May 27

Automating M-mode echocardiographic measurements for enhanced image analysis / Lynzle T. Baldelomar, Lester A. Nacu, Maria Charlene F. Reyes. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 B35 )

Himistu : embedded secure instant messaging feature for JET / Alvin Ian G. Del Rosario. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 D35)

Rainpour : an automated interpreter of variable precipitation forecast images / Samantha May Racho, Paul Rossener Regonia. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 R33)

A comparison between neural networks and support vector machine approaches in Tagalog part-of-speech tagging / Camille Dominique E. Reyes, Kevin Rainier S. Suba. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 R49)

TagaTRIS : a content-based Tagalog text readability indexing system using concept indexing with K-means algorithm / Michelle Louise S. Bosque, Rommel R. Ledesma, Hazel M. Loberas. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 B67)

May 23

Congratulations to the Best Borrower winners for 2nd semester AY 2010-2011.

Grand winner–Best Borrower for the 2nd Semester AY 2010-2011

Arben B. Arizapa , 2010-78466, MS CS

1. Certificate of appreciation from EnggLib2
2. Php 200 cellphone load.
3. EnggLib2’s ILoveMyLibrary Magic Fan.
4. 10 hours FREE USE of PC/Internet and laptop charge.
5. Two (2) weeks free use of the coin-operated locker

1st Runner Up
Joanna T. Chang , BS CS, 2008-27265

1. Certificate of appreciation from EnggLib2.
2. EnggLib2’s ILoveMyLibrary Magic Fan.
3. 8 hours FREE USE of PC/Internet and laptop charge
4. One week free use of coin-operated locker

2nd Runner Up
Abner A. Belmonte , BS ECE, 2010-29997

1. Certificate of appreciate from EnggLib2
2. EnggLib2’s ILoveMyLibrary Magic Fan
3. 5 hours FREE USE  of PC/Internet and laptop charge
4. Three (3) days free use of coin-operated locker.

1.Candidate must be an undergraduate/graduate student/ faculty of the DCS and EEE.
2.All books borrowed in the Library for the whole semester were returned on time.
3.At least five books were borrowed to be qualified.

Thank you for your continuous support to the Library! :)

May 20

Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote

Sound systems : design and optimization : modern techniques and tools for sound system design and alignment, 2nd ed.

Author Bob McCarthy
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Focal Press/Elsevier

In this guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout, McCarthy’s unique guide gives you all the newest techniques to ensure perfect sound reinforcement and fulfill design needs. Outlining how sound is spread over a listening area, looking at the physics of speaker interaction, methods of alignment including mic placement, equalization, speaker placement and acoustic treatment, and now including case studies offering real world examples to fully explore different principals discussed, this book provides the definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization. Totally up to date, the only book devoted exclusively to sound system optimization using modern tools and practices. It is written by award winning expert, providing guidance on the popular tools of the trade, including dual channel FFT analyzers, acoustic prediction programs, modern speaker arrays and digital signal processors. Color images and diagrams throughout aid understanding and clearly illustrate topics within the book.

Recommended for CoE 123
High dynamic range imaging : acquisition, display, and image-based lighting

Authors Erik Reinhard … [et al.]
Place of Publication Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier

This landmark book is the first to describe HDRI technology in its entirety and covers a wide-range of topics, from capture devices to tone reproduction and image-based lighting. The techniques described enable you to produce images that have a dynamic range much closer to that found in the real world, leading to an unparalleled visual experience. As both an introduction to the field and an authoritative technical reference, it is essential to anyone working with images, whether in computer graphics, film, video, photography, or lighting design. New material includes chapters on High Dynamic Range Video Encoding, High Dynamic Range Image Encoding, and High Dynammic Range Display Devices. It is written by the inventors and initial implementors of High Dynamic Range Imaging. It covers the basic concepts (including just enough about human vision to explain why HDR images are necessary), image capture, image encoding, file formats, display techniques, tone mapping for lower dynamic range display, and the use of HDR images and calculations in 3D rendering. The range and depth of coverage is good for the knowledgeable researcher as well as those who are just starting to learn about High Dynamic Range imaging.

Recommended for EE 274
Audio engineering

Authors Douglas Self … [et al.]
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

“The Newnes Know It All Series” takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer’s first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! This is the ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume.

Recommended for Digital Photography
Perfect digital photography, 2nd ed.

Authors Jay Dickman, Jay Kinghorn
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

In this completely updated, full-color work, a Pulitzer Prize-winning National Geographic photographer and an Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert guide you through the entire photographic process, from composition to printing and archiving. The expert techniques inside this masterful guide help you greatly improve both the quality of your photographs and your proficiency in the digital darkroom. Perfect Digital Photography, Second Edition covers the latest technologies, including digital SLR cameras, Adobe Photoshop CS4, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and offers tips for developing an efficient workflow. Stunning color photographs throughout the book show you the results that you too can achieve.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 digital classroom

Authors Jennifer Smith, Aquent Creative Team
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 13 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Learning is reinforced with video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD that were developed by the same team of Adobe Certified Instructors and Flash experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Each video tutorial is approximately five minutes long and demonstrates and explains the concepts and features covered in the lesson. Coverage includes information on Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, masks and layers, painting and retouching, and selections and layers.
Real world image sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom, 2nd ed.

Authors Bruce Fraser, Jeff Schewe
Place of Publication Berkeley, California
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Peachpit Press

Just about every digital image requires sharpening since softness is inevitably introduced during the image digitizing process, and oftentimes with digital photography, images are sharpened badly. This second edition of the definitive book by the late Bruce Fraser teaches readers all they need to know about sharpening, including when to use it, why it’s needed, how to use the camera’s features, how to recognize an image that needs sharpening, how much to use, what’s bad sharpening, and how to fix oversharpening. Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom, Second Edition is written by Fraser’s friend and renowned photographer Jeff Schewe. It adds essential coverage of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, since many of the key sharpening functions have migrated from Photoshop to those tools since the first edition of the book was published. The book shows readers how to: recognize the kind of sharpening that each image needs; become acquainted with the full arsenal of sharpening tools built into Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw; sharpen part of an image selectively; create a complete sharpening workflow that allows sharpening images optimally for different uses; balance the contradictory demands of sharpening and noise reduction; and more.

May 19

The Engineering Libraries (I and II) will be closed on May 24, 2011  (Tuesday) to give way to the annual library assessment and planning workshop which will run from May 24 upto May 27.

In connection, EnggLib2′s Serials and TLC sections will also be closed for service on Monday, May 23 to host the in-house Cataloging seminar for COE librarians.

As a special service in line with finals week, EnggLib users will be allowed to check-out books tomorrow, May 20, Friday for return on May 30, Monday.

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May 18

Library users are kindly advised to take note of the following schedule:

  • May 18 - Last day for borrowing books
  • May 24- Last day of Library service for Summer term, AY 2010-2011
  • June 6-13 - Registration period for 1st semester, AY 2011-2012. Library Clearance
  • June 14 – ID Countersigning and resumption of Library service (First day of classes)

    May 12

    CIRCULATION BOOKS (Computer Science)

    Special edition using HTML 4.

    Author Molly Holzschlag.
    Place of Publication [Indianapolis, Ind.]
    Date of Publication c1999
    Publisher Que

    Special Edition Using HTML 4 clearly defines the HTML language in its present form. By honing in on the daily realities of site design needs, the superfluous elements of the language are set aside, and real-world solutions are provided in -A comprehensive HTML and Web publishing reference providing practical solutions to real-world Web development problems -Covers everything needed to develop and publish professional Web pages and sites using HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, CGI, Java, XML, Dynamic HTML, VBScript, and Active Server Pages -Completely rewritten by a leading author to include up-to-date coverage of the latest Web publishing technologies and products and the forthcoming Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Netscape Navigator 4.5 browsers.
    Computational intelligence paradigms: theory & applications using MATLAB.

    Author S. Sumathi and Surekha Paneerselvam.
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication c2010
    Publisher CRC Press

    Offering a wide range of programming examples implemented in MATLAB[registered], this book presents theoretical concepts and a general framework for CI approaches. It covers numerous intelligent computing methodologies and algorithms used in CI research. The text provides worked examples of neural networks, fuzzy systems, hybrid neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms and programming, and swarm intelligence, along with the associated MATLAB toolboxes. It also contains research projects, a survey of emerging commercial software packages, and numerous review questions.
    Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval

    *Also recommended by Prof. Abigail Razon
    Fuzzy logic with engineering applications, 3rd ed.

    Editor Timothy J. Ross
    Place of Publication United Kingdom
    Date of Publication c2010
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons

    This new edition features the latest advances in the field including material on expansion of the MLFE method using genetic algorithms, cognitive mapping, fuzzy agent-based models and total uncertainty. Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications, 3rd Edition is oriented mainly towards methods and techniques. Every chapter has been revised, featuring new illustrations and examples throughout. This will benefit student learning in all basic operations, the generation of membership functions, and the specialized applications in the latter chapters of the book, providing an invaluable tool for students as well as for self-study by practicing engineers.
    Recommended by Dr. Henry Adorna
    Algorithms Language and Automata, and Compilers.

    Author Maxim Mozgovoy
    Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
    Date of Publication 2009
    Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

    Algorithms, Languages, Automata, & Compilers: A Practical Approach is designed to cover the standard theory of computing topics through a strong emphasis on practical applications rather than theorems and proofs. Finite automata, Turing machines, models of computation, complexity, solvability, and other topics that form a foundation of modern programming are discussed -first with a gentle theoretical orientation, and then applied through programming code and practical examples. JFLAP projects and applications are integrated throughout the book, and C# is used for all code.
    Structural Proof Theory

    Authors Sara Negri, Jan von Plato
    Place of Publication Cambridge
    Date of Publication 2001
    Publisher Cambridge University Press

    Structural proof theory is a branch of logic that studies the general structure and properties of logical and mathematical proofs. This book is both a concise introduction to the central results and methods of structural proof theory, and a work of research that will be of interest to specialists. The book is designed to be used by students of philosophy, mathematics and computer science. The book contains a wealth of results on proof-theoretical systems, including extensions of such systems from logic to mathematics, and on the connection between the two main forms of structural proof theory – natural deduction and sequent calculus. The authors emphasize the computational content of logical results. A special feature of the volume is a computerized system for developing proofs interactively, downloadable from the web and regularly updated.
    Distributed programming with Ruby

    Author Mark Bates
    Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Date of Publication 2010
    Publisher Addison-Wesley

    Advanced Distributed Applications with Ruby Distributed programming techniques make applications easier to scale, develop, and deploy–especially in emerging cloud computing environments. Now, one of the Ruby community’s leading experts has written the first definitive guide to distributed programming with Ruby. Mark Bates begins with a simple distributed application, and then walks through an increasingly complex series of examples, demonstrating solutions to the most common distributed programming problems. Bates presents the industry’s most useful coverage of Ruby’s standard distributed programming libraries, DRb and Rinda. Next, he introduces powerful third-party tools, frameworks, and libraries designed to simplify Ruby distributed programming, including his own Distribunaut. If you’re an experienced Ruby programmer or architect, this hands-on tutorial and practical reference will help you meet any distributed programming challenge, no matter how complex.
    Programming and customizing the multicore propeller microcontroller : the official guide

    Author Parallax Inc.
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication 2010
    Publisher McGraw-Hill

    The Only Official Guide to the Parallax Multicore Propeller Microcontroller Written by a team of Propeller experts, this authoritative guide shows you how to realize your design concepts by taking full advantage of the multicore Propeller microcontroller’s unique architecture. The book begins with a review of the Propeller hardware, software, and Spin language so you can get started right away. Programming and Customizing the Multicore Propeller Microcontroller: The Official Guide is filled with a wide variety of step-by-step, hands-on projects.Put your ideas into production when you learn how to:

    • Debug code for multiple cores
    • Understand how the Propeller interacts with different sensors
    • Wirelessly network Propeller chips
    • Build a balancing robot and control it with computer vision
    • Develop networking applications using an off-the-shelf Ethernet chip
    • Create a portable multivariable GPS tracking and data logging device
    • Use the Propeller as a remote virtual peripheral for media applications
    • Create a Propeller-powered HVAC green house model
    • Synthesize speech with the Propeller

    Teamwork in multi-agent systems : a formal approach

    Authors Barbara Dunin-Keplicz, Rineke Verbruge
    Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
    Date of Publication 2010
    Publisher Wiley

    Teamwork in Multi-agent Systems: A Formal Approach explains teamwork rules in terms of agents’ attitudes and their complex interplay. It provides the first comprehensive logical theory, TeamLog, underpinning teamwork in dynamic environments. The authors justify design choices by showing TeamLog in action. The book guides the reader through a fascinating discussion of issues essential for teamwork to be successful. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students in computer science and artificial intelligence as well as for developers of multi-agent systems. Students and researchers in organizational science, in particular those investigating teamwork, will also find this book insightful.
    Books recommended by Dr. Susan Festin
    Two-dimensional information theory and coding : with application to graphics and high-density storage media

    Authors Jørn Justesen and Søren Forchhammer
    Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
    Date of Publication 2010
    Publisher Cambridge University Press

    This complete introduction to two-dimensional (2-D) information theory and coding provides the key techniques for modeling data and estimating their information content. Throughout, special emphasis is placed on applications to transmission, storage, compression, and error protection of graphic information. The book begins with a self-contained introduction to information theory, including concepts of entropy and channel capacity, which requires minimal mathematical background knowledge. It then introduces error-correcting codes, particularly Reed-Solomon codes, the basic methods for error-correction, and codes applicable to data organized in 2-D arrays. Common techniques for data compression, including compression of 2-D data based on application of the basic source coding, are also covered, together with an advanced chapter dedicated to 2-D constrained coding for storage applications. Numerous worked examples illustrate the theory, whilst end-of-chapter exercises test the reader’s understanding, making this an ideal book for graduate students and also for practitioners in the telecommunications and data storage industries.
    Cloud computing strategies

    Author Dimitris N. Chorafas
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
    Date of Publication 2011
    Publisher CRC Press

    A guide to managing a cloud project, this book illustrates how to take advantage of cloud computing and align it with business and IT strategies. It assesses cloud computing technologies and demonstrates how to determine requirements and implement cloud to meet the goals and objectives of IT and business. The book examines such crucial issues as privacy, security, and ownership of information assets. It also provides valuable tips on how to manage the relationship with cloud vendors and shows how to successfully transition from legacy systems to the cloud.
    AInternet fraud casebook : the World Wide Web of deceit

    Editor Joseph T. Wells
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication 2010
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons

    Real case studies on Internet fraud written by real fraud examiners Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit is a one-of-a-kind collection of actual cases written by the fraud examiners who investigated them. These stories were hand-selected from hundreds of submissions and together form a comprehensive, enlightening and entertaining picture of the many types of Internet fraud in varied industries throughout the world. Each case outlines how the fraud was engineered, how it was investigated, and how perpetrators were brought to justice. Topics included are phishing, on-line auction fraud, security breaches, counterfeiting, and others.
    Cloud computing and software services : theory and techniques

    Editors Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
    Date of Publication 2011
    Publisher CRC Press

    Thanks to its inherent resilience to failure and the increasing availability of open-source cloud infrastructure software and virtualization software stacks, services delivered from the cloud have expanded past web applications to include storage, raw computing, and access to specialized services. The possibility of satisfying maintenance and technical support needs by leasing services from commercial cloud infrastructures has also generated a new wave of interest in the cost and efficiency enhancements cloud computing can bring to organizations big and small. Whether you’re already in the cloud, or determining whether or not it makes sense for your organization, “Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques” provides you with the technical understanding needed to develop and maintain state-of-the-art cloud computing and software services. From basic concepts and recent research findings to future directions, it gathers the insight of 50 experts from around the world to present the most up-to-date global perspective on the broad range of technical topics related to cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). The book also: reviews real cases and applications of cloud computing; discusses the infrastructure cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); considers the cloud and data- and compute-intensive environments; and examines security and reliability in the cloud. Written in a manner that makes this complex subject easy to understand, this is an ideal one-stop reference for anyone interested in cloud computing. The accessible language and wealth of illustrations also make it suitable for academic or research-oriented settings. The comprehensive coverage supplies you with the up-to-date understanding of cloud computing technologies and trends in parallel computing needed to establish and maintain effective and efficient computing and software services.

    May 11

    Time - May 2, 2011

    Cover feature :
    The TIME 100


    Time - May 9, 2011

    Cover feature :
    The terrorist hunter


    Time - May 16, 2011

    Cover feature :
    The royal wedding


    Newsweek - May 2, 2011

    Cover feature :
    A tale of two countries


    Newsweek – May 9, 2011

    Cover feature :
    Tina Brown: Notes from a royal wedding


    Linux Journal - May, 2011

    Cover feature :
    Security testing


    Mac Life- May, 2011

    Cover feature :
    iPad 2


    *Back Issues

    GamePro – April 2011

    Cover feature :
    Twisted Metal

    MacLife – April 2011

    Cover feature :
    Master the Google universe


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