This book introduces the fundamentals of computer vision (CV), with a focus on extracting useful information from digital images and videos. Including a wealth of methods used in detecting and classifying image objects and their shapes, it is the first book to apply a trio of tools (computational geometry, topology and algorithms) in solving...

This book consists of lectures that I have given, in Darmstadt since
1974, under various titles, for beginners or students of the third semester.

I have tried to concentrate on those themes concerning numbers, which
seem to me to be the most important on essential and historical grounds,
and which in my opinion...

This book highlights the different types of data architecture and illustrates the many possibilities hidden behind the term "Big Data", from the usage of No-SQL databases to the deployment of stream analytics architecture, machine learning, and governance.

Scalable Big Data Architecture covers real-world,...

This book is really the end product of over a decade of work, on and off, on
diagrammatic reasoning in artificial intelligence (AI). In developing this book, I
drew inspiration from a variety of sources: two experimental studies, the development
of two prototype systems, an extensive literature review and analysis in
AI,...

Bundles, connections, metrics and curvature are the 'lingua franca' of modern differential geometry and theoretical physics. This book will supply a graduate student in mathematics or theoretical physics with the fundamentals of these objects.

Many of the tools used in differential topology are introduced and the...

The Cabling Handbook, Second Edition is a thorough, up-to-the-minute professional's guide to every aspect of LAN and telecommunications cabling, from planning through installation and management. From Category 5 twisted pair and fiber to the latest wireless LAN solutions, it's all here:...

The 16th edition of the International Conference on Discrete Geometry for Computer
Imagery was held in Nancy, France, April 6–8, 2011, and was organized
by the ADAGIo team of the LORIA laboratory (Lorraine research center in
computer science and its applications). DGCI 2011 attracted many researchers
from all around the...

Rational homotopy is a very powerful tool for differential topology and geometry. This text aims to provide graduates and researchers with the tools necessary for the use of rational homotopy in geometry. Algebraic Models in Geometry has been written for topologists who are drawn to geometrical problems amenable to topological methods and also...

A long time ago, when younger and rasher mathematicians, we both momentarily harboured the ambition that one day, older and wiser, we might write a multivolume treatise titled “On the Mathematical Foundations of Numerical Analysis”. And then it dawned that such a creation already exists: it is called ‘a mathematics library’....

This book is one of a series written by professional mathematicians in order to make some important mathematical ideas interesting and understandable to a large audience of high school students and laymen. Most of the volumes in the New Mathematical Library cover topics not usually included in the high school curriculum; they vary in difficulty,...