This book provides an overview of model-based environmental visual perception for humanoid robots. The visual perception of a humanoid robot creates a bidirectional bridge connecting sensor signals with internal representations of environmental objects. The objective of such perception systems is to answer two fundamental...

Cities have always played a prominent role in the prosperity of civilization. Indeed, every great civilization we can think of is associated with the prominence of one or more thriving cities. And so understanding cities -- their inhabitants, their institutions, their infrastructure -- what they are and how...

This book builds on two recently published books by the same authors on fuzzy graph theory. Continuing in their tradition, it provides readers with an extensive set of tools for applying fuzzy mathematics and graph theory to social problems such as human trafficking and illegal immigration. Further, it especially focuses on advanced...

Polynomial optimization, as its name suggests, is used to optimize a generic
multivariate polynomial function, subject to some suitable polynomial equality
and/or inequality constraints. Such problem formulation dates back to the nineteenth
century when the relationship between nonnegative polynomials and sum of squares
(SOS) was...

New automated, application-independent methodology for designing and deploying sensor networks

Following this book's clear explanations, examples, and illustrations, domain experts can design and deploy nontrivial networked sensing applications without much knowledge of the low-level networking aspects of deployment. This new approach is based...

Why have developers at places like Facebook and Twitter increasingly turned to graph databases to manage their highly connected big data? The short answer is that graphs offer superior speed and flexibility to get the job done.

It’s time you added skills in graph databases to your toolkit....

Quickly find solutions to common programming problems encountered while processing big data. Content is presented in the popular problem-solution format. Look up the programming problem that you want to solve. Read the solution. Apply the solution directly in your own code. Problem solved!

This book introduces novel techniques and algorithms necessary to support the formation of social networks. Concepts such as link prediction, graph patterns, recommendation systems based on user reputation, strategic partner selection, collaborative systems and network formation based on ‘social brokers’ are presented. Chapters...

Not only do modeling and simulation help provide a better understanding of how real-world systems function, they also enable us to predict system behavior before a system is actually built and analyze systems accurately under varying operating conditions. Modeling and Simulation of Systems Using MATLAB^{®} and...

Look around and you will see ways that people organize things. When you stopped at the store
this morning, you went to the back of a line to wait for the cashier. The line organized people
chronologically. The first person in the line was the first to be served and to leave the line.
Eventually, you reached the front of the line and...

The Handbook of Graph Theory is the most comprehensive single-source guide to graph theory ever published. Best-selling authors Jonathan Gross and Jay Yellen assembled an outstanding team of experts to contribute overviews of more than 50 of the most significant topics in graph theory-including those related to algorithmic and optimization...