Sep 30

Faculty and students are advised to maximize the availability of full-text access to ScienceDirect’s Freedom Collection by downloading the journal articles they need for on-going researches.

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Sep 30

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Sep 20

Enjoy leisure reading at the Serials Section of Engglib2 with these new issues!

Time – September 12, 2011
Cover feature :
What to Eat Now

Time – September 19, 2011
Cover feature :
Beyond 9/11

Newsweek – September 12, 2011
Cover feature :
Resilience

Newsweek – September 19, 2011
Cover feature :
Let’s Just Fix It

Linux Journal – August 2011
Cover feature :
How to Plan your Own Linux Event

Sep 20

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas
Mechatronics for the evil genius

Author Newton C. Braga
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill


 
Noted electronics author Newton Braga’s “Mechatronics for the Evil Genius” guides you step by step through 25 complete, intriguing, yet inexpensive projects developed especially for this book. You will build your own mechanical race car, combat robot, ionic motor, mechatronic head, light beam remote control, and 20 other entertaining learning projects that take you to the heart of mechatronics. More than just hours of entertainment, these stimulating projects provide a solid grounding in mechatronics, the discipline at the core of robotics where electronics, mechanics, and other sciences merge.Each experiment builds on those before it so you develop a hands-on, practical understanding of mechatronics. You don’t need to know electronics or mechanics to get started. But by the end, you’ll be showing off your own exciting projects! “Mechatronics for the Evil Genius” introduces you to mechatronics step-by-step – you don’t need to be a electromechanical whiz to get started, but you will be when you’re finished. It teaches all the skills you need for the projects, including how to solder, recognize components, and read schematics.It provides complete lists of tools and parts – all of them inexpensive and easily obtained. It vividly explains the mechanics, electronics, and science underlying each project. It gives you fully illustrated,step-by-step directions that build your skills, one small increment at a time. It provides directions for 25 tantalizing projects, including a robotic arm, an electronic cannon, a coin tosser, an analog computer, and many more. It helps you develop skills you can bring to other hobby projects, such as more sophisticated robots. It encourages you to improvise with secondary components to devise your own unique creations. It suggests related activities for customization and going steps beyond.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas
Power supplies for LED driving

Author Steve Winder
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes


 
Light-emitting diodes are being widely used due to their efficient use of power. The applications for power LEDs include traffic lights, street lamps, automotive lighting, architectural lights, household light replacements, signage lighting (replacing neon strip lights and fluorescent tubes), and many more. Powering (driving) these LED’s is not always simple. Linear driving is inefficient and generates far too much heat. With a switching supply, the main issues are EMI and efficiency, and of course cost. The problem is to get a design that meets legal requirements and is efficient, while costing the least.This book covers the design trade-offs involved in LED driving applications, from low-power to UB-LEDs and beyond. It provides a practical, “hands-on” approach to power supply design for LED drivers. It includes detailed examples of what works and why, throughout the design process. It provides commentary on how the calculated component value compares with the actual value used, including a description of why the choice was made.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas
Electrical and electronic principles and technology, 4th ed.

Author John Bird
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes


 
This book is written for the 6,000 BTEC National Engineering students who follow the electrical pathway each year. The course has a brand new syllabus for 2010 and Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology has been fully updated to reflect these changes. In this 4th edition, John Bird introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory covering – enabling level three students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed for careers in electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. The book includes numerous worked problems, multiple-choice and short-answer questions, exercises and revision tests and is supported with free online instructor’s and solutions manuals. Matched to the latest 2010 BTEC Engineering syllabus, this title features student-friendly approach with numerous worked problems, multiple-choice and short-answer questions, exercises and revision tests. It is presented in colour and supported with free online instructor’s and solutions manuals.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Fundamentals of performance evaluation of computer and telecommunications systems
(EEE 190, EEE 25)

Authors Mohammad S. Obaidat, Noureddine A. Boudriga
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley


 
This book presents all techniques of performance evaluation of computers, networks, and telecommunications in a balanced manner. It is unique in that no other book covers all of the techniques, nor do they treat computer and telecommunications systems as inseparable issues, which the author does here. This book fills a gap by providing the only singular, all-encompassing textbook on the subject.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Communication technology update and fundamentals, 12th ed.

Editors August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows, in association with Technology Futures, Inc.
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Focal Press


 
 
New communication technologies are being introduced at an astonishing rate. Making sense of these technologies is increasingly difficult. “Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals” is the single best source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology. Featuring the fundamental framework along with the history and background of communication technologies, “Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 12th Edition” helps you stay ahead of these ever-changing and emerging technologies. As always, every chapter has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments and market statistics, and now covers digital signage, cinema technologies, social networking, and telepresence, in addition to the dozens of technologies explored in the previous edition. The book also features industry structure and regulation, history, and theory along with full coverage of the latest technologies! The book’s companion website offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources. It gives students and professionals the latest information in all areas of communication technologies. The companion website offers updated information to this text, plus links to related industry resources. It has new focus on global technologies & coverage of other emerging technologies, as well as fully updated statistics for all technologies.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Embedded systems design with platform FPGAs : principles and practices

Authors Ronald Sass, Andrew G. Schmidt
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann


 
This book will introduce professional engineers and students alike to system development using Platform FPGAs. The focus is on embedded systems but it also serves as a general guide to building custom computing systems. This text describes the fundamental technology in terms of hardware, software, and a set of principles to guide the development of Platform FPGA systems. The goal is to show how to systematically and creatively apply these principles to the construction of application-specific embedded system architectures. There is a strong focus on using free and open source software to increase productivity. The organization of each chapter in the book includes two parts. The white pages describe concepts, principles, and general knowledge. The gray pages include a technical rendition of the main issues of the chapter and show the concepts applied in practice. This includes step-by-step details for a specific development board and tool chain so that the reader can carry out the same steps on their own. Rather than try to demonstrate the concepts on a broad set of tools and boards, the text uses a single set of tools (Xilinx Platform Studio, Linux, and GNU) throughout and uses a single developer board (Xilinx ML-510) for the examples. It explains how to use the Platform FPGA to meet complex design requirements and improve product performance. It presents both fundamental concepts together with pragmatic, step-by-step instructions for building a system on a Platform FPGA. It includes detailed case studies, extended real-world examples, and lab exercises.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Virtual roaming systems for GSM, GPRS, and UMTS : open connectivity in practice

Author Arnaud Henry-Labordère
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley


 
This book provides a detailed technical guide to the virtual and optimised roaming systems for mobile networks Written by a pioneer in the field, this book focuses on the implementation of virtual roaming systems. It generalizes the previous SS7 SMS interworking architectures to voice and data, GPRS, and 3G virtual roaming; extending the discussion of virtual roaming to include location based services, optimal routing and 4G perspectives. The author provides a thorough and detailed technical explanation of the topic covering subjects such as ‘Over the Air’ (OTA) provisioning and detailed geo-localisation systems in a virtual roaming environment. Finally, this book addresses the application of MAP, CAMEL, TCAP, SCCP, and GTP. Key Features: * Provides a thorough and detailed technical coverage of virtual and optimised roaming systems for mobile networks * Explores the application of MAP, CAMEL, TCAP, SCCP, and GTP * Discusses previous SMS Hubs architecture used for SMS interworking and generalises to voice, data, and 3G virtual roaming * Includes material on pre-paid case with CAMEL parameter transformations, SMS, Supplementary Services and USSD implementation * Focuses on roaming hubs (including an, introduction to Sigtran configuration) and transparent networks of hubs This book will serve as an invaluable reference for network and networking engineers, handset developers, systems implementers, systems integrators, systems software engineers and programmers, wireless specialists and anybody else seeking a comprehensive and practical guide to the basics of virtual roaming systems.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Fix it in post : solutions for postproduction problems

Author Jack James
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Focal Press


 
This book provides an array of concise solutions to the wide variety of problems that are faced by postproduction artists in the post process. With an application-agnostic approach, it gives proven, step-by-step methods to solving the most frequently encountered postproduction problems. Solutions are provided for common audio, video, digital, editorial, color, timing and compositing problems.–From publisher description.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Digital restoration from start to finish : how to repair old and damaged photographs, 2nd ed.

Author Jack James
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Focal Press


 
“Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd Edition” guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. Learn how to: scan faded and damaged prints or films; improve snapshots with shadow/highlight adjustment; correct uneven exposure; fix color and skin tones quickly with curves, plug-ins, and hue/saturation adjustment layers; correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with adjustment layers; hand-tint your photographs easily; correct skin tones with airbrush layers; clean up dust and scratches speedily and effectively; repair small and large cracks with masks and filters; eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph in just a few steps; minimize unwanted print surface textures; erase mildew spots; eliminate dots from newspaper photographs; increase sharpness and fine detail; and, maximize print quality. Photoshop Elements is included for those that don’t own Photoshop. This title also includes layout to make it easier for you to understand the step-by-steps. It contains solutions for you to solve the restoration problems you are facing.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Introduction to digital signal processing : computer musically speaking
(CoE 197, EE 274)

Author Tae Hong Park
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher World Scientific


 
This book offers an introduction to digital signal processing (DSP), with an emphasis on digital audio and computer music. It covers the mathematical foundations of DSP, important DSP theories including classic sound synthesis algorithms and effects as well as time – and frequency – domain analyses, and associated musical and sound examples. Visual and auditory feedback of the materials presented in the book is provided so that readers can become familiar and comfortable with the content in an appealing and intuitive manner. The book will thus be useful for both technically and musically trained readers alike who have a common interest in digital audio and computer music.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto Jr.
Industrial automated systems : instrumentation and motion control, with CD-ROM

Author Terry Bartelt
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning


 
“Industrial Automated Systems: Instrumentation and Motion Control”, will provide your students with state-of-the art coverage of the full spectrum of industrial maintenance and control, from servomechanisms to instrumentation. They will learn about components, circuits, instruments, control techniques, calibration, tuning and programming associated with industrial automated systems. “Industrial Automated Systems: Instrumentation and Motion Control”, focuses on operation, rather than mathematical design concepts. It is formatted into sections so that it can be used for a variety of courses, such as electrical motors, sensors, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers, servomechanisms, and various instrumentation and process classes. This book also offers your students a broader coverage of industrial maintenance and automation information than other books and provides them with a more extensive collection of supplements, including a lab manual, two hundred animated multimedia lessons on CD.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Joy Alinda Reyes-Madamba
Arithmetic optimization techniques for hardware and software design
(CoE 198)

Authors Ryan Kastner, Anup Hosangadi, Farzan Fallah
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press


 
Obtain better system performance, lower energy consumption, and avoid hand-coding arithmetic functions with this concise guide to automated optimization techniques for hardware and software design. High-level compiler optimizations and high-speed architectures for implementing FIR filters are covered, which can improve performance in communications, signal processing, computer graphics, and cryptography. Clearly explained algorithms and illustrative examples throughout make it easy to understand the techniques and write software for their implementation. Background information on the synthesis of arithmetic expressions and computer arithmetic is also included, making the book ideal for newcomers to the subject. This is an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in system level design and automation, compilers, and VLSI CAD”–Provided by publisher.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Lew Andrew Tria
Distributed generation : induction and permanent magnet generators

Authors Loi Lei Lai, Tze Fun Chan
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher IEEE/Wiley


 
Distributed power generation is a technology that could help to enable efficient, renewable energy production both in the developed and developing world. It includes all use of small electric power generators, whether located on the utility system, at the site of a utility customer, or at an isolated site not connected to the power grid. Induction generator (IG) is the most commonly used and cheapest technology, compatible with renewable energy resources. Permanent magnet (PM) generators have traditionally been avoided due to high fabrication costs; however, compared with IGs they are more reliable and productive. Distributed Generation thoroughly examines the principles, possibilities and limitations of creating energy with both IGs and PM generators. It takes an electrical engineering approach in the analysis and testing of these generators, and includes diagrams and extensive case study examples to better demonstrate how the integration of energy sources can be accomplished. The book also provides the practical tools needed to model and implement new techniques for generating energy through isolated or grid-connected systems. Besides a chapter introducing the technical, economic and environmental impacts of distributed generation, this book includes: * an examination of various phase-balancing schemes for a three-phase IG operating on a single-phase power system; * a coupled circuit 2-D finite element analysis of a grid-connected IG, with Steinmetz connection; * a study of self-excited induction generator (SEIG) schemes for autonomous power systems, and the voltage and frequency control of SEIG with a slip-ring machine (SESRIG); * a report on a PM synchronous generator with inset rotor for achieving a reduced voltage regulation when supplying an autonomous power system, and an analysis of its performance using a two-axis model and finite element method; * experimental work on various IG and SEIG schemes. This book is a must-read for engineers, consultants, regulators, and environmentalists involved in energy production and delivery, helping them to evaluate renewable energy sources and to integrate these into an efficient energy delivery system. It is also a superior reference for undergraduates and postgraduates. Designers, operators, and planners will appreciate its unique contribution to the literature in this field.

Sep 20

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez
Probability and statistics : the science of uncertainty, 2nd ed.

Authors Michael J. Evans and Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher W.H. Freeman and Co.


 
A unique introduction to probability and statistics, with the emphasis on the effective use of computer programs and an integrated approach to inference. The book provides a well-balanced mix of theory and applications, with examples of real-world data and analysis appearing throughout the text.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Henry Adorna
How to count : an introduction to combinatorics, 2nd ed.

Authors R.B.J.T. Allenby, Alan Slomson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press


 
“Completely revised, How to Count: An Introduction to Combinatorics, Second Edition shows how to solve numerous classic and other interesting combinatorial problems. The authors take an easily accessible approach that introduces problems before leading into the theory involved. Although the authors present most of the topics through concrete problems, they also emphasize the importance of proofs in mathematics. This second edition incorporates 50 percent more material. It includes seven new chapters that cover occupancy problems, Stirling and Catalan numbers, graph theory, trees, Dirichlet’s pigeonhole principle, Ramsey theory, and rook polynomials. This edition also contains more than 450 exercises. Ideal for both classroom teaching and self-study, this text requires only a modest amount of mathematical background. In an engaging way, it covers many combinatorial tools, such as the inclusion-exclusion principle, generating functions, recurrence relations, and Pólya’s counting theorem.”–Publisher’s description.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Henry Adorna
Algorithmic cryptanalysis
(CS 297)

Author Antoine Joux
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press


 
Illustrating the power of algorithms, Algorithmic Cryptanalysis describes algorithmic methods with cryptographically relevant examples. Focusing on both private- and public-key cryptographic algorithms, it presents each algorithm either as a textual description, in pseudo-code, or in a C code program. Divided into three parts, the book begins with a short introduction to cryptography and a background chapter on elementary number theory and algebra. It then moves on to algorithms, with each chapter in this section dedicated to a single topic and often illustrated with simple cryptographic applications. The final part addresses more sophisticated cryptographic applications, including LFSR-based stream ciphers and index calculus methods. Accounting for the impact of current computer architectures, this book explores the algorithmic and implementation aspects of cryptanalysis methods. It can serve as a handbook of algorithmic methods for cryptographers as well as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses on cryptanalysis and cryptography.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin
A guide to computer network security

Author Joseph Migga Kizza
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer


 
This authoritative guide on computer network security covers current security solutions and best practices in both fixed and mobile computer networks. It includes chapters on “handling disasters” and “security in mobile network systems.”
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin
Guide to wireless ad hoc networks

Editors Sudip Misra, Isaac Woungang, Subhas Chandra Misra
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer


 
Wireless communication technologies have been undergoing rapid advancements, however there are several challenges that still need to be addressed. This book provides a comprehensive guide on the new ideas and results in the areas of mobile ad hoc networks, sensor networks and other ad hoc and ubiquitous computing systems, all in the wireless communication technology field. Wireless ad hoc networks and ubiquitous computing are explored by leading experts in the field from both academia and industry, with various challenges in diverse environments, standards, routing mechanisms, etc. This comprehensive book features in-depth descriptions of terminologies and concepts related to the diverse subject areas in wireless communication. This wide-ranging text will be a valuable reference for researchers, students, instructors, engineers, and strategists seeking the state of the art in the field.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Wilson Tan
Introduction to concurrency in programming languages

Authors Matthew J. Sottile, Timothy G. Mattson, Craig E Rasmussen
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC Press


 
High-performance parallel architectures have been available for many years, but now for the fist time, parallel computers can be found on the desktop and are available to everyday users. Designed specifically for application developers, “Introduction to Concurrency in Programming Languages” provides a survey of high-level programming constructs that make parallel programming more accessible. The book covers the history of parallel languages and explains the relation of hardware developments that motivated these languages to modern systems. It also describes the current state of the art in parallel languages, with a focus on the PGAS and HPCS language families. Each chapter is accompanied by a set of exercises.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin
Introduction to grid computing

Authors Frédéric Magoulès … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press


 
The Grid is rapidly emerging as the dominant paradigm for wide-area distributed and parallel computing. “Introduction to Grid Computing” concentrates on fundamental aspects, including three key core technologies: grid security, data management and scheduling. It includes a step-by-step framework for putting scientific applications on the grid and details the research work being carried out in actual projects. Globus (USA) and gLite (European), the two most popular middleware options, are explained through the use of concrete examples. Each of the book’s ten chapters presents concepts from both a computer scientist’s and engineer’s point of view.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez
Introduction to cryptography with mathematical foundations and computer implementations

Author Alexander Stanoyevitch
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC


 
This self-contained introduction provides a focused tour of the central concepts of cryptography. It delineates cryptographic concepts in chronological order, developing the mathematics as needed. The text includes numerous examples and exercises, along with computer implementation sections that guide readers through the process of writing their own programs. Detailed solutions to many of the exercises can be found in the appendices while a solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors. There is a supporting website that provides an extensive set of sample programs as well as downloadable platform-independent applet pages for some core programs and algorithms.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Wilson Tan
Constrained clustering : advances in algorithms, theory, and applications

Editors Sugato Basu, Ian Davidson, Kiri L. Wagstaff
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press


 
This volume encompasses many new types of constraints and clustering methods as well as delivers thorough coverage of the capabilities and limitations of constrained clustering. It presents various types of constraints for clustering, describes useful variations of the standard problem of clustering under constraints, and applies clustering with constraints to relational, bibliographic, and video data.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin
Software engineering : international summer schools, ISSSE 2006-2008, Salerno, Italy : revised tutorial lectures

Editors Andrea De Lucia, Filomena Ferrucci
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer


 
Software engineering is widely recognized as one of the most exciting, stimulating, and profitable research areas, with a significant practical impact on the software industry. Thus, training future generations of software engineering researchers and bridging the gap between academia and industry are vital to the field. The International Summer School on Software Engineering (ISSSE), which started in 2003, aims to contribute both to training future researchers and to facilitating the exchange of knowledge between academia and industry. This volume constitutes a collection of articles originating from tutorial lectures given during the last three ISSSE summer schools, as well as a number of contributions on some of the latest findings in the field of software engineering. The book is organized in three parts on software requirements and design; software testing and reverse engineering; and, management.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.
Adaptive signal processing : next generation solutions

Editors Tulay Adali, Simon Haykin
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley-IEEE


 
This book presents the latest research results in adaptive signal processing with an emphasis on important applications and theoretical advancements. Each chapter is self-contained, comprehensive in its coverage, and written by a leader in his or her field of specialty. A uniform style is maintained throughout the book and each chapter concludes with problems for readers to reinforce their understanding of the material presented. The book can be used as a reliable reference for researchers and practitioners or as a textbook for graduate students.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.
Nonnegative matrix and tensor factorizations : applications to exploratory multi-way data analysis and blind source separation

Authors Andrzej Cichocki … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley


 
This book provides a broad survey of models and efficient algorithms for Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (NMF). This includes NMF’s various extensions and modifications, especially Nonnegative Tensor Factorizations (NTF) and Nonnegative Tucker Decompositions (NTD). NMF/NTF and their extensions are increasingly used as tools in signal and image processing, and data analysis, having garnered interest due to their capability to provide new insights and relevant information about the complex latent relationships in experimental data sets. It is suggested that NMF can provide meaningful components with physical interpretations; for example, in bioinformatics, NMF and its extensions have been successfully applied to gene expression, sequence analysis, the functional characterization of genes, clustering and text mining. As such, the authors focus on the algorithms that are most useful in practice, looking at the fastest, most robust, and suitable for large-scale models. Key features: * Acts as a single source reference guide to NMF, collating information that is widely dispersed in current literature, including the authors’ own recently developed techniques in the subject area. * Uses generalized cost functions such as Bregman, Alpha and Beta divergences, to present practical implementations of several types of robust algorithms, in particular Multiplicative, Alternating Least Squares, Projected Gradient and Quasi Newton algorithms. * Provides a comparative analysis of the different methods in order to identify approximation error and complexity. * Includes pseudo codes and optimized MATLAB source codes for almost all algorithms presented in the book. The increasing interest in nonnegative matrix and tensor factorizations, as well as decompositions and sparse representation of data, will ensure that this book is essential reading for engineers, scientists, researchers, industry practitioners and graduate students across signal and image processing; neuroscience; data mining and data analysis; computer science; bioinformatics; speech processing; biomedical engineering; and multimedia.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.
Independent component analysis

Authors Aapo Hyvärinen, Juha Karhunen, Erkki Oja
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Wiley


 
A comprehensive introduction to ICA for students and practitioners Independent Component Analysis (ICA) is one of the most exciting new topics in fields such as neural networks, advanced statistics, and signal processing. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to this new technique complete with the fundamental mathematical background needed to understand and utilize it. It offers a general overview of the basics of ICA, important solutions and algorithms, and in-depth coverage of new applications in image processing, telecommunications, audio signal processing, and more. Independent Component Analysis is divided into four sections that cover: General mathematical concepts utilized in the book The basic ICA model and its solution Various extensions of the basic ICA model Real-world applications for ICA models Authors Hyvarinen, Karhunen, and Oja are well known for their contributions to the development of ICA and here cover all the relevant theory, new algorithms, and applications in various fields. Researchers, students, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines will find this accessible volume both helpful and informative.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.
Statistical inference, 2nd ed.

Authors George Casella, Roger L Berger
Place of Publication Pacific Grove, Calif.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Duxbury


 
Casella and Berger’s new edition builds the theoretical statistics from the first principals of probability theory. Thoroughly and completely, the authors start with the basics of probability and then move on to develop the theory of statistical inference using techniques, definitions, and statistical concepts.

Sep 7

EEE Theses

Unit selection and HMM-based speech synthesis for Filipino / Lito Rodel S. Lazaro (LG 995 2011 E64 L39)

Enhanced FM0 decoder for UHF passive RFID readers using duty cycle estimations / N. Fernando B. Bautista (LG 995 2011 E64 B38)

Receive diversity combining schemes for UHF RFID tags / Leonard Bryan B. Paet (LG 995 2011 E64 P34)

Field programmable gate array implementation of a time domain reflectometer and ground-penetrating radar transceiver / Siegfred D. Balon (LG 995 2011 E64 B35)

Sep 2

NEW REFERENCE BOOKS

Recommended by Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.
A handbook of statistical analyses using R

Authors Brian S. Everitt and Torsten Hothorn
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press


 
This is a proven guide for easily using R to effectively analyze data. Like its bestselling predecessor, “A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R, Second Edition” provides a guide to data analysis using the R system for statistical computing. Each chapter includes a brief account of the relevant statistical background, along with appropriate references. New to the second edition include: new chapters on graphical displays, generalized additive models, and simultaneous inference; a new section on generalized linear mixed models that completes the discussion on the analysis of longitudinal data where the response variable does not have a normal distribution; new examples and additional exercises in several chapters; and, a new version of the HSAUR package (HSAUR2), which is available from CRAN. This edition continues to offer straightforward descriptions of how to conduct a range of statistical analyses using R, from simple inference to recursive partitioning to cluster analysis. Focusing on how to use R and interpret the results, it provides students and researchers in many disciplines with a self-contained means of using R to analyze their data.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Wireless, networking, radar, sensor array processing, and nonlinear signal processing, 2nd ed.

Editor-in-Chief Vijay K. Madisetti
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press


 
One of three self-contained volumes in the new “Digital Signal Processing Handbook, Second Edition”, “Wireless, Networking, Radar, Sensor Array Processing, and Nonlinear Signal Processing” provides complete coverage of the foundations of signal processing related to wireless, radar, space – time coding, and mobile communications, together with associated applications to networking, storage, and communications.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Handbook of pattern recognition and computer vision, 4th ed.

Editor C.H. Chen
Place of Publication Hackensack, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Imperial College Press


 
Both pattern recognition and computer vision have experienced rapid progress in the last twenty-five years. This book provides the latest advances on pattern recognition and computer vision along with their many applications. It features articles written by renowned leaders in the field while topics are presented in readable form to a wide range of readers. The book is divided into five parts: basic methods in pattern recognition, basic methods in computer vision and image processing, recognition applications, life science and human identification, and systems and technology.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Allan Nerves
Grounds for grounding : a circuit-to-system handbook

Editor C.H. Chen
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher IEEE Press


 
Grounding design and installation is critical for the safety and performance of any electrical or electronic system. Blending theory and practice, this is the first book to provide a thorough approach to grounding from circuit to system. It covers: grounding for safety aspects in facilities, lightning, and NEMP; grounding in printed circuit board, cable shields, and enclosure grounding; and applications in fixed and mobile facilities on land, at sea, and in air. It’s an indispensable resource for electrical and electronic engineers concerned with the design of electronic circuits and systems.
 

International dictionary of artificial intelligence, new ed.

Author William J. Raynor, Jr.
Place of Publication Kent, U.K.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Global professional publishing


 
Anticipating the needs of professionals and researchers alike, this dictionary is the first up-to-date reference volume on a discipline of ever-growing importance. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming the foundation discipline for thousands of new applications and will have dramatic effects on virtually every activity we engage in.This essential reference features over 2,500 entries–all defined, explained and illustrated–as well as detailed explanations of major concepts in related disciplines. A completely cross-referenced index, annotated bibliography, and extensive appendix of World Wide Web sites on the latest trends in AI will make this a favorite resource for practitioners and researchers around the world.
 

Handbook of International electrical safety practices

Author Princeton Energy Resources International
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley


 
The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices provides a valuable handbook to inform working professionals in multiple industries, mainly the power industry, about safety procedures that should be used on the job. It informs the reader about the hazards in the work place and what to do to make sure they are protected. The reader will learn proper organizational skills to avoid hazardous injuries, proper environment monitoring, and how to ensure proper protection is used on the job. The authors cover not only obvious electrical safety considerations, such as exposed wires, etc., but also discuess everything related to electrical safety, such as air quality, sound level, and radiation. This is the most comprehensive reference book for any company to keep employees informed and to keep their work environment safe.

NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Recommended by Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez
Numerical methods for engineers, 6th ed., International ed.

Authors Steven C. Chapra, Raymond P. Canale
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education


 
The text features a broad array of applications that span all engineering disciplines. The sixth edition retains the successful instructional techniques of earlier editions. Chapra and Canale’s unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called Motivation, Mathematical Background, and Orientation. This prepares the student for upcoming problems in a motivating and engaging manner. Each part closes with an Epilogue containing Trade-Offs, Important Relationships and Formulas, and Advanced Methods and Additional References. Much more than a summary, the Epilogue deepens understanding of what has been learned and provides a peek into more advanced methods. Helpful separate Appendices. Getting Started with MATLAB abd Getting Started with Mathcad which make excellent references. Numerous new or revised problems drawn from actual engineering practice, many of which are based on exciting new areas such as bioengineering. The expanded breadth of engineering disciplines covered is especially evident in the problems, which now cover such areas as biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Excellent new examples and case studies span asll areas of engineering disciplines; the students using this text will be able to apply their new skills to their chosen field. Users will find use of software packages, specifically MATLAB(R), Excel(R) with VBA and Mathcad(R). This includes material on developing MATLAB(R) m-files and VBA macros.
 
 
Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin
Systems engineering and analysis, 5th ed., International ed.

Authors Steven C. Chapra, Raymond P. Canale
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson


 
For senior-level undergraduate and first and second year graduate systems engineering and related courses. Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. This practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. The authors focus first on the process of bringing systems into being–beginning with the identification of a need and extending that need through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis, evaluation, and validation, operation and support, phase-out, and disposal. Next, the authors discuss the improvement of systems currently in being, showing that by employing the iterative process of analysis, evaluation, feedback, and modification, most systems in existence can be improved in their affordability, effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction.

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