Computer Science & Engineering

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

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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...

Large-Scale Machine Learning in the Earth Sciences

Ashok N. Srivastava, Ramakrishna Nemani, Karsten Steinhaeuser
August 14, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Computational Intelligence Paradigms for Optimization Problems Using MATLAB®/SIMULINK®

S. Sumathi, L. Ashok Kumar, Surekha. P
July 26, 2017

Considered one of the most innovative research directions, computational intelligence (CI) embraces techniques that use global search optimization, machine learning, approximate reasoning, and connectionist systems to develop efficient, robust, and easy-to-use solutions amidst multiple decision...

Evolutionary Multi-Objective System Design: Theory and Applications

Nadia Nedjah, Luiza De Macedo Mourelle, Heitor Silverio Lopes
June 27, 2017

Real-world engineering problems often require concurrent optimization of several design objectives, which are conflicting in cases. This type of optimization is generally called multi-objective or multi-criterion optimization. The area of research that applies evolutionary methodologies to...

Essentials of Control Techniques and Theory

John Billingsley
June 14, 2017

Carefully separating the essential from the ornamental, Essentials of Control Techniques and Theory presents the nuts and bolts for designing a successful controller. It discusses the theory required to support the art of designing a working controller as well as the various aspects to convince a...

Logo Recognition: Theory and Practice

Jingying Chen, Lizhe Wang, Dan Chen
June 14, 2017

Used by companies, organizations, and even individuals to promote recognition of their brand, logos can also act as a valuable means of identifying the source of a document. E-business applications can retrieve and catalog products according to their logos. Governmental agencies can easily inspect...

Conceptual Structures in Practice

Pascal Hitzler, Henrik Scharfe
June 14, 2017

Exploring fundamental research questions, Conceptual Structures in Practice takes you through the basic yet nontrivial task of establishing conceptual relations as the foundation for research in knowledge representation and knowledge mining. It includes contributions from leading researchers in...

Mining Software Specifications: Methodologies and Applications

David Lo, Siau-Cheng Khoo, Jiawei Han, Chao Liu
June 14, 2017

An emerging topic in software engineering and data mining, specification mining tackles software maintenance and reliability issues that cost economies billions of dollars each year. The first unified reference on the subject, Mining Software Specifications: Methodologies and Applications describes...