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Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces: The World of Modern Input Devices for Research, Applications, and Game Development


Francisco R. Ortega, Fatemeh Abyarjoo, Armando Barreto, Naphtali Rishe, Malek Adjouadi
January 25, 2016

In this new era of computing, where the iPhone, iPad, Xbox Kinect, and similar devices have changed the way to interact with computers, many questions have risen about how modern input devices can be used for a more intuitive user interaction. Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces: The World of ...

Essential Skills in Character Rigging


Nicholas B. Zeman
October 22, 2015

Character rigging is the method with which you create a system for animating a character. A rig is represented by two primary mechanics: the skeleton, consisting of hierarchical rotations to drive the motions, and a skin, or method of deforming the geometry that makes up the character model. Essenti...

GPU Pro 6: Advanced Rendering Techniques


Wolfgang Engel
September 11, 2015

The latest edition of this bestselling game development reference offers proven tips and techniques for the real-time rendering of special effects and visualization data that are useful for beginners and seasoned game and graphics programmers alike.Exploring recent developments in the rapidly evolvi...

Information Theory Tools for Visualization

Min Chen, Miquel Feixas, Ivan Viola, Anton Bardera, Han-Wei Shen, Mateu Sbert
August 23, 2016

This book explores Information theory (IT) tools, which have become state of the art to solve and understand better many of the problems in visualization. This book covers all relevant literature up to date. It is the first book solely devoted to this subject, written by leading...

Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges

John R. Vacca
August 19, 2016

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation, while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. With more organizations using cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, proper security in...

Data Privacy: Principles and Practice

Nataraj Venkataramanan, Ashwin Shriram
August 19, 2016

The book covers data privacy in depth with respect to data mining, test data management, synthetic data generation etc. It formalizes principles of data privacy that are essential for good anonymization design based on the data format and discipline. The principles outline best practices and...

Introduction to Certificateless Cryptography

Hu Xiong, Zhen Qin, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
August 18, 2016

As an intermediate model between conventional PKC and ID-PKC, CL-PKC can avoid the heavy overhead of certificate management in traditional PKC as well as the key escrow problem in ID-PKC altogether. Since the introduction of CL-PKC, many concrete constructions, security models, and applications...

Big Data of Complex Networks

Matthias Dehmer, Frank Emmert-Streib, Stefan Pickl, Andreas Holzinger
August 18, 2016

Big Data of Complex Networks presents and explains the methods from the study of big data that can be used in analysing massive structural data sets, including both very large networks and sets of graphs. As well as applying statistical analysis techniques like sampling and bootstrapping in an...

Computer Network Simulation Using NS2

Ajit Kumar Nayak, Satyananda Champati Rai, Rajib Mall
August 18, 2016

Computer Network Simulations Using NS2 provides a solid foundation of computer networking knowledge and skills, covering everything from simple operating system commands to the analysis of complex network performance metrics. The book begins with a discussion of the evolution of data communication...

A First Course in Machine Learning, Second Edition

Simon Rogers, Mark Girolami
August 15, 2016

"A First Course in Machine Learning by Simon Rogers and Mark Girolami is the best introductory book for ML currently available. It combines rigor and precision with accessibility, starts from a detailed explanation of the basic foundations of Bayesian analysis in the simplest of settings, and goes...

Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Technologies and Applications

Minyi Guo, Jingyu Zhou, Feilong Tang, Yao Shen
August 12, 2016

This book introduces fundamental concepts and theories in pervasive computing as well as its key technologies and applications. It explains how to design and implement pervasive middleware and real application systems, covering nearly all aspects related to pervasive computing. Key technologies in...

Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving Using Scala, Second Edition

Mark C. Lewis, Lisa Lacher
August 11, 2016

Praise for the first edition: "The well-written, comprehensive book…[is] aiming to become a de facto reference for the language and its features and capabilities. The pace is appropriate for beginners; programming concepts are introduced progressively through a range of examples and then used as...

Data Analysis for the Life Sciences with R

Rafael A. Irizarry, Michael I. Love
August 10, 2016

This book covers several of the statistical concepts and data analytic skills needed to succeed in data-driven life science research. The authors proceed from relatively basic concepts related to computed p-values to advanced topics related to analyzing highthroughput data. They include the R code...

Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools

Ian Foster, Rayid Ghani, Ron S. Jarmin, Frauke Kreuter, Julia Lane
August 09, 2016

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Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing

Frank T. Willmore, Eric Jankowski, Coray Colina
August 01, 2016

Created to help scientists and engineers write computer code, this practical book addresses the important tools and techniques that are necessary for scientific computing, but which are not yet commonplace in science and engineering curricula. This book contains chapters summarizing the most...