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Rapidly Prototyping Interfaces with InDesign

Carla Viviana Coleman
April 20, 2018

 Rapidly Prototyping Interfaces with InDesign guides readers to learn to create a wide range of interfaces, from mobile to desktop. With InDesign, interface prototyping takes minutes instead of days. This book is code-free and entirely hands-on with InDesign tools. This book acts as a guide...

Probabilistic Foundations of Statistical Network Analysis

Harry Crane
April 19, 2018

Probabilistic Foundations of Statistical Network Analysis presents a fresh and insightful perspective on the fundamental tenets and major challenges of modern network analysis. Its lucid exposition provides necessary background for understanding the essential ideas behind exchangeable and dynamic...

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

Zheng Alan Zhao, Huan Liu
April 18, 2018

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining introduces a novel feature selection technique that establishes a general platform for studying existing feature selection algorithms and developing new algorithms for emerging problems in real-world applications. This technique represents a unified...

Teaching Computing: A Practitioner's Perspective

Henry M. Walker
April 17, 2018

Teaching can be intimidating for beginning faculty. Some graduate schools and some computing faculty provide guidance and mentoring, but many do not. Often, a new faculty member is assigned to teach a course, with little guidance, input, or feedback. Teaching Computing: A Practitioner’s Perspective...

Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics: From Quantum to Coarse-Grained Methods

Monika Fuxreiter
April 16, 2018

The Latest Developments on the Role of Dynamics in Protein Functions Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics: From Quantum to Coarse-Grained Methods presents modern biomolecular computational techniques that address protein flexibility/dynamics at all levels of theory. An international...

Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming: Modern Concepts and Practical Applications

Michael Affenzeller, Stefan Wagner, Stephan Winkler, Andreas Beham
April 16, 2018

Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming: Modern Concepts and Practical Applications discusses algorithmic developments in the context of genetic algorithms (GAs) and genetic programming (GP). It applies the algorithms to significant combinatorial optimization problems and describes structure...

Introduction to Proteins: Structure, Function, and Motion, Second Edition

Amit Kessel, Nir Ben-Tal
April 11, 2018

Introduction to Proteins shows how proteins can be analyzed in multiple ways. It refers to the roles of proteins and enzymes in diverse contexts and everyday applications, including medical disorders, drugs, toxins, chemical warfare, and animal behavior. This edition includes a brand-new chapter...

Protocols for Secure Electronic Commerce, Third Edition

Mostafa Hashem Sherif
April 05, 2018

Protocols for Secure Electronic Commerce, Third Edition presents a compendium of protocols for securing electronic commerce, or e-commerce, in consumer- and business-to-business applications. Attending to a variety of electronic payment systems currently in use around the globe, this edition:...

Feature Engineering for Machine Learning and Data Analytics

Guozhu Dong, Huan Liu
April 04, 2018

Feature engineering plays a vital role in big data analytics. Machine learning and data mining algorithms cannot work without data. Little can be achieved if there are few features to represent the underlying data objects, and the quality of results of those algorithms largely depends on the...

A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python, Second Edition

Mark J. Johnson
March 30, 2018

A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python, Second Edition provides a hands-on and accessible introduction to writing software in Python, with no prior programming experience required. The Second Edition was thoroughly reorganized and rewritten based on classroom experience to incorporate:...

Data-Driven Storytelling

Nathalie Henry Riche, Christophe Hurter, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Sheelagh Carpendale
March 29, 2018

This book presents an accessible introduction to data-driven storytelling. Resulting from unique discussions between data visualization researchers and data journalists, it offers an integrated definition of the topic, presents vivid examples and patterns for data storytelling, and calls out key...

Modeling and Simulation of Everyday Things

Michael W. Roth
March 19, 2018

How can computer modeling and simulation tools be used to understand and analyze common situations and everyday problems? Readers will find here an easy-to-follow, enjoyable introduction for anyone even with little background training. Examples are incorporated throughout to stimulate interest and...

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