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Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems
Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems

Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies...

Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation (MIT Press)
Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation (MIT Press)

Computer graphics (or CG) has changed the way we experience the art of moving images. Computer graphics is the difference between Steamboat Willie and Buzz Lightyear, between ping pong and PONG. It began in 1963 when an MIT graduate student named Ivan Sutherland created Sketchpad, the first true computer animation program. Sutherland...

Foundations of Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)
Foundations of Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

This graduate-level textbook introduces fundamental concepts and methods in machine learning. It describes several important modern algorithms, provides the theoretical underpinnings of these algorithms, and illustrates key aspects for their application. The authors aim to present novel theoretical tools and concepts while giving concise...

Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy
Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy
A wave of business innovation is driving the productivity resurgence in the U.S. economy. In Wired for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how information technology directly or indirectly created this productivity explosion, reversing decades of slow growth. They argue that the companies with the highest level of...
Introduction to Algorithms, Third Edition (International Edition)
Introduction to Algorithms, Third Edition (International Edition)

A new edition of the essential text and professional reference, with substantial new material on such topics as vEB trees, multithreaded algorithms, dynamic programming, and edge-based flow.

Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms...

Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction (Scientific and Engineering Computation)

The combination of two of the twentieth century's most influential and revolutionary scientific theories, information theory and quantum mechanics, gave rise to a radically new view of computing and information. Quantum information processing explores the implications of using quantum mechanics instead of classical mechanics to model...

Introduction to Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)
Introduction to Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)
The goal of machine learning is to program computers to use example data or past experience to solve a given problem. Many successful applications of machine learning exist already, including systems that analyze past sales data to predict customer behavior, recognize faces or spoken speech, optimize robot behavior so that a task can be completed...
Journey to Data Quality
Journey to Data Quality
"The issue of data quality has become increasingly important over the last decade as the amount of data being collected and stored continues to increase at a rapid rate. These researchers have been at the forefront of understanding the impact and implication of the quality of data on organizations. These issues will continue to grow in...
Software Engineering for Internet Applications
Software Engineering for Internet Applications
This is the textbook for the MIT course ‘‘Software Engineering for Internet
Applications.’’ The course is intended for juniors and seniors in computer
science. We assume that they know how to write a computer program and
debug it. We do not assume knowledge of any particular programming languages,...
Molecular Computing
Molecular Computing
This text covers abstract principles of molecular computing and the building of actual systems. Topics include the use of proteins and other molecules for information processing, molecular recognition, computation in nonlinear media, and more.

The next great change in computer science and information technology will come from mimicking...

System Modeling in Cellular Biology: From Concepts to Nuts and Bolts
System Modeling in Cellular Biology: From Concepts to Nuts and Bolts
Biology is the study of self-replicating chemical processes. Biology is the study of
systems accurately transmitting a genetic blueprint. Biology is the study of complex
adaptive reproducing systems.

What is systems biology if all definitions of biology implicitly or explicitly refer to
the study of a whole object, whether
...
Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere
Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere
In this classic of French cultural studies, Georges Didi-Huberman traces the intimate and reciprocal relationship between the disciplines of psychiatry and photography in the late nineteenth century. Focusing on the immense photographic output of the Salpetriere hospital, the notorious Parisian asylum for insane and incurable women, Didi-Huberman...
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