Jul 8

Everyone is invited to visit the 15th Philippine Academic Book Fair at the 5th Level, Megatrade Hall 3, Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Exhibits will run from July 12 to 16, 2011, and will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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Jul 7

RESERVE BOOKS

Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.
(CS 284)

Pattern recognition and machine learning

Authors Christopher M. Bishop
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Springer

This is the first textbook on pattern recognition to present the Bayesian viewpoint. The book presents approximate inference algorithms that permit fast approximate answers in situations where exact answers are not feasible. It uses graphical models to describe probability distributions when no other books apply graphical models to machine learning. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. Familiarity with multivariate calculus and basic linear algebra is required, and some experience in the use of probabilities would be helpful though not essential as the book includes a self-contained introduction to basic probability theory.

All of statistics: a concise course in statistical inference

Authors Larry Wasserman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Springer

WINNER OF THE 2005 DEGROOT PRIZE! This book is for people who want to learn probability and statistics quickly. It brings together many of the main ideas in modern statistics in one place. The book is suitable for students and researchers in statistics, computer science, data mining and machine learning. This book covers a much wider range of topics than a typical introductory text on mathematical statistics. It includes modern topics like nonparametric curve estimation, bootstrapping and classification, topics that are usually relegated to follow-up courses. The reader is assumed to know calculus and a little linear algebra. No previous knowledge of probability and statistics is required. The text can be used at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.

Jul 7

The Serials Section will be temporarily closed on Friday, July 8, 2011 from 5-6 PM for EEEI’s Grad Student Orientation (6-9 PM).

Thank you.

Jul 5

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Short-range wireless communications : emerging technologies and applications

Editors Rolf Kraemer, Marcos Katz
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

This unique book reviews the future developments of short-range wireless communication technologies Short-Range Wireless Communications: Emerging Technologies and Applications summarizes the outcomes of WWRF Working Group 5, highlighting the latest research results and emerging trends on short-range communications. It contains contributions from leading research groups in academia and industry on future short-range wireless communication systems, in particular 60 GHz communications, ultra-wide band (UWB) communications, UWB radio over optical fiber, and design rules for future cooperative short-range communications systems. Starting from a brief description of state-of-the-art, the authors highlight the perspectives and limits of the technologies and identify where future research work is going to be focused. Key Features: * Provides an in-depth coverage of wireless technologies that are about to start an evolution from international standards to mass products, and that will influence the future of short-range communications * Offers a unique and invaluable visionary overview from both industry and academia * Identifies open research problems, technological challenges, emerging technologies, and fundamental limits * Covers ultra-high speed short-range communication in the 60 GHz band, UWB communication, limits and challenges, cooperative aspects in short-range communication and visible light communications, and UWB radio over optical fiber This book will be of interest to research managers, R&D engineers, lecturers and graduate students within the wireless communication research community. Executive managers and communication engineers will also find this reference useful.

Quantization noise : roundoff error in digital computation, signal processing, control, and communications

Authors Bernard Widrow, István Kollar
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Cambridge

If you are working in digital signal processing, control or numerical analysis, you will find this authoritative analysis of quantization noise (roundoff error) invaluable. Do you know where the theory of quantization noise comes from, and under what circumstances it is true? Get answers to these and other important practical questions from expert authors, including the founder of the field and formulator of the theory of quantization noise, Bernard Widrow. The authors describe and analyze uniform quantization, floating-point quantization, and their applications in detail. Key features include: * Analysis of floating point round off * Dither techniques and implementation issues analyzed * Offers heuristic explanations along with rigorous proofs, making it easy to understand ‘why’ before the mathematical proof is given.

Evolved cellular network planning and optimization for UMTS and LTE

Editors Lingyang Song and Jia Shen
Place of Publication Florida
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

A thorough discussion of foundations and practical techniques, this book provides an accessible introduction to all stages of planning and optimizing a UMTS, HSPA, or LTE cellular network. It first provides an overview of each network, including basic techniques and channel models. Next, it examines the difficulties that operators or vendors may face and then demonstrates why network planning and optimization is crucial for meeting these challenges. In addition to some fundamental aspects of current and future cellular networks, the text analyzes the procedures for planning and optimization of each type of network. The author also pays special attention to compatibility issues among these networks.

GSM/Edge : evolution and performance

Editors Mikko Saily, Guillaume Sebire, Eddie Riddington
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex U.K.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

With over four billion subscribers Worldwide, GSM/EDGE is by far the World’s most successful communications technology of all time. Ubiquitous, deployed in every country of the World, except in Japan and South Korea, GSM/EDGE is the result of a continued evolution that has spanned over two decades. A leading team of experts from Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia, guide you from the history of GSM standardization to the cutting-edge techniques in the latest 3GPP releases. Covering 3GPP Release 7 and Release 8, and addressing their motivation and detailing their concepts, this book also offers insights into further steps in evolution from Release 9 and beyond. GSM/EDGE: Evolution and Performance allows you to keep apace with all of the new developments that have occurred in 3GPP on the GSM standard since the introduction of EDGE.

60 GHz technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN : from theory to practice

Authors Su-Khiong Yong, Pengfei Xia, Alberto Valdes-Garcia
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book addresses 60 GHz technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN from theory to practice, covering key aspects for successful deployment. In this book, the authors focus specifically on 60 GHz wireless technology which has emerged as the most promising candidate for multi-gigabit wireless indoor communication systems. 60 GHz technology offers various advantages over current or existing communications systems (e.g. huge unlicensed bandwidth worldwide, high transmit power, high frequency reuse and small form factor), which enables many disruptive applications that are otherwise difficult if not impossible to be realized at lower frequencies. The book addresses all aspects of the state-of-the-art in 60 GHz technology for high data rate wireless applications. Key Features: * Comprehensive coverage from theory to practice: provides readers with a thorough technical guide of 60 GHz technology development * Brings together the entire area of 60GHz technology for Gigabits per second (Gbps) WLAN and WPAN applications. * Discusses practical system designs covering wide aspects such as antenna propagation, beamforming, circuit design, digital communication, signal processing, system architectures, etc. * Provides up-to-date standardization activities, regulatory issues, technology development as well as future trends * Includes examples and case studies for practical scenarios * Contains theoretical, simulation and experimental results to demonstrate and compare the performance of various schemes (or systems) This book serves as an excellent reference for system engineers, system architects, IC designers, standard engineers, researchers, and vendor and manufacturer consumers.

Personal networks : wireless networking for personal devices

Authors Martin Jacobsson, Ignas Niemegeers, Sonia Heemstra de Groot
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Written by experts in the field, this book describes the Personal Network architecture and its various components This book focuses on networking and security aspects of Personal Networks (PNs). Given a single user, the authors propose an architecture for PNs in which devices are divided into one of two types of nodes: personal nodes and foreign nodes. Furthermore, the authors demonstrate the ways in which PNs can be formed in a self-organized and secure way, how they can be interconnected using infrastructure networks, how multiple PNs can be connected, and how their services and resources can be shared. In addition, the book shows how security and ease-of-use can be achieved through automatic configuration and how mobility can be supported through adaptability and self-organization. The motivations for the PN concept, the PN architecture, its functionalities and features, as well as future challenges are covered in depth. Finally, the authors consider the potential applications for PNs and briefly discuss additional support systems for PN applications. The latter includes service discovery and context information management among others. This book will serve as an invaluable reference for researchers, developers, and standardization experts in mobile and wireless communication systems and services. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students in the field of telecommunications.




 
 
Beginning smartphone Web development : building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based applications for iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60

Authors Gail Rahn Frederick with Rajesh Lal
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Apress

Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web offer her expert advice in Beginning Smartphone Web Development. In this book, Gail teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices.
 
 
Beginning BlackBerry development

Author Anthony Rizk
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Apress

This book will teach you everything you need to know to start developing apps that run on the BlackBerry family of devices and smartphones. With over 50 Million BlackBerry devices sold and the launch of the new BlackBerry App World, there has never been a more exciting time to get into BlackBerry application development. Assuming only some programming background in Java or a similar language, this book starts with the basics, offering step-by-step tutorials that take you through downloading and installing the BlackBerry development environment, creating your first Apps, and exploring the BlackBerry APIs. You’ll learn how to use the BlackBerry user interface components to create the look and feel you want; how to use networking to create applications that can talk to servers anywhere on the internet; how to manage application lifecycle and data storage; and how to use the GPS and mapping functionality included on many devices to create location-aware applications. You’ll also learn about the different ways you can package and distribute your apps, from deploying apps on your own website to listing your apps for sale on BlackBerry App World.
 
 
Advanced BlackBerry development

Author Chris King
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Apress

With Advanced BlackBerry Development, you’ll learn you how to take advantage of BlackBerry media capabilities, including the camera and video playback. The book also shows you how to send and receive text and multimedia messages, use powerful cryptography libraries, and connect with the user’s personal and business contacts and calendar. Not only will you be learning how to use these APIs, but you’ll also be building a program that takes full advantage of them: a wireless media-sharing app. Each chapter’s lessons will be applied by enhancing the app from a prototype to a fully polished program. Along the way, you’ll learn how to differentiate your product from other downloads by fully integrating with the operating system. Your app will run in the browser and within device menus, just like software that comes with the phone. Once you are comfortable with writing apps, this book will show you how to take them to the next level. You’ll learn how to move from running on one phone to running on all phones, and from one country to all countries. You’ll additionally learn how to support your users with updates. No other resource compares for mastering the techniques needed for expert development on this mobile platform.
 
 
Beginning iPad development for iPhone developers : mastering the iPad SDK

Authors Jack Nutting, Dave Wool[d]ridge, David Mark
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Apress

The iPad is the hot new touchscreen tablet from Apple, representing the next generation of mobile computing.Packed with dozens of new features, the iOS 3.2 SDK enables you to build sophisticated, desktop-quality apps for this exciting new platform. Every iPhone and iPod touch app developer looking to take the next step and move into the iPad arena will want to read this book from cover to cover. Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK has all the answers, and you’ll find them presented with the same easy-to-follow style and thorough coverage you’ve come to expect from titles like Beginning iPhone 3 Development – everything an aspiring iPad developer needs to know to create great apps. Best-selling authors Jack Nutting, Dave Wooldridge, and Dave Mark show iPhone developers how to master all of the iPad-exclusive frameworks and features, which are explained, demonstrated in action, and put through their paces in this comprehensive programming guide. You’ll get a detailed understanding of the new feature set and gain every possible advantage in the iTunes App Store
 
 

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