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Beyond data: reclaiming human rights at the dawn of the metaverse
Renieris E., MIT Press, Cambridge,MA, 2023. 240 pp. Type: Book (9780262047821)
This book is a short, focused essay on data security and privacy. The author makes it clear that these are two separate matters that are often in conflict both in practice and in law. Each of the book’s three major sections emphasizes a diff...
May 11 2023
Multiple LDPC-encoder layered space-time-frequency architectures for OFDM MIMO multiplexing
Huang Y., Wang J. Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal 63(4): 995-1012, 2012. Type: Article
For many, because of its influence in both everyday life and business, fourth-generation (4G) wireless communication has a distinguished place, where coupling orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) and multiple input, multiple output (M...
Apr 24 2023
Synthetic friends: a philosophy of human-machine friendship
Kempt H., Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2022. 220 pp. Type: Book (3031136306)
The relationships between human beings and robots have been a significant part of science fiction since Isaac Asimov’s robot stories and novels, starting in 1950, and movies and television shows like
Apr 13 2023
Establishing SRE foundations: a step-by-step guide to introducing site reliability engineering in software delivery organizations
Ukis V., Pearson, Hoboken, NJ, 2023. 560 pp. Type: Book (0137424604)
In a product-oriented organization, how do you get product operations, product development, and product owners to work together? Traditional methodologies like the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) or Control Objectives for Info...
Apr 6 2023
Model-driven DevOps: increasing agility and security in your physical network through DevOps
King J., Carter S., Pearson Education, Boston, MA, 2023. 192 pp. Type: Book (0137644671), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Network infrastructure management and operations are often very manually intensive processes, prone to error and slow to react to business needs. DevOps is a set of practices and tools in software development, focusing on efficiency to integrate a...
Apr 3 2023
Big breaches: cybersecurity lessons for everyone
Daswani N., Elbayadi M., Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 476 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484266-54-0)
This large work begins with an introductory preface that provides historical perspective on cybercriminals and introduces the authors and the basic tenets of the book. The work is divided into two broad parts: the first gives detailed descriptions...
Mar 31 2023
Agile transformation: using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to think and lead differently
Spayd M., Madore M., Pearson Education, Boston, MA, 2021. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-3-218853-17-0)
Agile methodology is not a new way of managing projects or conducting business. It has been used since approximately 1980, without much publicity. Nowadays, however, as we have the Internet and communication has become very easy, we often hear the...
Mar 20 2023
IoT for sustainable smart cities and society
Rodrigues J., Agarwal P., Khanna K., Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2022. 338 pp. Type: Book (303089553X)
Before reading this review, take two minutes to reflect upon the following questions:...
Feb 28 2023
The story of proof: logic and the history of mathematics
Stillwell J., PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2022. 456 pp. Type: Book (0691234361), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Years ago, several of my colleagues in the university’s mathematics department told me that many high school students no longer study classic plane geometry, the kind of instruction that emphasizes careful logic applied to axioms, postulates...
Feb 23 2023
Deep learning and physics
Tanaka A., Tomiya A., Hashimoto K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-9-813361-07-2)
Machine learning (ML) and particularly deep learning (DL) are used in various physics studies. In this book, the authors show how. They begin by discussing the attributes and theory of ML and its apparent similarities in form to theories in physic...
Feb 16 2023
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