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Unsupervised Signal Processing: Channel Equalization and Source Separation

1st Edition

João Marcos Travassos Romano, Romis Attux, Charles Casimiro Cavalcante, Ricardo Suyama
September 28, 2010

Unsupervised Signal Processing: Channel Equalization and Source Separation provides a unified, systematic, and synthetic presentation of the theory of unsupervised signal processing. Always maintaining the focus on a signal processing-oriented approach, this book describes how the subject has...

Reliable Control and Filtering of Linear Systems with Adaptive Mechanisms

1st Edition

Guang-Hong Yang, Dan Ye
July 15, 2010

More and more, the advanced technological systems of today rely on sophisticated control systems designed to assure greater levels of safe operation while optimizing performance. Rather than assuming always perfect conditions, these systems require adaptive approaches capable of coping with...

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure Design, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Sumit Ghosh, Tony S. Lee
May 25, 2010

For many transportation systems, the cost of expanding the infrastructure is too high. Therefore, the focus must shift to improving the quality of transportation within the existing infrastructure. The second edition of a bestseller, Intelligent Transport Systems: Smart and Green Infrastructure...

Reinforcement Learning and Dynamic Programming Using Function Approximators

1st Edition

Lucian Busoniu, Robert Babuska, Bart De Schutter, Damien Ernst
April 29, 2010

From household appliances to applications in robotics, engineered systems involving complex dynamics can only be as effective as the algorithms that control them. While Dynamic Programming (DP) has provided researchers with a way to optimally solve decision and control problems involving complex...

Intelligent Video Surveillance: Systems and Technology

1st Edition

Yunqian Ma, Gang Qian
December 16, 2009

From the streets of London to subway stations in New York City, hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras ubiquitously collect hundreds of thousands of videos, often running 24/7. How can such vast volumes of video data be stored, analyzed, indexed, and searched? How can advanced video...

Fuzzy Image Processing and Applications with MATLAB

1st Edition

Tamalika Chaira, Ajoy Kumar Ray
November 24, 2009

In contrast to classical image analysis methods that employ "crisp" mathematics, fuzzy set techniques provide an elegant foundation and a set of rich methodologies for diverse image-processing tasks. However, a solid understanding of fuzzy processing requires a firm grasp of essential principles...

Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering

1st Edition

Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Ferat Sahin, Mo Jamshidi
November 19, 2009

From aeronautics and manufacturing to healthcare and disaster management, systems engineering (SE) now focuses on designing applications that ensure performance optimization, robustness, and reliability while combining an emerging group of heterogeneous systems to realize a common goal. Use SoS to...

Multi-Agent Systems: Simulation and Applications

1st Edition

Adelinde M. Uhrmacher, Danny Weyns
June 03, 2009

Methodological Guidelines for Modeling and Developing MAS-Based Simulations The intersection of agents, modeling, simulation, and application domains has been the subject of active research for over two decades. Although agents and simulation have been used effectively in a variety of application...

Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots

1st Edition

Ronald Arkin
May 27, 2009

Expounding on the results of the author’s work with the US Army Research Office, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, and various defense industry contractors, Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots explores how to produce an "artificial conscience" in a new class of robots, humane-oids,...

Pedestrian Dynamics: Mathematical Theory and Evacuation Control

1st Edition

Pushkin Kachroo
March 24, 2009

Homeland security, transportation, and city planning depend upon well-designed evacuation routes. You can’t wait until the day of to realize your plan won’t work. Designing successful evacuation plans requires an in-depth understanding of models and control designs for the problems of traffic flow,...

Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization, and Control

1st Edition

Yung C. Shin, Chengying Xu
December 22, 2008

Providing a thorough introduction to the field of soft computing techniques, Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization, and Control covers every major technique in artificial intelligence in a clear and practical style. This book highlights current research and applications, addresses issues...

Smart Materials

1st Edition

Mel Schwartz
November 20, 2008

Explores State-of-the-Art Work from the World’s Foremost Scientists, Engineers, Educators, and Practitioners in the Field Why use smart materials?Since most smart materials do not add mass, engineers can endow structures with built-in responses to a myriad of contingencies. In their various forms,...