Aug 15

Latest Issues of Mac | Life,National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek & Time

Mac | Life
September 2012

National Geographic
August 2012

Reader’s Digest
August 2012

Reader’s Digest
July 2012

Newsweek
August 20, 2012

Newsweek
August 13, 2012

Newsweek
August 6, 2012

Time
August 20, 2012
Time
August 13, 2012
Time
July 30 & Aug. 6, 2012
Aug 14

 

Hong Kong Engineer

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 40, June 2012
Publisher Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication August 2012
Publisher National Geographic Society

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 180, no. 6 : August 13, 2012
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol 180, no. 7 : August 20, 2012
Publisher Time Asia

 

Aug 10

RESERVE SECTION

Data mining : practical machine learning tools and techniques, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval (CS 283)

Authors Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank, Mark A. Hall
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying machine learning tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining.

Thorough updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including new material on Data Transformations, Ensemble Learning, Massive Data Sets, Multi-instance Learning, plus a new version of the popular Weka machine learning software developed by the authors. Witten, Frank, and Hall include both tried-and-true techniques of today as well as methods at the leading edge of contemporary research.

  • Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to your data mining projects
  • Offers concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods
  • Includes downloadable Weka software toolkit, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks-in an updated, interactive interface
  • Algorithms in toolkit cover: data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, visualization

Ultra low power bioelectronics : fundamentals, biomedical applications, and bio-inspired systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Alarcon

Author Rahul Sarpeshkar
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book provides, for the first time, a broad and deep treatment of the fields of both ultra low power electronics and bioelectronics. It discusses fundamental principles and circuits for ultra low power electronic design and their applications in biomedical systems. It also discusses how ultra-energy-efficient cellular and neural systems in biology can inspire revolutionary low power architectures in mixed-signal and RF electronics. A wealth of insights and examples from cochlear implants, brain implants, systems and synthetic biology, cardiac devices, bio-molecular sensing, and bio-inspired systems, make the book useful and engaging for students and practicing engineers.

The book presents a unique, unifying view of ultra low power analog and digital electronics and emphasizes the use of the ultra-energy-efficient subthreshold regime of transistor operation in both. Chapters on batteries, energy harvesting, and the future of energy provide an understanding of fundamental relationships between energy use and energy generation at small scales and at large scales, in biology and in engineering.


CIRCULATION BOOKS

Creating 3D game art for the iPhone with unity : featuring modo and Blender pipelines
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel Feria (CS 173)

Author Wes McDermott
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Elsevier/Focal Press

Revolutionize your iPhone and iPad game development with Unity iOS, a fully integrated professional application and powerful game engine, which is quickly becoming the best solution for creating visually stunning games for Apple’s iDevices easier, and more fun for artists. From concept to completion you’ll learn to create and animate using modo and Blender as well as creating a full level utilizing the powerful toolset in Unity iOS as it specifically relates to iPhone and iPad game development.

Follow the creation of “Tater,” a character from the author’s personal game project “Dead Bang,” as he’s used to explain vital aspects of game development and content creation for the iOS platform. Creating 3D Game Art for the iPhone focuses on the key principles of game design and development by covering in-depth, the iDevice hardware in conjunction with Unity iOS and how it relates to creating optimized game assets for the iDevices.

Featuring Luxology’s artist-friendly modo, and Blender, the free open-source 3D app, along side Unity iOS, optimize your game assets for the latest iDevices including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and the iPod Touch. Learn to model characters and environment assets, texture, animate skinned characters and apply advanced lightmapping techniques using Beast in Unity iOS.

In a clear, motivating, and entertaining style, Wes McDermott offers captivating 3D imagery, real-world observation, and valuable tips and tricks all in one place – this book is an invaluable resource for any digital artist working to create games for the iPhone and iPad using Unity iOS.


Turbo coding, turbo equalisation, and space-time coding : exit-chart aided near-capacity designs for wireless channels, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr. (EE 277)

Authors L. Hanzo, T.H. Liew, B.L. Yeap, R.Y.S. Tee, S.X. Ng
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Covering the full range of channel codes from the most conventional through to the most advanced, the second edition of Turbo Coding, Turbo Equalisation and Space-Time Coding is a self-contained reference on channel coding for wireless channels. The book commences with a historical perspective on the topic, which leads to two basic component codes, convolutional and block codes. It then moves on to turbo codes which exploit iterative decoding by using algorithms, such as the Maximum-A-Posteriori (MAP), Log-MAP and Soft Output Viterbi Algorithm (SOVA), comparing their performance. It also compares Trellis Coded Modulation (TCM), Turbo Trellis Coded Modulation (TTCM), Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation (BICM) and Iterative BICM (BICM-ID) under various channel conditions.

The horizon of the content is then extended to incorporate topics which have found their way into diverse standard systems. These include space-time block and trellis codes, as well as other Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) schemes and near-instantaneously Adaptive Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (AQAM). The book also elaborates on turbo equalisation by providing a detailed portrayal of recent advances in partial response modulation schemes using diverse channel codes.

A radically new aspect for this second edition is the discussion of multi-level coding and sphere-packing schemes, Extrinsic Information Transfer (EXIT) charts, as well as an introduction to the family of Generalized Low Density Parity Check codes.

  • This new edition includes recent advances in near-capacity turbo-transceivers as well as new sections on multi-level coding schemes and of Generalized Low Density Parity Check codes
  • Comparatively studies diverse channel coded and turbo detected systems to give all-inclusive information for researchers, engineers and students
  • Details EXIT-chart based irregular transceiver designs
  • Uses rich performance comparisons as well as diverse near-capacity design examples

Theory and design of digital communication systems
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (ECE 141, EE 270)

Author Tri T. Ha
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Providing the underlying principles of digital communication and the design techniques of real-world systems, this textbook prepares senior undergraduate and graduate students for the engineering practices required in industry. Covering the core concepts, including modulation, demodulation, equalization, and channel coding, it provides step-by-step mathematical derivations to aid understanding of background material. In addition to describing the basic theory, the principles of system and subsystem design are introduced, enabling students to visualize the intricate connections between subsystems and understand how each aspect of the design supports the overall goal of achieving reliable communications. Throughout the book, theories are linked to practical applications with over 250 real-world examples, whilst 370 varied homework problems in three levels of difficulty enhance and extend the text material. With this textbook, students can understand how digital communication systems operate in the real world, learn how to design subsystems, and evaluate end-to-end performance with ease and confidence.

Aug 9

To our new College of Engineering Faculty, this event is for you. This event will be held on August 13, 2012, 1:30-4:00 pm, at the Maynilad Room, 3rd floor, Melchor Hall. We hope to see you there!

Aug 1

Axiom_Innovations

Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication July 2012
Publisher Siemens Healthcare

Readers Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication August 2012
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 180, no. 4 : July 23, 2012
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol 180, no. 5 : July 30, 2012
Publisher Time Asia

 

Next Entries »