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Shrisha Rao
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
Bangalore, India
 

Shrisha Rao has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since July 2000, and has over 60 published reviews. He is on the faculty at IIIT-Bangalore (India). His research interests cluster primarily around the theory and practice of distributed computing, where he is particularly interested in distributed fair division and demand-side management. He also works with industry on certain problems with enterprise and large systems.

Rao earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Iowa, after obtaining an MS in logic and computation from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Unlocking data to improve public policy
Hastings J., Howison M., Lawless T., Ucles J., White P.  Communications of the ACM 62(10): 48-53, 2019. Type: Article

Data-driven decision-making is all the rage these days. Government and public sector organizations, as well as industry and private enterprise, are keen to leverage the flood of data available in the Information Age to make better decisions. Data ...

 

Social practices and dynamic non-humans: nature, materials and technologies
Maller C., Strengers Y.,  Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2019. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319921-88-4)

In the contemporary world, there is perhaps an implicit, or even explicit, presumption that human experience matters above all--human society and actions seek to quash, or at least subjugate to the extreme, all nonhuman actors and their effec...

 

Value sensitive design: shaping technology with moral imagination
Friedman B., Hendry D.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2019. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262039-53-6)

Design is an important aspect in the systems engineering life cycle, as well as a field of study in its own right. Design is an important consideration in the pragmatic sense, addressing the need to craft artifacts and systems that meet functional...

 

The theory of quantum information
Watrous J.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 598 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107180-56-7)

Information theory has its modern origins in the 1948 work [1] of Claude Shannon, who gave results that addressed two key problems: the extent to which information can be compressed without loss, and the rate at which information can be transmitte...

 

 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: (1 of 2)

The well-known 20th century scientist J. B. S. Haldane is famously quoted as having said, “Teleology is like a mistress to a biologist: he cannot live without her, but he’s unwilling to be seen with her in public.” Haldane’...

 
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