershed in cardiology research....

Sep 5 2019  
  Imaginary mathematics for computer science
Vince J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 301 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319946-36-8)

This interesting book is very easy to read and understand. While the topics are not new, they are explained in lucid terms for anyone who is interested in sophisticated mathematics. My only quarrel concerns the title: the included mathematics is n...

Jun 4 2019  
  Infonomics: how to monetize, manage, and measure information as an asset for competitive advantage
Laney D.,  TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, New York, NY, 2018. 344 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138090-38-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

I am really turned off by hyperbole as far as book reviews are concerned. I have encountered the word “awesome” to the point of nausea in many, but I now find myself using the same accolades for this book by Douglas Laney. It is excell...

Mar 27 2019  
   Blood pressure estimation with a wristband optical sensor
Slapniar G., Lutrek M.  UbiComp 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers, Singapore,  Oct 8-12, 2018) 758-761, 2018. Type: Proceedings

This is an interesting paper that will hopefully serve as an incentive for future research. It is based on a small convenience sample, but the statistics and methodology are sound....

Dec 26 2018  
   The musical-mathematical mind: patterns and transformations
Pareyon G., Pina-Romero S., Agustín-Aquino O., Lluis-Puebla E.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 345 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319473-36-9)

The philosopher Teilhard De Chardin once made the statement “all is one,” referring to the fact that there is no field of study that is totally disjoint from another field. Pythagoras studied the properties of music, which interact wit...

Apr 10 2018  
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