Nov 29


Operating systems : principles and practice, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 140)

Authors Thomas Anderson, Michael Dahlin
Place of Publication [United States]
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Recursive Books, Ltd.

Over the past two decades, there has been a huge amount of innovation in both the principles and practice of operating systems Over the same period, the core ideas in a modern operating system – protection, concurrency, virtualization, resource allocation, and reliable storage – have become widely applied throughout computer science. Whether you get a job at Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or any other leading-edge technology company, it is impossible to build resilient, secure, and flexible computer systems without the ability to apply operating systems concepts in a variety of settings. This book examines the both the principles and practice of modern operating systems, taking important, high-level concepts all the way down to the level of working code. Because operating systems concepts are among the most difficult in computer science, this top to bottom approach is the only way to really understand and master this important material.

Introduction to the theory of computation, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 133, CS 204)

Author Michael Sipser
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Gain a clear understanding of even the most complex, highly theoretical computational theory topics in the approachable presentation found only in the market-leading INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION, 3E. The number one choice for today’s computational theory course, this revision continues the book’s well-know, approachable style with timely revisions, additional practice, and more memorable examples in key areas. A new first-of-its-kind theoretical treatment of deterministic context-free languages is ideal for a better understanding of parsing and LR(k) grammars. You gain a solid understanding of the fundamental mathematical properties of computer hardware, software, and applications with a blend of practical and philosophical coverage and mathematical treatments, including advanced theorems and proofs. INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTATION, 3E’s comprehensive coverage makes this a valuable reference for your continued studies in theoretical computing.

Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS : learn how to program apps for the Internet of Things, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 173)

Author Ahmed Bakir
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Apress

Learn how to build apps using Apple’s native APIs for the Internet of Things, including the Apple Watch, HomeKit, and Apple Pay. You’ll also see how to interface with popular third-party hardware such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the FitBit family of devices.Program the Internet of Things with Swift and iOS is an update to the previous version and includes all new Swift 4 code. This book is a detailed tutorial that provides a detailed “how” and “why” for each topic, explaining Apple-specific design patterns as they come up and pulling lessons from other popular apps. To help you getting up and running quickly, each chapter is framed within a working project, allowing you to use the sample code directly in your apps.
The Internet of Things is not limited to Apple devices alone, so this book also explains how to interface with popular third-party hardware devices, such as the Fitbit and Raspberry Pi, and generic interfaces, like Restful API’s and HTTPS. You’ll also review new API’s like Face ID and new design considerations, and look more closely at SSL and how to make IoT connected apps more resistant to hackers. The coverage of Apple Watch has been expanded as well. The Internet of Things is waiting — be a part of it!
What You’ll Learn

  • Use Apple’s native IoT Frameworks, such as HealthKit, HomeKit, and FaceID
  • Interact with popular third-party hardware, such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and FitBit
  • Work with real projects to develop skills based in experience
  • Make a smarter IoT with SiriKit and CoreML

Who This Book Is For

The primary audience for this book are readers who have a grasp of the basics of iOS development and are looking to improve their Internet of Things-specific skills. Intermediate to Advanced level. The secondary audience would be business decision makers (managers, business analysts, executives) who are looking to gain a rough understanding of what is involved in Internet of Things development for iOS.

Computer architecture : a quantitative approach, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Wilson M. Tan, (CS 20, CS 21)

Authors John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication [2019]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Sixth Edition has been considered essential reading by instructors, students and practitioners of computer design for over 20 years. The sixth edition of this classic textbook from Hennessy and Patterson, winners of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award recognizing contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field, is fully revised with the latest developments in processor and system architecture. The text now features examples from the RISC V (RISC Five) instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard. It also includes a new chapter on domain specific architectures and an updated chapter on warehouse scale computing that features the first public information on Google’s newest WSC.

True to its original mission of demystifying computer architecture, this edition continues the longstanding tradition of focusing on areas where the most exciting computing innovation is happening, while always keeping an emphasis on good engineering design.

  • Winner of a 2019 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association
  • Includes a new chapter on domain specific architectures, explaining how they are the only path forward for improved performance and energy efficiency given the end of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling
  • Features the first publication of several DSAs from industry
  • Features extensive updates to the chapter on warehouse scale computing, with the first public information on the newest Google WSC
  • Offers updates to other chapters including new material dealing with the use of stacked DRAM; data on the performance of new NVIDIA Pascal GPU vs. new AVX 512 Intel Skylake CPU; and extensive additions to content covering multicore architecture and organization
  • Includes “Putting It All Together” sections near the end of every chapter, providing real world technology examples that demonstrate the principles covered in each chapter
  • Includes review appendices in the printed text and additional reference appendices available online
  • Includes updated and improved case studies and exercises
  • ACM named John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry

The art of agile development

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 191, CS 192)

Authors James Shore and Shane Warden
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

The Art of Agile Development contains practical guidance for anyone considering or applying agile development for building valuable software. Plenty of books describe what agile development is or why it helps software projects succeed, but very few combine information for developers, managers, testers, and customers into a single package that they can apply directly.

This book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors’ many years of experience with Extreme Programming (XP). You get a gestalt view of the agile development process, including comprehensive guidance for non-technical readers and hands-on technical practices for developers and testers.

The Art of Agile Development gives you clear answers to questions such as:

  • How can we adopt agile development?
  • Do we really need to pair program?
  • What metrics should we report?
  • What if I can’t get my customer to participate?
  • How much documentation should we write?
  • When do we design and architect?
  • As a non-developer, how should I work with my agile team?
  • Where is my product roadmap?
  • How does QA fit in?

The book teaches you how to adopt XP practices, describes each practice in detail, then discusses principles that will allow you to modify XP and create your own agile method. In particular, this book tackles the difficult aspects of agile development: the need for cooperation and trust among team members.

Whether you’re currently part of an agile team, working with an agile team, or interested in agile development, this book provides the practical tips you need to start practicing agile development. As your experience grows, the book will grow with you, providing exercises and information that will teach you first to understand the rules of agile development, break them, and ultimately abandon rules altogether as you master the art of agile development.

“Jim Shore and Shane Warden expertly explain the practices and benefits of Extreme Programming. They offer advice from their real-world experiences in leading teams. They answer questions about the practices and show contraindications – ways that a practice may be mis-applied. They offer alternatives you can try if there are impediments to applying a practice, such as the lack of an on-site customer.

Software engineering : a practitioner’s approach, Eighth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 191, CS 192)

Authors Roger S. Pressman, Bruce R. Maxim.
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

For almost three decades, Roger Pressman’s Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach has been the world’s leading textbook in software engineering. The new edition represents a major restructuring and update of previous editions, solidifying the book’s position as the most comprehensive guide to this important subject. The chapter structure will return to a more linear presentation of software engineering topics with a direct emphasis on the major activities that are part of a generic software process. Content will focus on widely used software engineering methods and will de-emphasize or completely eliminate discussion of secondary methods, tools and techniques. The intent is to provide a more targeted, prescriptive, and focused approach, while attempting to maintain SEPA’s reputation as a comprehensive guide to software engineering. The 39 chapters of this edition are organized into five parts – Process, Modeling, Quality Management, Managing Software Projects, and Advanced Topics. The book has been revised and restructured to improve pedagogical flow and emphasize new and important software engineering processes and practices.

McGraw-Hill’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.

Computer organization and design : the hardware/software interface, RISC-V edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Wilson M. Tan, (CS 20, CS 21)

Authors David A . Patterson, John L. Hennessy
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

The new RISC V Edition of Computer Organization and Design features the RISC V open source instruction set architecture, the first open source architecture designed to be used in modern computing environments such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and other embedded systems.

With the post PC era now upon us, Computer Organization and Design moves forward to explore this generational change with examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud. Updated content featuring tablet computers, Cloud infrastructure, and the x86 (cloud computing) and ARM (mobile computing devices) architectures is included.

An online companion Web site provides advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references, and recommended reading.

  • Features RISC V, the first such architecture designed to be used in modern computing environments, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and other embedded systems
  • Includes relevant examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud

Alan Turing : life and legacy of a great thinker

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 133, CS 204, CS 208, CS 290)

Editor Christof Teuscher
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Springer

Written by a distinguished cast of contributors, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker is the definitive collection of essays in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Alan Turing. This fascinating text covers the rich facets of his life, thoughts, and legacy, but also sheds some light on the future of computing science with a chapter contributed by visionary Ray Kurzweil, winner of the 1999 National Medal of Technology. Further, important contributions come from the philosopher Daniel Dennett, the Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, and from the distinguished logician Martin Davis, who provides a first critical essay on an emerging and controversial field termed “hypercomputation”.

Alan Turing : his work and impact

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 133, CS 204, CS 208, CS 290)

Editors S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Elsevier

In this 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP, readers will find many of the most significant contributions from the four-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with commentaries from current experts in a wide spectrum of fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of Alan Turing’s work.

Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, Alan Turing: His Work and Impact gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing’s scientific endeavors have impacted current research and understanding of the world. His pivotal writings on subjects including computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, morphogenesis, and more display continued relevance and insight into today’s scientific and technological landscape. This collection provides a great service to researchers, but is also an approachable entry point for readers with limited training in the science, but an urge to learn more about the details of Turing’s work.

  • 2013 winner of the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers, as well as the 2013 PROSE Awards for Mathematics and Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, also from the AAP
  • Named a 2013 Notable Computer Book in Computing Milieux by Computing Reviews
  • Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing
  • Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field
  • Additional resources available online

New computational paradigms : changing conceptions of what is computable

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 133, CS 204, CS 208, CS 290)

Editors S. Barry Cooper, Benedikt Löwe, Andrea Sorbi
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Springer

This superb exposition of a complex subject examines new developments in the theory and practice of computation from a mathematical perspective, with topics ranging from classical computability to complexity, from biocomputing to quantum computing. This book is suitable for researchers and graduate students in mathematics, philosophy, and computer science with a special interest in logic and foundational issues. Most useful to graduate students are the survey papers on computable analysis and biological computing. Logicians and theoretical physicists will also benefit from this book.

Programming massively parallel processors : a hands-on approach, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 239)

Authors David B. Kirk, Wen-mei W. Hwu
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach, Third Edition shows both student and professional alike the basic concepts of parallel programming and GPU architecture, exploring, in detail, various techniques for constructing parallel programs.

Case studies demonstrate the development process, detailing computational thinking and ending with effective and efficient parallel programs. Topics of performance, floating-point format, parallel patterns, and dynamic parallelism are covered in-depth.

For this new edition, the authors have updated their coverage of CUDA, including coverage of newer libraries, such as CuDNN, moved content that has become less important to appendices, added two new chapters on parallel patterns, and updated case studies to reflect current industry practices.

  • Teaches computational thinking and problem-solving techniques that facilitate high-performance parallel computing
  • Utilizes CUDA version 7.5, NVIDIA’s software development tool created specifically for massively parallel environments
  • Contains new and updated case studies
  • Includes coverage of newer libraries, such as CuDNN for Deep Learning

Intuitive design : eight steps to intuitive UI

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 173, CS 196)

Author Everett N. McKay
Place of Publication St. Albans Bay, Vermont
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Black Watch Publishing

Make your designs immediately self-explanatory and easy to use, and never “agree to disagree” again about whether they are intuitive!

Your mission: To design an intuitive UI for your next project. Your problem: You’re not sure what “intuitive UI” really means. Worst problem: Your team isn’t sure either, so your discussions about intuitive design are unproductive and opinion-driven.

If this sounds familiar, Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI will give you the insight, principles, and guidelines you need to get the job done. You’ll learn the objective and actionable steps for designing intuitive UIs – for mobile, web, and desktop apps. Mission accomplished!

Nov 29


Contextual design : design for life, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 191, CS 192)

Authors Karen Holtzblatt, Hugh Beyer.
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Contextual Design: Design for Life, Second Edition, describes the core techniques needed to deliberately produce a compelling user experience. Contextual design was first invented in 1988 to drive a deep understanding of the user into the design process. It has been used in a wide variety of industries and taught in universities all over the world. Until now, the basic CD approach has needed little revision, but with the wide adoption of handheld devices, especially smartphones, the way technology is integrated into people’s lives has fundamentally changed. Contextual Design V2.0 introduces both the classic CD techniques and the new techniques needed to “design for life”, fulfilling core human motives while supporting activities.

This completely updated and revised edition is written in a clear, informal style without excessive jargon, and is the must have book for any UX Design library. Users will find coverage of mobile devices and consumer and business products, all illustrated with new examples, case studies, and discussions on how to use CD with the agile development and other project requirements methods.

  • Provides tactics on how to gather detailed data on how people live, work, and use products
  • Helps develop a coherent picture of a whole user population
  • Presents tactics on how to use the seven “Cool Concepts” to support core human motives and generate new product concepts guided by user data, ideation techniques, and principles key to producing a compelling user experience
  • Explains how to structure the system and user interface to best support the user across place, time, and platform

Electronic alarm and security systems : a technician’s guide

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE)

Author Delton T. Horn
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1995
Publisher TAB Books

The complete guide to security system installation. Design and install effective, dependable intrusion-alarm systems quickly and professional with Delton T. Horn’s Electronic Alarm and Security Systems: A Technician’s Guide. You’ll find step-by-step instructions for installing, maintaining, and repairing everything from the most basic home alrams to sophisticated computer-controlled security systems. You’ll also get expert guidance for expanding a security system to cover fire, gas, and flood hazards, as well as tips for mastering all the latest troubleshooting technqiques: master the most common alram sensors; design central control-box circuits; install alarms on doors and windows; create panic buttons; use test equipment; arm and disarm alarm systems; master lighting and landscaping techniques; and much more.

Sensors and wearable technologies in sport : technologies, trends and approaches for implementation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 197)

Authors Daniel A. James, Nicola Petrone
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Springer

This book explores emerging trends in wearable sensors for sport and highlights the developments taking place. Drawing on the literature both the approaches and principals for the use of sensors in sport are outlined, and together with references to key works the reader finds this useful in considering such endeavours. The development of wearable technologies is fast paced and accompanying that is an exponential growth in the use and development of computing resources, thus while the review is comprehensive on content not all works can be included and given publication times will inevitably be somewhat dated. The illumination through trends, examples and principles are an aid for anyone considering the use of sensors and wearables in sports.

ITIL 2011 edition : a pocket guide

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco, (CS 197)

Author Jan van Bon
Place of Publication Zaltbommel, Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Van Haren Publishing

For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the “Training Material” tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, Dutch.Since 2001 the Van Haren Publishing ITIL Pocket Guides have helped readers all over the world to understand the essentials of ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), the leading framework for IT service management. This pocket guide does exactly the same as previous editions: offering a concise summary of ITIL, based on ITIL® 2011 Edition. We have condensed the full ITIL framework, found in 2000 pages, into just 200 pocket-sized pages! It means that this book is an essential time-saving and cost-effective guide to ITIL 2011 Edition — for both industry experts and students alike. Primarily it is a quick, portable reference tool to ITIL for all professionals in the service management community. What is the ‘lifecycle’ approach? What are the key service management processes and functions? Secondly the ITIL pocket guide can be used as part of the training material for everyone who wants to certify for the ITIL Foundation exam. The guide contents cover all of the specifications of AXELOS’ ITIL Foundation Certificate syllabus.

Carbon quantum dots : synthesis, properties and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Authors Raz Jelinek
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book introduces the various aspects of the emerging field of carbon dots. Their structural and physico-chemical properties as well as their current and future potential applications are covered. A special chapter on graphene quantum dots is provided. The reader will also find different synthesis routes for carbon quantum dots.

The complete guide to cybersecurity risks and controls

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 153, CS 253)

Authors Anne Kohnke, Dan Shoemaker, Ken Sigler
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

The Complete Guide to Cybersecurity Risks and Controls presents the fundamental concepts of information and communication technology (ICT) governance and control. In this book, you will learn how to create a working, practical control structure that will ensure the ongoing, day-to-day trustworthiness of ICT systems and data. The book explains how to establish systematic control functions and timely reporting procedures within a standard organizational framework and how to build auditable trust into the routine assurance of ICT operations.

The book is based on the belief that ICT operation is a strategic governance issue rather than a technical concern. With the exponential growth of security breaches and the increasing dependency on external business partners to achieve organizational success, the effective use of ICT governance and enterprise-wide frameworks to guide the implementation of integrated security controls are critical in order to mitigate data theft. Surprisingly, many organizations do not have formal processes or policies to protect their assets from internal or external threats.

The ICT governance and control process establishes a complete and correct set of managerial and technical control behaviors that ensures reliable monitoring and control of ICT operations. The body of knowledge for doing that is explained in this text. This body of knowledge process applies to all operational aspects of ICT responsibilities ranging from upper management policy making and planning, all the way down to basic technology operation.

Nanomaterials for sustainable energy

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Editor Quan Li
Place of Publication Switzerland
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book presents the unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of nanomaterials, which play an important role in the recent advances of energy-related applications. Different nanomaterials have been employed in energy saving, generation, harvest, conversion, storage, and transport processes very effectively and efficiently. Recent progress in the preparation, characterization and usage of 1D, 2D nanomaterials and hybrid architectures for energy-related applications and relevant technologies and devices, such as solar cells, thermoelectronics, piezoelectronics, solar water splitting, hydrogen production/storage, fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors is covered. Moreover, the book also highlights novel approaches in nanomaterials design and synthesis and evaluating materials sustainability issues. Contributions from active and leading experts regarding important aspects like the synthesis, assembly, and properties of nanomaterials for energy-related applications are compiled into a reference book. As evident from the diverse topics, the book will be very valuable to researchers working in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering. It may set the standard and stimulates future developments in this rapidly emerging fertile frontier of nanomaterials for energy.

Statics exam file

Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Harvey T. Peralta, (ES)

Editor Charles Smith
Place of Publication Chicago, IL
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Kaplan AEC Education

Many students find that previously-used examination problems are a useful supplement to their textbooks and lecture notes.  although copies of such examinations are often made available by professors, there is usually a need for more of this material which is made available to a particular class reaches only a small fraction of the students in the country who would find it useful.  Thus, the many, well considered problems residing in professors’ files across the country are unavailable to the people who could best use them.

The purpose of this book is to make some of this material available.

Luminescent carbon dots for sensor and bioimaging applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Author Swagatika Sahu
Place of Publication Germany
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

The present book is an embodiment of the investigations intended at developing simple inexpensive synthetic methods for producing luminescent carbon quantum dot applicable for sensor and biomedical applications. The in vitro applications of synthesized materials have also been investigated. It includes the low cost synthetic route for fabrication of carbon quantum dots (CD) and their composites for sensing and bioimaging applications.

Securing an IT organization through governance, risk management, and audit

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 153)

Authors Ken Sigler, James L. Rainley, III
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

Past events have shed light on the vulnerability of mission-critical computer systems at highly sensitive levels. It has been demonstrated that common hackers can use tools and techniques downloaded from the Internet to attack government and commercial information systems. Although threats may come from mischief makers and pranksters, they are more likely to result from hackers working in concert for profit, hackers working under the protection of nation states, or malicious insiders.

Securing an IT Organization through Governance, Risk Management, and Audit introduces two internationally recognized bodies of knowledge: Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT 5) from a cybersecurity perspective and the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CSF). Emphasizing the processes directly related to governance, risk management, and audit, the book provides details of a cybersecurity framework (CSF), mapping each of the CSF steps and activities to the methods defined in COBIT 5. This method leverages operational risk understanding in a business context, allowing the information and communications technology (ICT) organization to convert high-level enterprise goals into manageable, specific goals rather than unintegrated checklist models.

The real value of this methodology is to reduce the knowledge fog that frequently engulfs senior business management, and results in the false conclusion that overseeing security controls for information systems is not a leadership role or responsibility but a technical management task. By carefully reading, implementing, and practicing the techniques and methodologies outlined in this book, you can successfully implement a plan that increases security and lowers risk for you and your organization.

Microservices : flexible software architecture

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 197)

Author Eberhard Wolff
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Going beyond mere theory and marketing hype, Eberhard Wolff presents all the knowledge you need to capture the full benefits of this emerging paradigm. He illuminates microservice concepts, architectures, and scenarios from a technology-neutral standpoint, and demonstrates how to implement them with today’s leading technologies such as Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud.

The author fully explains the benefits and tradeoffs associated with microservices, and guides you through the entire project lifecycle: development, testing, deployment, operations, and more. You’ll find best practices for architecting microservice-based systems, individual microservices, and nanoservices, each illuminated with pragmatic examples. The author supplements opinions based on his experience with concise essays from other experts, enriching your understanding and illuminating areas where experts disagree. Readers are challenged to experiment on their own the concepts explained in the book to gain hands-on experience.

  • Discover what microservices are, and how they differ from other forms of modularization
  • Modernize legacy applications and efficiently build new systems
  • Drive more value from continuous delivery with microservices
  • Learn how microservices differ from SOA
  • Optimize the microservices project lifecycle
  • Plan, visualize, manage, and evolve architecture
  • Integrate and communicate among microservices
  • Apply advanced architectural techniques, including CQRS and Event Sourcing
  • Maximize resilience and stability
  • Operate and monitor microservices in production
  • Build a full implementation with Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud
  • Explore nanoservices with Amazon Lambda, OSGi, Java EE, Vert.x, Erlang, and Seneca
  • Understand microservices’ impact on teams, technical leaders, product owners, and stakeholders

Managers will discover better ways to support microservices, and learn how adopting the method affects the entire organization. Developers will master the technical skills and concepts they need to be effective. Architects will gain a deep understanding of key issues in creating or migrating toward microservices, and exactly what it will take to transform their plans into reality.

Carbon nanoparticles and nanostructures

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Editors Nianjun Yang, Xin Jiang, Dai-Wen Pang
Place of Publication Switzerland
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Springer

This book focuses on carbon dots and diamonds, briefly covering other nanocarbon structures such as nanohorns and nanofibers. In the first part, chemical synthesis of carbon dots, their optical properties and their applications for sensing, catalytic reactions, bio-imaging and drug delivery are presented. The second part of the book deals with the preparation and purification of diamond nanoparticles, their properties and surface chemistry as well as the applications of diamond nanoparticles for seeding, bio-imaging and drug delivery. In the third and last part of the book, other nanostructures such as carbon nanofibers and carbon nanohorns are presented, including their application in electrochemistry, biochemistry and energy.

Nov 25


Geomatics Engineering  (M.S.)

GIS-based suitability mapping for Sargassum mariculture in the eastern coast of Southern Leyte/Lasquites, Juztine Jane S. (LG 995 2019 G685 L37)

GIS-based assessment of vulnerability of coastal agriculture to seawater intrusion/Gatdula, Nerissa B. (LG 995 2019 G685 G38)

Development of an individual-based simulation model of multiple-species mangrove forestsEstacio, Ian C. (LG 995 2019 G685 E88)

Development of a framework for a functional-structural seagrass transplantation simulation using GAMA platformRollan, Therese Anne M. (LG 995 2019 G685 R65)


Mechanical Engineering  (M.S.)

Bending stiffness and dynamic mechanical properties of filament-wound glass fiber-reinforced thermosetting resin pipe with non-reinforced resin internal lining/Frago, Rodel M. (LG 995 2019 E67 F73)


Industrial Engineering  (M.S.)

Integrated employee scheduling with known employee demand, including breaks, overtime, and employee preferences/Soriano, Jhunievieve E. (LG 995 2019 E66 S67)





Nov 7


Introduction to geodesy.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Editor Gloria Nisbet
Place of Publication New York, NY.
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Larsen & Keller

The study of the Earth’s gravitational field and its representation in a three-dimensional time-varying space by applying the rules of applied mathematics and Earth science is known as geodesy. It also includes the study of crustal motion, polar motion and the cause of tides. The methods used to measure these motions are gravimetry, geodetic astronomy, levelling, satellite geodesy, etc. This book elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments with respect to geodesy. Most of the topics introduced in it cover new techniques and the applications of the subject. For all those who are interested in the vast subject of geodesy, this textbook can prove to be an essential guide.

Introduction to remote sensing. 

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Editor Max Hopkins
Place of Publication New York, NY.
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Syrawood Publishing House

The process whereby information about an object, manmade or natural, can be obtained remotely or without directly encountering it is known as remote sensing. It has great significance in military as well as geographic and commercial endeavors. It generally includes satellites and aircraft based sensors to root out information about objects present in the deep sea, atmosphere, etc. This book presents the complex subject of remote sensing in the most comprehensible and easy to understand language. It includes a detailed explanation of the various concepts and applications of the field. Some of the diverse topics covered in it address the varied branches that fall under this category. This textbook will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in remote sensing.

Nov 7

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 116, no. 680 : October 2019
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.194, no.4 : July 29, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


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Date of Publication Vol.194, no.5 : August 5, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.194, no.6 : August 19, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


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Date of Publication Vol.194, no.7 : August 26, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


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Date of Publication Vol.194, no.8-9 : September 02/09, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


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Date of Publication Vol.194, no.10 : September 16, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


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Date of Publication Vol.194, no.11-12 : September 23, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.194, no.13 : September 30, 2019
Publisher Time Inc.

Oct 25


Contruction surveying and layout : a field engineering methods manual. 3rd edition.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Wesley G. Crawford
Place of Publication West G. Crawford
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Creative Construction Publishing

Construction Surveying and Layout – A unique, practical, and complete book for the surveyor, field engineer, or student learning construction surveying and layout. This highly illustrated book contains over 1200 graphics of construction surveying field and office activities, calculations, and tables that are presented in a step-by- step easy to read format. The reader can see “how-to” perform many of the common measurement and calculation activities of field engineering and construction surveying. This book contains material not found in other surveying books. It is a must for training individuals just getting into construction surveying or as a reference for anyone on a construction site involved with measurement and layout. “Everyone who sees it, wants it.”


Geodesy : introduction to geodetic datum and geodetic systems.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Zhipping Lu, Shubo Qiao, Yunying Qu
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer


Geodetic datum (including coordinate datum, height datum, depth datum, gravimetry datum) and geodetic systems (including geodetic coordinate system, plane coordinate system, height system, gravimetry system) are the common foundations for every aspect of geomatics. This course book focuses on geodetic datum and geodetic systems, and describes the basic theories, techniques, methods of geodesy. The main themes include: the various techniques of geodetic data acquisition, geodetic datum and geodetic control networks, geoid and height systems, reference ellipsoid and geodetic coordinate systems, Gaussian projection and Gaussian plan coordinates and the establishment of geodetic coordinate systems. The framework of this book is based on several decades of lecture noted and the contents are developed systematically for a complete introduction to the geodetic foundations of geomatics.

Introduction to geodesy : the history and concepts of modern geodesy.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors James R. Smith
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Wiley

Geodesy : introduction to geodetic datum and geodetic systems.

Geodesy is the science that deals with the Earth’s figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This is the only book on the market designed to provide readers with an introduction to geodesy without the usual emphasis on complex mathematics. Describes such positioning techniques as horizontal and vertical geodetic datums. Satellite geodesy, electromagnetic distance measurement, laser ranging and emerging technologies including the global positioning techniques and GIS are among the topics discussed. Features scores of two-color diagrams and examples to facilitate understanding.

Practical concepts in geoid modelling: with geophysical and geodynamical interpretations.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Ramin Kiamehr
Place of Publication Saarbrucken, Germany
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Lambert Academic Publishing

Practical concepts in geoid modelling: with geophysical and geodynamical interpretations.

Computation of a precise gravimetric geoid model with sparse and limited data is a difficult task, which needs a special notice. This book investigates the procedure for gathering, evaluating and combining different data for the determination of an optimum gravimetric geoid model as a case study in Iran. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of geoid modelling and its applications in geosciences and engineering. It is intended to serve as a text book for graduate students in geosciences such as geodesy, geophysics and surveying engineering. It is consists of the basic theories and materials which need for precise geoid modelling including theory of the Least-Squares Modification of Stokes”s formula (KTH approach), qualification and refinement of the gravity data,determination of the gravity and gradient components, Global Geopotential Models (GGM),Digital Elevation Models (DEM), lateral density variation, corrective surface and engineering height datum, quasi-geoid modeling, variance components analysis, geodynamical and geophysical interpretations of geoid models.

Geoid determination : theory and methods.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, GE and Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Editors Fernando Sanso, Michael Sideris
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Geoid determination : theory and methods.

This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on this subjext. More specifically, the book presents (for the first time in a single volume) the theory and methodology of the most common technique used for precise determination of the geoid, including the computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. These are illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids. In addition, the book provides the fundamentals of estimating orthometric heights without spirit levelling, by properly combining a geoid with heights from GPS. Besides the geodectic and geophysical uses, this last application has made geoid computation methods very popular in recent years because the entire GPS and GIS user communities are interested in estimating geoid undulations in order to convert GPS heights to physically meaningful orthometric heights (elevations above mean sea level). The overall purpose of the book is, therefore, to provide the user community (academics, graduate students, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS users, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, which will supply them with the complete roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulas to the available numerical methods and their implementation and the test in practice.


Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, GE and Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author Wolfgang Torge
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [1989]
Publisher W. de Gruyter


This is book is intended to give a systematic account of gravity measurements and their evaluation. It provides an overall synopsis of the state of the art, with particular emphasis on recent developments, including the operational use of transportable absolute instruments and superconducting gravimeters and gradiometry on moving platforms, and the significance of gravity data for solving geodynamic problems. The book will be an indispensable reference for scientist and engineers concerned with gravity field determination, in geodesy, geophysics and physics, as well as in space and terrestrial navigation. Ranging from gravity surveys and applications, this volume covers the whole spectrum of current gravimetry and should be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the subject.

Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. 

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Editors Peter J.G. Teunissen, Oliver Montenbruck
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. 

This Handbook presents a complete and rigorous overview of the fundamentals, methods and applications of the multidisciplinary field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing an exhaustive, one-stop reference work and a state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large.

All global and regional satellite navigation systems, both those currently in operation and those under development (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS/NAVIC, SBAS), are examined in detail. The functional principles of receivers and antennas, as well as the advanced algorithms and models for GNSS parameter estimation, are rigorously discussed.  The book covers the broad and diverse range of land, marine, air and space applications, from everyday GNSS to high-precision scientific applications and provides detailed descriptions of the most widely used GNSS format standards, covering receiver formats as well as IGS product and meta-data formats.

The full coverage of the field of GNSS is presented in seven parts, from its fundamentals, through the treatment of global and regional navigation satellite systems, of receivers and antennas, and of algorithms and models, up to the broad and diverse range of applications in the areas of positioning and navigation, surveying, geodesy and geodynamics, and remote sensing and timing.

Each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and photographs, making the book an invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, students and institutions alike.

GPS for land surveyors. 4th edition.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author Jan Van Sickle
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

GPS for land surveyors.

For more than a decade, GPS for Land Surveyors has been unique among other books on this topic due to its clear, straightforward treatment of the subject matter. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of a perennial bestseller maintains the user-friendly format that made previous editions so popular while addressing changes in hardware, software, and procedures. Neither simplistic nor overly technical, this book introduces the concepts needed to understand and use GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

    • Up-to-date information on GNSS and GPS modernization
    • Changes in hardware, software, and procedures
    • Comprehensive treatment of novel signals on new blocks of satellites (L5 and L2C)

The book minimizes your reliance on mathematical explanations and maximizes use of illustrations and examples that allow you to visualize and grasp key concepts. The author explains the progression of ideas at the foundation of satellite positioning and delves into some of the particulars. He keeps presentation practical, providing a guide to techniques used in GPS, from their design through observation, processings, real-time kinematic (RTK), and real-time networks. These features and more make it easier for you to meet the challenge of keeping up in this field.

Geodetic control surveys. 2nd edition.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author H. Oakley Sharp
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1943]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Geodetic control surveys.

The first edition of this book was in lithoprint form in 1940 as a textbook for student instruction. Engineers are frequently called upon to make precise control surveys and state plane coordinate systems. Since the conception of the plane coordinate systems of state control, several states have passed legislation to legalized them. To put these systems in operation, there must be control, and it is based upon geodetic methods. An attempt has been made in this book to familiarize the engineer with the survey methods and computations necessary in such work. The importance of accurate measurements in connection with the laying out of large structure cannot be overemphasized. Geodetic methods should be applied to such laying outs.

The fundamental theories are developed in the first part of the book, and the application of these theories is given in subsequent chapters.

Some engineers are confused as to use of astronomic coordinates, geodetic coordinates, and plane coordinates. Each system is explained with the necessary computations required to change from one system to another. There are sample computations to assist in the explanation of all important procedures.

Control surveys are used extensively in photographic surveying. Triangulation and traverses form the network upon which this control is based. This book may therefore be used as a companion book for the author’s Photogrammetry.

The author is indebted to the publications of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and Technical Procedure for City Surveys, a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers.




Oct 23

Best Borrowers for 2nd Semester 2018-2019

EnggLib facilitated the awarding of the Best Borrowers for 2nd semester 2018-2019 last September 27, 2019 at the Conference Room of Engineering Library II. The award is given to students and faculty members who have maximized the responsible use of materials and have returned the most number of loaned books on time within the semester.

Grand Winner

Ms. Kazel Anne R. Duran, from the Environmental Engineering Program

1st Runner Up

Ms. Bianca Rose D. Braza, from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

2nd Runner Up

Mr. Martin Benedict P. Carino, from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute

 All of the winners received a certificate, I Love My Library merchandise (shirt and pin for the Grand Winner, pin for the runners-up), and a set of prizes.

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