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Duben, Anthony
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
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Duben is the Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics of the Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He took this position after he retired as professor emeritus of computer science from Southeast Missouri State University, where he spent 22 years, rising from assistant professor to professor, and serving as associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and as chairman of the computer science department.

He studied chemistry and mathematics for his BS from Marquette University in Milwaukee. His PhD, in physical chemistry, is from the Pennsylvania State University. He was, and is, particularly interested in computational chemistry. His early exposure to computing was on an IBM 7094 using Fortran II, and he completed his dissertation research on an IBM 360. At that time, he discovered that a person could make a lot of friends if he knew OS360 JCL.

His interest in computational chemistry took him from large quantum mechanical calculations into statistical mechanical studies of glycoprotein geometries, as well as into instrument construction and computerized data collection and control systems.

Although he is a full-time administrator, he is still interested in computational science. In particular, he wishes he had the time to use the new college parallel processing cluster to work on some unresolved problems in molecular hydrodynamics and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of proteins and sugars. He is also interested in Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications in the sciences for data storage and portability among computer programs.

He belongs to the ACM, IEEE, and IEEE-Computer Society, and served the profession as an ABET-CAC accreditation evaluator (and hopes to continue doing so).

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- 10 of 208 reviews

   Advanced Perl programming
Rothwell W.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484258-62-0), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Advanced Perl programming is the third book in a three-book set by William “Bo” Rothwell [1,2]. The three books are titled (and subtitled) in a manner suggesting a pedagogy in Perl that takes readers from a novice state to an ex...

Jun 4 2021  
  Modern data mining algorithms in C++ and CUDA C
Masters T.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 228 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484259-87-0)

In his earlier book from 2018, Data mining algorithms in C++ [1], the author indicated that a “volume 2 will appear some day.” This is it. It builds on the techniques and tools of the earlier book and follows a similar style of ...

May 5 2021  
  Soft computing: techniques in engineering science
Ram M., Singh S.,  DE GRUYTER, Berlin, Germany, 2020. 230 pp. Type: Book (978-3-110625-60-8)

Soft computing is that part of computational science that is applied to problems characterized by uncertainty and imprecision. The techniques of soft computing include fuzzy sets, numbers, and logic; neural networks; and genetic programming and al...

Apr 22 2021  
   Novel coronavirus 2019: in-silico vaccine design and drug discovery
Kumar A., Saxena A., Lee G., Kashyap A., Jyothsna G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 78 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030344-95-5)

The two urgent goals for overcoming the COVID-19 virus are (1) finding effective treatments for patients already infected, and (2) developing vaccines for the prevention of infection. The speed needed to achieve these goals requires the use of com...

Feb 5 2021  
   Software product management: finding the right balance for YourProduct Inc.
Wagenblatt T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 475 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030198-70-1), Reviews: (1 of 2)

According to author Timo Wagenblatt, software product production and marketing can be managed in a data-driven and quantitatively characterized manner. This book is based on his long career in software product management, which includes his early ...

Sep 11 2020  
   The evolution of management
Matsudaira K.  Communications of the ACM 62(10): 42-47, 2019. Type: Article

The title of this article does not accurately describe its content. It is not an anthropological or philosophical paper on the evolution of management. Rather, it describes what a person may encounter and need to do as he or she enters into a mana...

Jun 11 2020  
   Surviving software dependencies
Cox R.  Communications of the ACM 62(9): 36-43, 2019. Type: Article

Software has been reused since the days of exchanging decks of punched cards wrapped in listings printed on green bar paper. Packages (that is, libraries) of code are everywhere and are used in an overwhelming number of applications. Starting with...

May 13 2020  
   Tracing the life cycle of ideas in the humanities and social sciences
Tuzzi A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 217 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319970-63-9)

In every discipline there are topics or subject areas that gain prominence and, after a while, begin to fade. Experienced scholars are aware of this phenomenon. They have intuitive insight into the life cycle of ideas in the histories of their own...

Mar 13 2020  
   Tools and weapons: the promise and the peril of the digital age
Smith B., Browne C.,  Penguin Press, London, UK, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-984877-71-0)

Digital technology is both a sword and a plowshare. It is disruptive both in positive and negative ways, often at the same time. This book is a superbly written assembly of stories describing how Microsoft, often in partnership with other technolo...

Feb 13 2020  
Boon M., Levine G.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2018. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262535-39-7)

In his book Outliers [1], Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly makes the claim that 10,000 hours of practice is necessary to achieve mastery of a skill, that is, 40 hours per week for five years (the minimal time and effort to complete a master̵...

Jan 27 2020  
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