Apr 4


Advanced power electronics converters : PWM converters processing AC voltages

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 221, EE 228)

Authors Euzeli Cipriano dos Santos Jr., Edison Roberto Cabral da Silva
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

This book covers power electronics, in depth, by presenting the basic principles and application details, which can be used both as a textbook and reference book.

  • Introduces a new method to present power electronics converters called Power Blocks Geometry (PBG)
  • Applicable for courses focusing on power electronics, power electronics converters, and advanced power converters
  • Offers a comprehensive set of simulation results to help understand the circuits presented throughout the book

Applied state estimation and association

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE 25, EE 214, EE 374)

Authors Chaw-Bing Chang and Keh-Ping Dunn
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher MIT Press

A rigorous introduction to the theory and applications of state estimation and association, an important area in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries.

Applied state estimation and association is an important area for practicing engineers in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries, used in such tasks as signal processing, tracking, and navigation. This book offers a rigorous introduction to both theory and application of state estimation and association. It takes a unified approach to problem formulation and solution development that helps students and junior engineers build a sound theoretical foundation for their work and develop skills and tools for practical applications.

Chapters 1 through 6 focus on solving the problem of estimation with a single sensor observing a single object, and cover such topics as parameter estimation, state estimation for linear and nonlinear systems, and multiple model estimation algorithms. Chapters 7 through 10 expand the discussion to consider multiple sensors and multiple objects. The book can be used in a first-year graduate course in control or system engineering or as a reference for professionals. Each chapter ends with problems that will help readers to develop derivation skills that can be applied to new problems and to build computer models that offer a useful set of tools for problem solving. Readers must be familiar with state-variable representation of systems and basic probability theory including random and stochastic processes.

Design of rotating electrical machines, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EEE 43)

Authors Juha Pyrhönen, Tapani Jokinen, Valéria Hrabovcová
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

In one complete volume, this essential reference presents an in-depth overview of the theoretical principles and techniques of electrical machine design. This timely new edition offers up-to-date theory and guidelines for the design of electrical machines, taking into account recent advances in permanent magnet machines as well as synchronous reluctance machines.

New coverage includes:

  • Brand new material on the ecological impact of the motors, covering the eco-design principles of rotating electrical machines
  • An expanded section on the design of permanent magnet synchronous machines, now reporting on the design of tooth-coil, high-torque permanent magnet machines and their properties
  • Large updates and new material on synchronous reluctance machines, air-gap inductance, losses in and resistivity of permanent magnets (PM), operating point of loaded PM circuit, PM machine design, and minimizing the losses in electrical machines
  • End-of-chapter exercises and new direct design examples with methods and solutions to real design problems>
  • A supplementary website hosts two machine design examples created with MATHCAD: rotor surface magnet permanent magnet machine and squirrel cage induction machine calculations. Also a MATLAB code for optimizing the design of an induction motor is provided

Outlining a step-by-step sequence of machine design, this book enables electrical machine designers to design rotating electrical machines. With a thorough treatment of all existing and emerging technologies in the field, it is a useful manual for professionals working in the diagnosis of electrical machines and drives. A rigorous introduction to the theoretical principles and techniques makes the book invaluable to senior electrical engineering students, postgraduates, researchers and university lecturers involved in electrical drives technology and electromechanical energy conversion.

Digital logic and microprocessor design with interfacing, 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE 21, EEE 105, CoE 115)

Author Enoch O. Hwang.
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Provide a solid foundation for designing digital logic circuits using DIGITAL LOGIC AND MICROPROCESSOR DESIGN WITH INTERFACING, 2E. This unique approach combines the use of logic principles and the building of individual components to create data paths and control units so students can build dedicated custom microprocessors and general-purpose microprocessors. Students design simple microprocessors, implement them in real hardware, and interface them to actual devices.

Digital control of high-frequency switched-mode power converters

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 121, EE 228)

Authors Luca Corradini [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher IEEE/John Wiley & Sons,Inc.

This book is focused on the fundamental aspects of analysis, modeling and design of digital control loops around high-frequency switched-mode power converters in a systematic and rigorous manner

  • Comprehensive treatment of digital control theory for power converters
  • Verilog and VHDL sample codes are provided
  • Enables readers to successfully analyze, model, design, and implement voltage, current, or multi-loop digital feedback loops around switched-mode power converters
  • Practical examples are used throughout the book to illustrate applications of the techniques developed
  • Matlab examples are also provided

Electrical transformers and rotating machines, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EEE 43)

Author Stephen L. Herman
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written specifically for future electricians, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, 4e delivers comprehensive coverage that reflects real-world practice. Extremely student friendly, the book uses common language in a format that is easy to understand. Offering the ideal blend of theory and hands-on applications, it integrates experiments throughout — enabling you to put what you learn into practice. In addition, insightful schematics and illustrations ensure your thorough understanding of key concepts.

Energy audits and improvements for commercial buildings

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 158, EE 197)

Author Ian M. Shapiro
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The Intuitive Guide to Energy Efficiency and Building Improvements

Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides a comprehensive guide to delivering deep and measurable energy savings and carbon emission reductions in buildings. Author Ian M. Shapiro has prepared, supervised, and reviewed over 1,000 energy audits in all types of commercial facilities, and led energy improvement projects for many more. In this book, he merges real-world experience with the latest standards and practices to help energy managers and energy auditors transform energy use in the buildings they serve, and indeed to transform their buildings.

  • Set and reach energy reduction goals, carbon reduction goals, and sustainability goals
  • Dramatically improve efficiency of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, water and other building systems
  • Include the building envelope as a major factor in energy use and improvements
  • Use the latest tools for more thorough analysis and reporting, while avoiding common mistakes
  • Get up to date on current improvements and best practices, including management of energy improvements, from single buildings to large building portfolios, as well as government and utility programs

Photographs and drawings throughout illustrate essential procedures and improvement opportunities. For any professional interested in efficient commercial buildings large and small, Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides an accessible, complete, improvement-focused reference.

Energy economics : markets, history and policy

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 197)

Author Roy L. Neresian
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Three quarters of our current electricity usage and transport methods are derived from fossil fuels and yet within two centuries these resources will dry up. Energy Economics covers the role of each fossil and renewable energy source in today’s world, providing the information and tools that will enable students to understand the finite nature of fossil fuels and the alternative solutions that are available.

This textbook provides detailed examinations of key energy sources – both fossil fuels and renewables including oil, coal, solar, and wind power – and summarises how the current economics of energy evolved. Subsequent chapters explore issues around policy, technology and the possible future for each type of energy. In addition to this, readers are introduced to controversial topics including fracking and global warming in dedicated chapters on climate change and sustainability.

Each chapter concludes with a series of tasks, providing example problems and projects in order to further explore the proposed issues. An accompanying companion website contains extensive additional material on the history of the major types of fuel as well as technical material relating to oil exploration, the development of solar power and historical environmental legislation.

This textbook is an essential text for those who study energy economics, resource economics or energy policy.

Introduction to econometrics, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 214, EEE 25)

Author Christopher Dougherty
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Retaining the student-friendly approach of previous editions, Introduction to Econometrics, Fifth Edition, uses clear and simple mathematics notation and step-by step explanations of mathematical proofs to help students thoroughly grasp the subject. Extensive exercises throughout build students’ confidence and provide them with hands-on practice in applying techniques.

The fifth edition features a comprehensive revision guide to all the essential statistical concepts needed to study econometrics, additional Monte Carlo simulations, new summaries, and non-technical introductions to more advanced topics at the end of chapters.

This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:

For lecturers:

  •  Instructor’s manual for the text and data sets, detailing the exercises and their solutions
  • Customizable PowerPoint slides

For students:

  •  Data sets referred to in the book
  • A comprehensive study guide offers students the opportunity to gain experience with econometrics through practice with exercises
  • Software manual
  • PowerPoint slides with explanations

Machine learning : a Bayesian and optimization perspective

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE 197/198, EE 197/198, ECE 197/197)

Author Sergios Theodoridis
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

This tutorial text gives a unifying perspective on machine learning by covering both probabilistic and deterministic approaches -which are based on optimization techniques – together with the Bayesian inference approach, whose essence lies in the use of a hierarchy of probabilistic models. The book presents the major machine learning methods as they have been developed in different disciplines, such as statistics, statistical and adaptive signal processing and computer science. Focusing on the physical reasoning behind the mathematics, all the various methods and techniques are explained in depth, supported by examples and problems, giving an invaluable resource to the student and researcher for understanding and applying machine learning concepts.

The book builds carefully from the basic classical methods to the most recent trends, with chapters written to be as self-contained as possible, making the text suitable for different courses: pattern recognition, statistical/adaptive signal processing, statistical/Bayesian learning, as well as short courses on sparse modeling, deep learning, and probabilistic graphical models.

  • All major classical techniques: Mean/Least-Squares regression and filtering, Kalman filtering, stochastic approximation and online learning, Bayesian classification, decision trees, logistic regression and boosting methods.
  • The latest trends: Sparsity, convex analysis and optimization, online distributed algorithms, learning in RKH spaces, Bayesian inference, graphical and hidden Markov models, particle filtering, deep learning, dictionary learning and latent variables modeling.
  • Case studies – protein folding prediction, optical character recognition, text authorship identification, fMRI data analysis, change point detection, hyperspectral image unmixing, target localization, channel equalization and echo cancellation, show how the theory can be applied.
  • MATLAB code for all the main algorithms are available on an accompanying website, enabling the reader to experiment with the code.

Microwave engineering of materials : from mesoscale to nanoscale

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 298)

Editor Erwann Guénin
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.

The use of microwaves has gradually democratized itself in several scientific areas and is now a common methodology in domains as different as chemistry, protein digestion, mining, and metallurgy. Materials chemistry is one field where microwave irradiation technologies are being studied. In recent years, development of nanotechnologies has increased the interest of materials scientists in these new technologies. Microwave methodologies are now routinely used in several areas of materials science, and new advances are ongoing.

This book presents recent improvements in microwave engineering of materials and nanomaterials, interactions of microwave chemistry with materials, and advances in microwave technologies in several domains such as polymer synthesis and modification, processing of various materials (ceramics, glasses, metallic alloys, zeolites), and synthesis and functionalization of diverse nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, MOF semiconductors, inorganic nanoparticles). The book will be of interest to all students and researchers in materials science and nanosciences who want to discover or increase their knowledge of microwave technology.

Modeling and optimization of parallel and distributed embedded systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 260/261/268)

Authors Arslan Munir, Ann Gordon-Ross, Sanjay Ranka
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley/IEEE Press

This book introduces the state-of-the-art in research in parallel and distributed embedded systems, which have been enabled by developments in silicon technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communications, computer networking, and digital electronics. These systems have diverse applications in domains including military and defense, medical, automotive, and unmanned autonomous vehicles.

The emphasis of the book is on the modeling and optimization of emerging parallel and distributed embedded systems in relation to the three key design metrics of performance, power and dependability.

Key features:

  • Includes an embedded wireless sensor networks case study to help illustrate the modeling and optimization of distributed embedded systems.
  • Provides an analysis of multi-core/many-core based embedded systems to explain the modeling and optimization of parallel embedded systems.
  • Features an application metrics estimation model; Markov modeling for fault tolerance and analysis; and queueing theoretic modeling for performance evaluation.
  • Discusses optimization approaches for distributed wireless sensor networks; high-performance and energy-efficient techniques at the architecture, middleware and software levels for parallel multicore-based embedded systems; and dynamic optimization methodologies.
  • Highlights research challenges and future research directions.

The book is primarily aimed at researchers in embedded systems; however, it will also serve as an invaluable reference to senior undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in embedded systems research.

Power system transient analysis : theory and practice using simulation programs (ATP-EMTP)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 151/152)

Authors Eiichi Haginomori [and three others]
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Understanding transient phenomena in electric power systems and the harmful impact of resulting disturbances is an important aspect of power system operation and resilience. Bridging the gap from theory to practice, this guide introduces the fundamentals of transient phenomena affecting electric power systems using the numerical analysis tools, Alternative Transients Program- Electromagnetic Transients Program (ATP-EMTP) and ATP-DRAW. This technology is widely-applied to recognize and solve transient problems in power networks and components giving readers a highly practical and relevant perspective and the skills to analyse new transient phenomena encountered in the field.

Key features:

    • Introduces novice engineers to transient phenomena using commonplace tools and models as well as background theory to link theory to practice.
    • Develops analysis skills using the ATP-EMTP program, which is widely used in the electric power industry.
    • Comprehensive coverage of recent developments such as HVDC power electronics with several case studies and their practical results.
    • Provides extensive practical examples with over 150 data files for analysing transient phenomena and real life practical examples via a companion website.

Written by experts with deep experience in research, teaching and industry, this text defines transient phenomena in an electric power system and introduces a professional transient analysis tool with real examples to novice engineers in the electric power system industry. It also offers instruction for graduates studying all aspects of power systems.

Thermoelectrics : design and materials

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 197)

Author HoSung Lee
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

A comprehensive guide to the basic principles of thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics plays an important role in energy conversion and electronic temperature control. The book comprehensively covers the basic physical principles of thermoelectrics as well as recent developments and design strategies of materials and devices.

The book is divided into two sections: the first section is concerned with design and begins with an introduction to the fast developing and multidisciplinary field of thermoelectrics. This section also covers thermoelectric generators and coolers (refrigerators) before examining optimal design with dimensional analysis. A number of applications are considered, including solar thermoelectric generators, thermoelectric air conditioners and refrigerators, thermoelectric coolers for electronic devices, thermoelectric compact heat exchangers, and biomedical thermoelectric energy harvesting systems. The second section focuses on materials, and covers the physics of electrons and phonons, theoretical modeling of thermoelectric transport properties, thermoelectric materials, and nanostructures.

Key features:

  • Provides an introduction to a fast developing and interdisciplinary field.
  • Includes detailed, fundamental theories.
  • Offers a platform for advanced study.

Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials is a comprehensive reference ideal for engineering students, as well as researchers and practitioners working in thermodynamics.

Fundamentals of sound and vibration, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona (EEE)

Editors Frank Fahy and David Thompson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate students or practicing engineers with having no prior formal training in the field.

The book is a coherent textbook based on the first semester of the master’s program in Sound and Vibration Studies at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.

New in the Second Edition:

The latest edition has been extensively revised and updated, with a new introductory chapter and new chapters on the measurement of sound and vibration. Other chapters include fundamentals of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, signal processing, noise control, human response to sound and human response to vibration; many of these have been substantially revised. Example problems and answers for self-study are included.

The revised text:

  • Offers a brief summary on the importance of sound and vibration
  • Considers the vibration of mechanical structures, ranging from simple SDOF models to continuous systems
  • Highlights the aspects of signal processing commonly used for data analysis
  • Addresses engineering noise control, and more

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Edition provides you with broad coverage of sound, vibration and signal processing in a single volume, and serves as a reference for both graduate students and practicing engineers

Digital signal and image processing using MATLAB, Revised and updated 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE 121/123, EE 274)

Authors Gérard Blanchet, Maurice Charbit
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

The most important theoretical aspects of Image and Signal Processing (ISP) for both deterministic and random signals, the theory being supported by exercises and computer simulations relating to real applications.

More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB® language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject. Following on from the first volume, this second installation takes a more practical stance, providing readers with the applications of ISP.

Power grid operation in a market environment : economic efficiency and risk mitigation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 151/197/298)

Editor Hong Chen
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher IEEE Press/Wiley

Covers the latest practices, challenges and theoretical advancements in the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation

This book examines both system operation and market operation perspectives, focusing on the interaction between the two. It incorporates up-to-date field experiences, presents challenges, and summarizes the latest theoretic advancements to address those challenges. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of integrated system and market operations, including market power mitigation, market efficiency evaluation, and the implications of operation practices in energy markets. The second part discusses developing technologies to strengthen the use of the grid in energy markets. System volatility and economic impact introduced by the intermittency of wind and solar generation are also addressed. The third part focuses on stochastic applications, exploring new approaches of handling uncertainty in Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) as well as the reserves needed for power system operation. The fourth part provides ongoing efforts of utilizing transmission facilities to improve market efficiency, via transmission topology control, transmission switching, transmission outage scheduling, and advanced transmission technologies. Besides the state-of-the-art review and discussion on the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation, this book:

  • Describes a new approach for mass market demand response management, and introduces new criteria to improve system performance with large scale variable generation additions
  • Reviews mathematic models and solution methods of SCUC to help address challenges posed by increased operational uncertainties with high-penetration of renewable resources
  • Presents a planning framework to account for the value of operational flexibility in transmission planning and to provide market mechanism for risk sharing
  • Power Grid Operations in a Market Environment: Economic Efficiency and Risk Mitigation is a timely reference for power engineers and researchers, electricity market traders and analysts, and market designers.

Mar 21


Regional frequency analysis : an approach based on L-moments

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors J. R. M. Hosking and J. R. Wallis
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. Regional frequency analysis helps to solve the problem of estimating the frequency of these rare events at one site by using data from several sites. This book is the first complete account of the L-moment approach to regional frequency analysis. Regional Frequency Analysis comprehensively describes the theoretical background to the subject, is rich in practical advice for users, and contains detailed examples that illustrate the approach. This book will be of great value to hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and civil engineers, concerned with environmental extremes.

Synthetic streamflows

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Myron B. Fiering, Barbara B. Jackson
Place of Publication Washington, D. C.
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 1.

This monograph contains virtually no mathematical derivations and little statistical theory, but a large number of formulas, examples, and their phenomenological justification. Moreover, many references are cited so that interested readers can locate some of the missing details and study them from their source documents. The purpose of this monograph is to summarize many of the proposals for generating synthetic streamflows, to present numerical calculations that show the step-by-step calculations, and to offer proposals for their application in a variety of hydrologic engineering problems. This monograph is the first of a series of monographs emphasizing procedural aspects of hydrologic analysis.

Elements of geographical hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Brian Knapp
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1979
Publisher Allen & Unwin

This is a concise introduction to principles and applications of hydrology in a geographical context. It uses a wealth of fully illustrated examples to relate theory to the real geographical problems associated with a subject central to our understanding of the natural environment and the use we make of it.

Whilst hydrology and the study of water resources have been established for sometime as topics for advanced study, they have been introduced into A-level syllabuses only recently. Elements of Geographical Hydrology is one of the first books aiming to serve the specific requirements at this level. It provides a sound introduction to the theory and principles of hydrology and illustrates them by means of examples. It then proceeds to show the relevance of hydrology to several important aspects of geography, namely: soil studies, hillslope development, and water resource management. It relies throughout on detailed examples, an approach which should enliven the subject and provide substantial material to bring home its realities and reinforce the reader’s understanding.

The book is fully illustrated with many line drawings and photographs, all of which are closely linked with the text. It offers opportunities for the reader to test his or her understanding of the subject by means of problem exercises. A selected and annotated list of further reading indicates the most useful and accessible sources of more comprehensive and advanced material.

Field hydrology in tropical countries : a practical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Henry Gunston
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 1998
Publisher Intermediate Technology Publications

Making hydrological measurements in the field is an essential part of waterresources planning and management. This book is an introduction to thepractical skills and knowledge required to take measurements and to manage data collection programmes. The author draws on 30 years of experience of working in tropical countries, based with the Institute of Hydrology at Wallingford, UK. After describing the general principles of working with observers, teams and road vehicles in the remote areas of tropical countries (and how to avoid some of the pitfalls) the author discusses in detail various methods of measuring rainfall, streamflow and evaporation.

Hydrology of moist tropical forests and effects of conversion : a state of knowledge review

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author L.A. Bruijnzeel
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1990
Publisher National Committee of the Netherlands for the International Hydrological Programme of Unesco

Abstract: Following a brief introduction, 4 chapters describe: The hydrological cycle in moist tropical forests (precipitation, throughfall and stemflow, evapotranspiration, interception, andtranspiration); Nutrient input-output budgets (methodology, patterns for calcium, magnesium,potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen); Hydrological impacts of (de) forestation (effects onrainfall, water yield, streamflow, and sediment production); and Hydrochemical and soilchemical responses to (de) forestation (low-, medium-and high-intensity disturbances-

Hydrological drought : processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors Lena M. Tallaksen, Henny A.J. Van Lanen
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Elsevier

Hydrological drought is a textbook for university students, practicing hydrologists and researchers. The main scope of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive review of processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater drought. It includes a qualitative conceptual understanding of drought features and processes, a detailed presentation of estimation methods and tools, practical examples and key aspects of operational practice.

The methods are demonstrated using sample data sets and tools that are provided on the accompanying CD. The drought phenomenon and its diversity across the world are illustrated using a global set of daily streamflow series, whereas regional and local aspects of drought are studied using a combination of hydrological time series and catchment information. The book concludes with human impacts, ecological issues and examples of procedures for designing and operating water resources schemes. The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year. The material presented ranges from well established knowledge and analyzing methods to recent developments in drought research. Its nature varies accordingly, from a more traditional textbook with its clear overview to that of a research paper, which introduces new approaches and methodologies for drought analysis.

Plant design and economics for chemical engineers

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Max S. Peters
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1958
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The principles involved in the design of chemical plants and equipment are an essential part of chemical engineering.  An understanding of these principles is a prerequisite for any successful chemical engineer, no matter whether his final position is in direct design work or in production, administration, sales, research, developent, or any other related field.

The expression plant design immediately connotes industrial applications; consequently, the dollar sign must always be in mind when carrying out the design of a plant.  The theoretical aspects are important, of course; but, in the final analysis, the answer to the question “We will realize a profit from this venture?” almost always determines the true value of the design.  The chemical engineer, therefore, should consider plant design and applied economics as one combined subject.

The purpose of this book is to present economic and design principles as applied in chemical engineering processes and operations.  No attempt is made to train the reader as a skilled economist, and, obviously, it would be impossible to present all the possible ramifications involved in the multitude of different plant designs.  Instead, the goal has been to give a clear concept of the important principles and general methods.  The subject matter and manner of presentation are such that the book should be value to advanced chemical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing engineers.  The information should also be of interest to administrators, operation supervisors, and research or development workers in the process industries.

Mar 21


Nonlinear regression modeling for engineering applications : modeling, model validation, and enabling design of experiments

Recommended by: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

Author Russell R. Rhinehart
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley/ASME Press

Since mathematical models express our understanding of how nature behaves, we use them to validate our understanding of the fundamentals about systems (which could be processes, equipment, procedures, devices, or products). Also, when validated, the model is useful for engineering applications related to diagnosis, design, and optimization.

First, we postulate a mechanism, then derive a model grounded in that mechanistic understanding. If the model does not fit the data, our understanding of the mechanism was wrong or incomplete. Patterns in the residuals can guide model improvement. Alternately, when the model fits the data, our understanding is sufficient and confidently functional for engineering applications.

This book details methods of nonlinear regression, computational algorithms,model validation, interpretation of residuals, and useful experimental design. The focus is on practical applications, with relevant methods supported by fundamental analysis.

This book will assist either the academic or industrial practitioner to properly classify the system, choose between the various available modeling options and regression objectives, design experiments to obtain data capturing critical system behaviors, fit the model parameters based on that data, and statistically characterize the resulting model. The author has used the material in the undergraduate unit operations lab course and in advanced control applications.

Simulation modeling and Arena, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 144, 281)

Author Manuel D. Rossetti
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning statistical analysis and model building through the use of comprehensive examples, problems sets, and software applications

With a unique blend of theory and applications, Simulation Modeling and Arena®, Second Edition integrates coverage of statistical analysis and model building to emphasize the importance of both topics in simulation. Featuring introductory coverage on how simulation works and why it matters, the Second Edition expands coverage on static simulation and the applications of spreadsheets to perform simulation.

The new edition also introduces the use of the open source statistical package, R, for both performing statistical testing and fitting distributions. In addition, the models are presented in a clear and precise pseudo-code form, which aids in understanding and model communication. Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition also features:

Updated coverage of necessary statistical modeling concepts such as confidence interval construction, hypothesis testing, and parameter estimation
Additional examples of the simulation clock within discrete event simulation modeling involving the mechanics of time advancement by hand simulation
A guide to the Arena Run Controller, which features a debugging scenario
New homework problems that cover a wider range of engineering applications in transportation, logistics, healthcare, and computer science
A related website with an Instructor’s Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions, and data sets for each chapter
Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in modeling and simulation within statistics, mathematics, industrial and civil engineering, construction management, business, computer science, and other departments where simulation is practiced. The book is also an excellent reference for professionals interested in mathematical modeling, simulation, and Arena.


Introduction to operations research, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 41)

Authors Frederick S. Hillier, Gerald J. Lieberman
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. The tenth edition includes new section and chapters, upated problems, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with the examples from the text. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier’s, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Hillier’s Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart – a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.

Advanced engineering mathematics, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (IE 241)

Author Peter V. O’Neil
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Now you can make rigorous mathematical topics accessible to your students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models with O’Neil’s ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, 8E. New “Math in Context” broadens the engineering connections for your students by clearly demonstrating how mathematical concepts are applied to current engineering problems. You have the flexibility to select additional topics that are best for your individual course, including many new web modules while minimizing the cost of the printed book.

Mar 7


Chemistry for sanitary engineers, Second edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Clair N. Sawyer, Perry L. McCarty
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1967]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Education is usually carried out at the graduate level, drawing mainly on students with a civil engineering background.  In general, civil engineering training does not prepare a student well in chemistry and biology.  Snce a knowledge of these sciences is vital to the sanitary engineer, the graduate program must be designed to correct this deficiency.

This book is written to serve as a textbook for a first course in chemistry for sanitary engineers and for the students with one year of college-level chemistry.  Sanitary engineers need a wide background in chemistry, and in recognition of this need, the book summarizes the important aspects from various areas of chemistry.  This treatment should help orient the student’s thinking, aid him in his choice of areas for advanced study, and help him to develop a better concept of what should expect to derive from further study.

The purpose of this book is twofold:

  • It attempts to bring into focus those aspects of chemistry which are particularly valuable to sanitary engineering practice, and
  • It attempts to lay a groundwork of understanding in the area of specialized quantitative analysis, commonly referred to as water and wastewater analysis, that will serve the student as a basis in all the common phases of sanitary engineering practice and research.

A treatise on limnology, volume 1:  Geography, physics, and chemistry

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1957]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The aim of this book is to give as complete an account as is possible of the events  characteristically occurring in lakes.  The author, by training a biologist, is by inclination a naturalist who has tried to examine the whole sequence of geological, physical, chemical, and biological events that operate together in a lake basin and are dependent one on another.  The book is addressed to all who are professionally concerned with limnology, but also to biologists who may wish to know something of the physicochemical environment, mode of life, and evolutionary significance of such fresh-water organisms as they may study from quite different points of view; to geologists who are desirous of learning something of modern lakes in order that they may better interpret the record of inland waters in past times; and to oceanographers who wish to compare the results of their own science with what has been learned of the small but very individual bodies of water which make up the nonmarine part of the hydrosphere.

A treatise on limnology, volume 2:  Introduction to lake biology and the limnoplankton

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1967]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Included are the following: a long, modern account, which relates the freshwater biota to the rest of the living world. . .a short formal discussion which brings order into the nomenclature of biological communities in lakes. . .a nonmathematical, readable treatment of the hydromechanics of the plankton–the only known attempt to cover the subject. . .chapters on the phytoplankton, its occurrence and seasonal succession, and on the zooplankton, with a special account of vertical distribution and migration. . .and a final chapter of cyclomorphosis

Recursive streamflow forecasting : a state-space approach

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors József Szilágyi, András Szöllösi-Nagy
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

This textbook is a practical guide to real-time streamflow forecasting that provides a rigorous description of a coupled stochastic and physically based flow routing method and its practical applications. This method is used in current times of record-breaking floods to forecast flood levels by various hydrological forecasting services. By knowing in advance when, where, and at what level a river will crest, appropriate protection works can be organized, reducing casualties and property damage. Through its real-life case examples and problem listings, the book teaches hydrology and civil engineering students and water-resources practitioners the physical forecasting model and allows them to apply it directly in real-life problems of streamflow simulation and forecasting. Designed as a textbook for courses on hydroinformatics and water management, it includes exercises and a CD-ROM with MATLAB® codes for the simulation of streamflows and the creation of real-time hydrological forecasts

Leonardo Da Vinci’s water theory : on the origin and fate of water

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors L. Pfister, H. H. G. Savenije, F. Fenicia
Place of Publication Wallingford
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was not only one of the greatest artists of his time, he was also a great engineer and scientist. A large part of his scientific work was dedicated to understanding the movement, circulation and physical characteristics of water in its different forms. This book makes Leonardo Da Vinci’s contributions to the science of water accessible to a wider public and compares his ideas with our present knowledge. Fascinating, revealing and inspiring, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Water Theory opens up a new history to the study of water. Two hundred years before Newton, Perrault and Halley, Leonardo Da Vinci was doing hypothesis-driven science and describing and classifying hydrological processes. For example, he came close to the modern definition of the hydrological cycle, recognising that water passes through the major river systems countless times, summing up to volumes much greater than those contained in the worlds oceans. Pfister, Savenije and Fenicia carefully report Da Vincis seminal work and provide a modern hydrological context.

Climate and the hydrological cycle

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors M. F. P. Bierkens, A. J. Dolman, P. A. Troch
Place of Publication Wallingford
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

An in-depth overview of the role of the hydrological cycle within the climate system, including climate change impacts on hydrological reserves and fluxes, as well as the controls of terrestrial hydrology on regional and global climatology. This book fills the need for a text about the interface between the two disciplines: Role of the hydrological cycle in the climate system; Evaporation; Physics of evaporation and atmospheric boundary layers; Precipitation physics and rainfall observation; Land surface hydrology; Land surface schemes and climate models; Arctic and snow hydrology; Dynamics of glaciers, ice sheets and global sea level; Feedback mechanisms: precipitation and soil moisture; Feedback mechanisms: land use, hydrology and carbon; Palaeohydrology: an introduction; Groundwater palaeohydrology; Global warming and the acceleration of the hydrological cycle; Climate change and hydrological impact studies; and Remote sensing for hydrological studies.

An introduction to dynamic meteorology, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author James R. Holton
Place of Publication San Diego
Date of Publication [1992]
Publisher Academic Press

Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that are associated with weather and climate. The science of dynamic meteorology continues its rapid advance, and its scope has broadened considerably. There continue to be important new developments in the analysis and prediction of extratropical synoptic-scale systems. Important progress has been made in the understanding of mesoscale storms, in tropical dynamics, in the dynamics of climate, and in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere.
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Third Edition reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a coherent presentation of the fundamentals. The text emphasizes physical principles rather than mathematical elegance.

  • Presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology
  • Explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists
  • Discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change
  • Features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics
  • Includes updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
  • Instructor’s manual is available

Feb 27


Computer science and technology : proceedings of the International Conference (CST2016), Shenzhen, China, 8-10 January 2016

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE 197, ECE 197, EE 197)

Editor Ning Cai
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

CST2016 covered a wide range of fundamental studies, technical innovations and industrial applications in 7 areas, namely Computer Systems, Computer Network, Security, Databases and Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia, Theory and Software Engineering and Computer Applications.

CST 2016 aims to provide a forum for researchers, engineers, and students in the area of computer science and technology. It features unique mixed various topics in computer science and technology including big data, system architecture, hardware and applications. CST 2016 attracted more than 300 submissions. Among them, only 142 papers were accepted in to the conference after a stringent peer review process.

Readership: Researchers and academic.

Multi-objective design of antennas using surrogate models

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 273)

Authors Slawomir Koziel, Adrian Bekasiewicz
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.

This book addresses computationally-efficient multi-objective optimization of antenna structures using variable-fidelity electromagnetic simulations, surrogate modeling techniques, and design space reduction methods. Based on contemporary research, it formulates multi-objective design tasks, highlights related challenges in the context of antenna design, and discusses solution approaches. Specific focus is on providing methodologies for handling computationally expensive simulation models of antenna structures in the sense of their multi-objective optimization. Also given is a summary of recent developments in antenna design optimization using variable-fidelity simulation models. Numerous examples of real-world antenna design problems are provided along with discussions and recommendations for the readers interested in applying the considered methods in their design work.

Written with researchers and students in mind, topics covered can also be applied across a broad spectrum of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering. It is of particular interest to those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Readership: Researchers and students of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering; those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Mathematical methods for the natural and engineering sciences, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino, (ES)

Author Ronald E. Mickens
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This second edition provides a broad range of methods and concepts required for the analysis and solution of equations which arise in the modeling of phenomena in the natural, engineering, and applied mathematical sciences. It may be used productively by both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as others who wish to learn, understand, and apply these techniques. Detailed discussions are also given for several topics that are not usually included in standard textbooks at this level of presentation: qualitative methods for differential equations, dimensionalization and scaling, elements of asymptotics, difference equations and several perturbation procedures. Further, this second edition includes several new topics covering functional equations, the Lambert-W function, nonstandard sets of periodic functions, and the method of dominant balance. Each chapter contains a large number of worked examples and provides references to the appropriate books and literature.

Multi-objective optimization : techniques and applications in chemical engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre, (ChE 197)

Editor Gade Pandu Rangaiah
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

Optimization is now essential in the design, planning and operation of chemical and related processes. Although process optimization for multiple objectives was studied in the 1970s and 1980s, it has attracted active research in the last 15 years, spurred by the new and effective techniques for multi-objective optimization (MOO). To capture this renewed interest, this monograph presents recent research in MOO techniques and applications in chemical engineering.Following a brief introduction and review of MOO applications in chemical engineering since 2000, the book presents selected MOO techniques and many chemical engineering applications in detail. In this second edition, several chapters in the first edition have been updated, one chapter is completely revised and three new chapters have been added. One of the new chapters describes three MS Excel programs useful for MOO of application problems. All the chapters will be of interest to researchers in MOO and/or chemical engineering. Several exercises are included at the end of many chapters, for use by both practicing engineers and students.

Mechatronics and automation engineering : proceedings of the International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016), Xiamen, China, 22-24 April 2016

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE/ECE/EE 197, CoE/ECE/EE 198, EEE 298)

Editor Jianhua Zhang
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.

TThe 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016) have been successfully held in Xiamen, China, on April 22nd – 24th.

The conference received well over more than 200 submissions, however, only 64 articles were selected and recommended to be included in this proceedings, which organized into 4 main areas, namely, Industrial Automation and Control System, Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The conference provides the opportunity to showcase state of art research and development in Mechatronics and Automation Engineering from researchers and developers from around the world under one roof to compare notes and establish collaborative relationships.

Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in social science.

Feb 21


Energy Engineering  (Ph.D.)

A Comparative analysis of the fuel economy of public utility buses in Metro Manila using an output-spilt hybrid drivetrain versus other hybrid drivetrain configuration / Denoga, Gerald Jo C. (LG 996 2017 E65 D46)


Energy Engineering  (M.S.)

Integrating geographic information system (GIS) and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) for site selection of solar PV power plant in the Philippines : case study in Cebu province/Aurora, Raymart G. (LG 995 2017 AE65 A97)

Multi-objective particle swarm optimization with crowding distance in the optimal design of hybrid renewable energy systemBautista, Izrael Zenar C (LG 995 2017 E65 B38)

ISLA : a renewable energy-diesel hybrid system design framework for island communities in the Philippines (an application in Banton Island, Romblon)Corpuz, Jayson G (LG 995 2017 E65 C67)

High-capacity ammonium tetravanadate (NH4V4O10) as non-aqueous magnesium-ion battery cathode materialEsparcia, Eugene A. Jr. (LG 995 2017 E65 E87)

Energy planning using multicriteria decision analysis and goal programming based on key decision makers’ objectives : the case of PalawanRodriguez, Genev Yesiree M. (LG 995 2017 E65 R63)


Mechanical Engineering  (M.S.)

A comparison of the on road and driving cycle fuel economy of an urban public utility jeepney using road load energy criterion /Corpus, Robert Michael B. (LG 995 2018 E67 C67)

An investigation of the actual fuel economy of a drive cycle developed using road load energy criterionLomotan, Robert James Y. (LG 995 2017 E67 L66)

An investigation of the actual fuel economy of a drive cycle developed using road load energy criterion on a UV Express /Vasquez, Peter Rada (LG 995 2017 E67 V37)




Jan 15


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 20 :  November 13,2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 21 : November 20, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 22-23 : November 27/ December 4, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 24 : December 11, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 25-26 : December 18, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 27-28 : December 25, 2017/ January 1, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 232, no. 6 : December 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society



Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 656 : October 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 657 : November 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 658 : December 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Engineering Times

Place of Publication UP Diliman, Quezon City
Date of Publication Issue no. 7 : November 2017
Publisher AMH Philippines, Inc.


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