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Modern Directional Statistics

Christophe Ley, Thomas Verdebout
September 15, 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...

Computational Exome and Genome Analysis

Peter N. Robinson, Rosario Michael Piro, Marten Jager
September 11, 2017

Exome and genome sequencing are revolutionizing medical research and diagnostics, but the computational analysis of the data has become an extremely heterogeneous and often challenging area of bioinformatics. Computational Exome and Genome Analysis provides a practical introduction to all of...

X-Machines for Agent-Based Modeling: FLAME Perspectives

Mariam Kiran
August 15, 2017

From the Foreword: "This book exemplifies one of the most successful approaches to modeling and simulating [the] new generation of complex systems. FLAME was designed to make the building of large scale complex systems models straightforward and the simulation code that it generates is highly...

Chromatin: Structure, Dynamics, Regulation

Ralf Blossey
July 21, 2017

An invaluable resource for computational biologists and researchers from other fields seeking an introduction to the topic, Chromatin: Structure, Dynamics, Regulation offers comprehensive coverage of this dynamic interdisciplinary field, from the basics to the latest research. Computational methods...

Python for Bioinformatics, Second Edition

Sebastian Bassi
July 10, 2017

In today's data driven biology, programming knowledge is essential in turning ideas into testable hypothesis. Based on the author’s extensive experience, Python for Bioinformatics, Second Edition helps biologists get to grips with the basics of software development. Requiring no prior knowledge of...

Combinatorial Pattern Matching Algorithms in Computational Biology Using Perl and R

Gabriel Valiente
June 14, 2017

Emphasizing the search for patterns within and between biological sequences, trees, and graphs, Combinatorial Pattern Matching Algorithms in Computational Biology Using Perl and R shows how combinatorial pattern matching algorithms can solve computational biology problems that arise in the analysis...

Microarray Image Analysis: An Algorithmic Approach

Karl Fraser, Zidong Wang, Xiaohui Liu
June 14, 2017

To harness the high-throughput potential of DNA microarray technology, it is crucial that the analysis stages of the process are decoupled from the requirements of operator assistance. Microarray Image Analysis: An Algorithmic Approach presents an automatic system for microarray image processing to...

Cancer Systems Biology

Edwin Wang
June 14, 2017

The unprecedented amount of data produced with high-throughput experimentation forces biologists to employ mathematical representation and computation methods to glean meaningful information in systems-level biology. Applying this approach to the underlying molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis,...

Biological Sequence Analysis Using the SeqAn C++ Library

Andreas Gogol-Döring, Knut Reinert
June 14, 2017

An Easy-to-Use Research Tool for Algorithm Testing and Development Before the SeqAn project, there was clearly a lack of available implementations in sequence analysis, even for standard tasks. Implementations of needed algorithmic components were either unavailable or hard to access in third-party...

Biological Data Mining

Jake Y. Chen, Stefano Lonardi
June 07, 2017

Like a data-guzzling turbo engine, advanced data mining has been powering post-genome biological studies for two decades. Reflecting this growth, Biological Data Mining presents comprehensive data mining concepts, theories, and applications in current biological and medical research. Each chapter...

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics: A Computational Approach

Kayvan Najarian, Siamak Najarian, Shahriar Gharibzadeh, Christopher N. Eichelberger
May 31, 2017

The availability of molecular imaging and measurement systems enables today’s biologists to swiftly monitor thousands of genes involved in a host of diseases, a critical factor in specialized drug development. Systems Biology and Bioinformatics: A Computational Approach provides students with a...

Neuromorphic Photonics

Paul R. Prucnal, Bhavin J. Shastri
May 30, 2017

As society’s appetite for information continues to grow, so does our need to process this information with increasing speed and versatility. Conventional one-size-fits-all solutions offered by digital electronics can no longer satisfy this need, as Moore’s law, interconnection density, and the von...