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Building the Network of the Future: Getting Smarter, Faster, and More Flexible with a Software Centric Approach

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John Donovan, Krish Prabhu
June 22, 2017

From the Foreword: "This book lays out much of what we’ve learned at AT&T about SDN and NFV. Some of the smartest network experts in the industry have drawn a map to help you navigate this journey. Their goal isn’t to predict the future but to help you design and build a network that will be...

Data Science and Analytics with Python

Jesus Rogel-Salazar
August 11, 2017

Data Science and Analytics with Python is designed for practitioners in data science and data analytics in both academic and business environments. The aim is to present the reader with the main concepts used in data science using tools developed in Python, such as SciKit-learn, Pandas, Numpy, and...

Modern Directional Statistics

Christophe Ley, Thomas Verdebout
August 10, 2017

Modern Directional Statistics collects important advances in methodology and theory for directional statistics over the last two decades. It provides a detailed overview and analysis of recent results that can help both researchers and practitioners. Knowledge of multivariate statistics eases the...

Large-Scale Machine Learning in the Earth Sciences

Ashok N. Srivastava, Ramakrishna Nemani, Karsten Steinhaeuser
August 07, 2017

From the Foreword: "While large-scale machine learning and data mining have greatly impacted a range of commercial applications, their use in the field of Earth sciences is still in the early stages. This book, edited by Ashok Srivastava, Ramakrishna Nemani, and Karsten Steinhaeuser, serves as an...

Visual Experiences: A Concise Guide to Digital Interface Design

Carla Viviana Coleman
August 02, 2017

  Visual Experiences: A Concise Guide to Digital Interface Design provides step-by-step examples to enable readers to create an interface, guiding them from sketching an idea to creating an interactive prototype. This creation of a visual experience is achieved in three steps: thought, design...

Discrete Simulation and Animation for Mining Engineers

John R. Sturgul
August 02, 2017

General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) is a special computer programming language primarily used to simulate what can be classified as discrete systems. A discrete system is one where, at any given instant in time, a countable number of things can take place. The basic operation of a mine itself...

Statistical Regression and Classification: From Linear Models to Machine Learning

Norman Matloff
August 01, 2017

Statistical Regression and Classification: From Linear Models to Machine Learning takes an innovative look at the traditional statistical regression course, presenting a contemporary treatment in line with today's applications and users. The text takes a modern look at regression: * A thorough...

Data Analytics Applications in Latin America and Emerging Economies

Eduardo Rodriguez
August 01, 2017

This book focuses on understanding the analytics knowledge management process and its comprehensive application to various socioeconomic sectors. Using cases from Latin America and other emerging economies, it examines analytics knowledge applications where a solution has been achieved. Written for...

Social Networks with Rich Edge Semantics

Quan Zheng, David Skillicorn
August 01, 2017

Social Networks with Rich Edge Semantics introduces a new mechanism for representing social networks in which pairwise relationships can be drawn from a range of realistic possibilities, including different types of relationships, different strengths in the directions of a pair, positive and...

Multilevel Modeling of Secure Systems in QoP-ML

Bogdan Księżopolski
August 01, 2017

In order to perform effective analysis of today’s information security systems, numerous components must be taken into consideration. This book presents a well-organized, consistent solution created by the author, which allows for precise multilevel analysis of information security systems and...

The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking

Niklas Hageback
July 28, 2017

The Virtual Mind: Designing the Logic to Approximate Human Thinking, through an in-depth and multidisciplinary review, outlines and defines the underpinnings for modelling human thinking through approximating the mind. Whilst there are plenty of efforts underway trying to mimic the brain, its...

Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval Models

K. Latha
July 27, 2017

Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval Models explores different algorithms for the application of evolutionary computation to the field of information retrieval (IR). As well as examining existing approaches to resolving some of the problems in this field, results obtained by...

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