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Computer networks: a systems approach (6th ed.)
Peterson L., Davie B., Morgan Kaufmann, Cambridge, MA, 2022. 848 pp. Type: Book (978-1-281820-08-2)
The field of computer science and engineering is advancing rapidly, especially in the area of computer networking. As the speed of networks increases, large amounts of data can be transferred at the speed of light. This makes more advanced applica...
Apr 20 2022
Coding art: the four steps to creative programming with the Processing language
Zhang Y., Funk M., Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 296 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484262-63-4)
--the title rightly raises eyebrows. Is it about the programming of art, or is it about the art of programming? The latter has been immortalized by Donald Knuth through his famous
The art of computer programming
Feb 17 2022
Digital image forensics: theory and implementation
Roy A., Dixit R., Naskar R., Chakraborty R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 89 pp. Type: Book
The introduction promises a great deal for an 89-page volume: the text “investigate[s] which device (or class of device) captured or formed the image” with “several state-of-the-art techniques ... reviewed in detail”; and s...
Sep 14 2021
Crypto dictionary: 500 tasty tidbits for the curious cryptographer
Aumasson J., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2021. 160 pp. Type: Book (978-1-718501-40-9)
Why do we need a dictionary when we have the Internet?...
Aug 25 2021
A survey of tool-supported assurance case assessment techniques
Maksimov M., Kokaly S., Chechik M. ACM Computing Surveys 52(5): 1-34, 2019. Type: Article
Assurance case assessment techniques find application in the study of complex system reliability and safety, for example, nuclear reactors, energy systems, aircraft, and so on....
Mar 1 2021
Diversity in visualization
Metoyer R., Gaither K., Ebert D., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 128 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681734-93-4)
Diversity in visualization
is a small book, spanning 88 pages (nine chapters plus references and editor/author bios). Yet it is very surprising, in a very good sense. The book is the result of “observations ... based on the analysis o...
Feb 26 2021
eDemocracy & eGovernment: stages of a democratic knowledge society (2nd ed.)
Meier A., Terán L., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 261 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030175-84-9)
The book describes aspects of eGovernment in the context of eDemocracy and public management. Its reference style is oriented toward students (both graduate and advanced undergraduate) who seek to gain knowledge about eDemocracy and eGovernment.
Feb 10 2021
Transformative teaching: a collection of stories of engineering faculty’s pedagogical journeys
Kellam N., Boklage A., Coley B., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 126 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681735-45-0)
Teaching in higher education institutions is often a challenge, especially for those new to the profession. Classes/eligibility are typically not prescribed for teachers in this space, apart from subject knowledge. This can result in mediocre teac...
Jan 11 2021
The era of Internet of Things: towards a smart world
Mohamed K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 118 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030181-32-1)
A very short text of just over 100 pages, this book has a catchy title and the author claims it contains everything needed to start working with the Internet of Things (IoT). Unfortunately, such a claim is an enormous exaggeration. The book consis...
Sep 25 2020
Networks and religion: ties that bind, loose, build-up, and tear down
Everton S., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 412 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108404-07-5)
Social network analysis (SNA) is an increasingly important tool for social science. By focusing on the links among people and organizations, it addresses the “social” aspect of social science much better than statistics based on popula...
Sep 22 2020
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