Jun 26

 

 

The 2013 Scavenger Hunt is now accessible online! Get a chance to extend your Pink Card life by 5 more hours, hoard a coin-operated locker spot for a week and receive freebies from us by answering this easy form. Open to NEW UP DILIMAN ENG’G STUDENTS only (freshies, shiftees, transferees).

Visit http://bit.ly/scavhunt2013 to access the online form.

Contest ends on June 28, 5pm. 10 winners per department are selected through a raffle. :)

Game, join ka na! #contest #TaraSaEngglib!

Jun 21

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Restoration ecology : the new frontier. 2nd Ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (EM 197)

Editors Jelte van Andel and James Aronson
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

 

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration ecology textbook to be published, with foreword by Dr. Steven Whisnant of Texas A&M University and Chair of the Society of Ecological Restoration.

Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels – hence the phrase ‘New Frontier’ in the title. While the first edition focused on ecosystems and landscapes in Europe, this new edition covers biomes and contexts all over the world. Several new chapters deal with broad issues such as biological invasions, climate change, and agricultural land abandonment as they relate to restoration science and ecological restoration. Case studies are included from Australia, North America, and the tropics.

This is an accessible textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students, and early career scientists. The book also provides a solid scientific background for managers, volunteers, and mid-career professionals involved in the practice of ecological restoration.


Materials and the environment : eco-informed material choice. 2nd Ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 143)

Author Michael F. Ashby
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

 

Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable engineering, Materials and the Environment, 2e is the only book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Power and Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs.

  • Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequences
  • Contains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations
  • Includes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data

New to this edition:

  • New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit method
  • New chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewables
  • New chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materials
  • Recent news-clips from the world press  that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chapters
  • End-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expanded
  • The datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers

Nanotechnology for environmental decontamination
Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Dimal (EnE 298)

Editors Manoj K. Ram , Silvana Andreescu, Hanming Ding
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

CUTTING-EDGE NANOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECONTAMINATION

Written by a team of global experts, Nanotechnology for Environmental Contamination covers the latest methods for using nanomaterials, processes, and tools to remediate toxin-contaminated water, air, soil, groundwater, and wastewater. This groundbreaking work discusses the use of nanotechnology to neutralize microbes, pesticides, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, chemical and biological warfare agents, and other toxic substances. In-depth details on the physics, chemistry, and technology of nanomaterials, nanostructures, and nanotechnology for decontamination are included in this authoritative resource.

  • Preparation and application of inner skin hollow fiber nanoporous membrane
  • Photocatalytic inactivation of water and air pollution
  • Application of nano TiO, catalyst in wastewater treatment
  • Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants at nanosemiconductor film electrodes under visible light irradiation
  • Disinfection of microbes by nanoparticles
  • Water disinfection and wastewater decontamination by solar photocatalysis using nanomaterials
  • The role of nanotechnology for decontamination of chemical warfare agents
  • Nanostructured bioassemblies for environmental bioremediation
  • Reactive nanoparticles for the treatment of chlorinated dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) in soil and groundwater
  • Persistent pesticides: detection and control using nanotechnology
  • Decontaminating chemical and biological warfare agents and related toxins with nanomaterials

Securing the smart grid : next generation power grid security

Authors Tony Flick, Justin Morehouse
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Syngress

Smart Grids are the future of energy. By creating networks from power plant to home, utility companies will be able to regulate power consumption making sure that consumers are receiving the amount that is needed, no more or less. While this new use of networking technology and unique applications such as smart meters will help to conserve energy it also opens up a pipeline, that was regulated manually, into the computer world of interconnected networks. The infrastructure that is being built will need to have robust security as an attack on this network could create chaos to tens of thousands of power consumers, stop a utility company in its tracks, or be used in a cyberwar.

Securing the Smart Grid takes a look at grid security today, how it is developing and being deployed into now over 10 million households in the US alone. Direct attacks to smart meters as well as attacks via the networks will be detailed along with suggestions for defense against them. A framework for how security should be implemented throughout this growing system will be included directing security consultants, and system and network architects on how to keep the grid strong against attackers big and small.

  • Details how old and new hacking techniques can be used against the grid and how to defend against them
  • Discusses current security initiatives and how they fall short of what is needed
  • Find out how hackers can use the new infrastructure against itself

Cloud-based solutions for healthcare IT

Author A.K. Soman
Place of Publication Enfield, N.H.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Science Pub.

 

Offering an introduction to Cloud-based healthcare IT system, this timely book equips healthcare providers with the background necessary to evaluate and deploy Cloud-based solutions to today’s compliance and efficiency issues. Divided into three sections, it first discusses Cloud Service technologies and business models as well as the pros and cons of Cloud Services as compared to traditional in-house IT solutions. The second reviews applications in healthcare and a review of HIPAA and HITECH provisions. Finally, the book addresses the process of adopting Cloud solutions, including vendor evaluation, migration strategies, and managing transition risks. It concludes with a look at related topics and real-world case studies.


Data clustering in C++ : an object-oriented approach
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Festin

Author Guojun Gan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

When planning an industrial power supply plant, the specific requirements of the individual production process are decisive for the design and mode of operation of the network and for the selection and design and ratings of the operational equipment. Since the actual technical risks are often hidden in the profound and complex planning task, planning decisions should be taken after responsible and careful consideration because of their deep effects on supply quality and energy efficiency.
This book is intended for engineers and technicians of the energy industry, industrial companies and planning departments. It provides basic technical network and plant knowledge on planning, installation and operation of reliable and economic industrial networks. In addition, it facilitates training for students and graduates in this field.
In an easy and comprehensible way, this book informs about solution competency gained in many years of experience. Moreover, it also offers planning recommendations and knowledge on standards and specifications, the use of which ensures that technical risks are avoided and that production and industrial processes can be carried out efficiently, reliably and with the highest quality.


Social networking : the ultimate teen guide

Author Jenna Obee
Place of Publication Lanham
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Scarecrow Press

Social networking is now an entrenched activity for nearly every teen in the country. A recent study showed that nearly 75% of American teens use an online social network, a percentage that continues to rise. Librarians, such as the author herself, are often asked by young adults for help and advice on social networking, but teens also turn to their friends for information, which can be inaccurate or incomplete.

Social Networking: The Ultimate Teen Guide helps young adults make the most of their online experience, giving them a complete understanding of social networking while also addressing online safety. Author Jennifer Obee helps teens navigate through the challenging intricacies of social networks, covering such topics as:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • netspeak
  • blogs
  • privacy
  • cyberbullying
  • videochat
  • smartphones.

With quotes from teenagers about their favorite sites and personal stories, Social Networking is the perfect resource for teens trying to gain a better understanding of the vast online world.


Cloud computing : principles and paradigms
Recommending faculty: Dr. Cedric Festin 

Editors Rajkumar Buyya, James Broberg, Andrzej Goscinski
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

 

The primary purpose of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing technologies and applications. The book will also aim to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation a global market-place of cloud computing services supporting scientific, industrial, business, and consumer applications. We expect the book to serve as a reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers and graduate level students. This area of research is relatively recent, and as such has no existing reference book that addresses it.

This book will be a timely contribution to a field that is gaining considerable research interest, momentum, and is expected to be of increasing interest to commercial developers. The book is targeted for professional computer science developers and graduate students especially at Masters level. As Cloud Computing is recognized as one of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the quality of science and society over the next 20 years, its knowledge will help position our readers at the forefront of the field.


Moving to the cloud : developing apps in the new world of cloud computing

Authors Dinkar Sitaram and Geetha Manjunath
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Syngress

 

Moving to the Cloud provides an in-depth introduction to cloud computing models, cloud platforms, application development paradigms, concepts and technologies. The authors particularly examine cloud platforms that are in use today. They also describe programming APIs and compare the technologies that underlie them. The basic foundations needed for developing both client-side and cloud-side applications covering compute/storage scaling, data parallelism, virtualization, MapReduce, RIA, SaaS and Mashups are covered. Approaches to address key challenges of a cloud infrastructure, such as scalability, availability, multi-tenancy, security and management are addressed. The book also lays out the key open issues and emerging cloud standards that will drive the continuing evolution of cloud computing.

    • Includes complex case studies of cloud solutions by cloud experts from Yahoo! , Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe and HP Labs.
    • Presents insights and techniques for creating compelling rich client applications that interact with cloud services.
    • Demonstrates and distinguishes features of different cloud platforms using simple to complex API programming examples.

Statistical thinking in epidemiology

Authors Yu-Kang Tu, Mark S. Gilthorpe
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

While biomedical researchers may be able to follow instructions in the manuals accompanying the statistical software packages, they do not always have sufficient knowledge to choose the appropriate statistical methods and correctly interpret their results. Statistical Thinking in Epidemiology examines common methodological and statistical problems in the use of correlation and regression in medical and epidemiological research: mathematical coupling, regression to the mean, collinearity, the reversal paradox, and statistical interaction.

Statistical Thinking in Epidemiology is about thinking statistically when looking at problems in epidemiology. The authors focus on several methods and look at them in detail: specific examples in epidemiology illustrate how different model specifications can imply different causal relationships amongst variables, and model interpretation is undertaken with appropriate consideration of the context of implicit or explicit causal relationships. This book is intended for applied statisticians and epidemiologists, but can also be very useful for clinical and applied health researchers who want to have a better understanding of statistical thinking.


Fundamentals of electrical and electronics engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa (EEE 1, EEE 3, EEE 4, EEE 5)

Author Michael F. Ashby
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher PHI Learning

 

Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable engineering, Materials and the Environment, 2e is the only book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Power and Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs.

  • Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequences
  • Contains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations
  • Includes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data

New to this edition:

  • New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit method
  • New chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewables
  • New chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materials
  • Recent news-clips from the world press  that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chapters
  • End-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expanded
  • The datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers

Jun 20

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Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication June 2013
Publisher Readers Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 22 : June 10, 2013
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 23 : June 17, 2013
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Philippine Engineering Journal

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 34, no. 1 : June 2013
Publisher National Engineering Center

Philippine Engineering Journal

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 24 : June 24, 2013
Publisher Time Asia

Time

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Jun 17

RESERVE BOOK


Design and analysis of experiments, 8th ed., international student version.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Angelo Ani (IE 28, 230)

Editor Montgomery, Douglas C.
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

The eighth edition of this best selling text continues to help senior under graduate students in engineering, business, and statistics-as well as working practitioners-to design and analyse experiments for improving the quality, efficiency and performance of working systems.The eighth edition of Design and Analysis of Experiments maintains its comprehensive coverage by including: new examples, exercises, and problems (including in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology); new topics and problems in the area of response surface; new topics in nested and split-plot design; and the residual maximum likelihood method is now emphasized throughout the book.

Continuing to place a strong focus on the use of the computer, this edition includes software examples taken from the four most dominant programs in the field: Design-Expert, Minitab, JMP, and SAS.

Jun 17

REFERENCE BOOK


Handbook of human factors and ergonomics, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Angelo Ani (IE 160, 161)

Editor Salvendy, Gavriel
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The fourth edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics has been completely revised and updated.  This includes all existing third edition chapters plus new chapters written to cover new areas.  These include the following subjects:

  • Managing low-back disorder risk in the workplace
  • Online interactivity
  • Neuroergonomics
  • Office ergonomics
  • Social networking
  • HF&E in motor vehicle transportation
  • User requirements
  • Human factors and ergonomics in aviation
  • Human factors in ambient intelligent environments

As with the earlier editions, the main purpose of this handbook is to serve the needs of the human factors and ergonomics researchers, practitioners, and graduate students. Each chapter has a strong theory and scientific base, but is heavily focused on real world applications. As such, a significant number of case studies, examples, figures, and tables are included to aid in the understanding and application of the material covered.


Jun 15

REFERENCE BOOK


Intelligent systems
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 280)

Editors Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that will help industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components.

Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field.

As intelligent systems continue to replace and sometimes outperform human intelligence in decision-making processes, they have made substantial contributions to the solution of very complex problems. As a result, the field of computational intelligence has branched out in several directions. For instance, artificial neural networks can learn how to classify patterns, such as images or sequences of events, and effectively model complex nonlinear systems. Simple and easy to implement, fuzzy systems can be applied to successful modeling and system control.


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