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Maths for computer scientists

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Monte Carlo Methods

Monte Carlo Methods

Author: Adrian Barbu, Song-Chun Zhu Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2019

This book seeks to bridge the gap between statistics and computer science. It provides an overview of Monte Carlo methods, including Sequential Monte Carlo, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Metropolis-Hastings, Gibbs Sampler, Cluster Sampling, Data Driven MCMC, Stochastic Gradient descent, Langevin Monte Carlo, Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, and energy landscape mapping. Due to its comprehensive nature, the book is suitable for developing and teaching graduate courses on Monte Carlo methods. To facilitate learning, each chapter includes several representative application examples from various fields. The book pursues two main goals: (1) It introduces researchers to applying Monte Carlo methods to broader problems in areas such as Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, etc.; and (2) it makes it easier for scientists and engineers working in these areas to employ Monte Carlo methods to enhance their research.

Classics in Applied Mathematics Singular Perturbation Methods in Control: Analysis and Design

Classics in Applied Mathematics Singular Perturbation Methods in Control: Analysis and Design

Author: Petar V. Kokotovic, Hassan K. Khali, John O'Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Singular perturbations and time-scale techniques were introduced to control engineering in the late 1960s and have since become common tools for the modeling, analysis, and design of control systems. In this SIAM Classics edition of the 1986 book, the original text is reprinted in its entirety (along with a new preface), providing once again the theoretical foundation for representative control applications. This book continues to be essential in many ways. It lays down the foundation of singular perturbation theory for linear and nonlinear systems, it presents the methodology in a pedagogical way that is not available anywhere else, and it illustrates the theory with many solved examples, including various physical examples and applications. So while new developments may go beyond the topics covered in this book, they are still based on the methodology described here, which continues to be their common starting point.

A User-Friendly Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

A User-Friendly Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

Author: W.A. Labuschagne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019

What mathematical skills do you need to understand computers and the problems they can solve? This book introduces the basic ideas of set theory, logic and combinatorics. Intended for those who work alone and whose experiences of mathematics have in the past perhaps been somewhat intimidating, the book adopts an informal tone and chats to the reader as a well-informed friend might. In addition to its treatment of mathematical topics, it draws the attention of the reader to general patterns of thought, some of which constitute useful problem-solving skills that may be used in other domains.

Computing with Foresight and Industry 15th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2019, Durham, UK, July 15-19, 2019, Proceedings

Computing with Foresight and Industry 15th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2019, Durham, UK, July 15-19, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Florin Manea Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2019, held in Durham, UK, in July 2019. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. In addition, this volume includes 7 invited papers. The conference CiE 2018 had the following six special sessions: computational neuroscience, history and philosophy of computing, lowness notions in computability, probabilistic programming and higher-order computation, smoothed and probabilistic analysis of algorithms, and transnite computations.

Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Third Edition

Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Third Edition

Author: Michael (American University, Washington, DC) Baron Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2019

Praise for the Second Edition: The author has done his homework on the statistical tools needed for the particular challenges computer scientists encounter... [He] has taken great care to select examples that are interesting and practical for computer scientists. ... The content is illustrated with numerous figures, and concludes with appendices and an index. The book is erudite and ... could work well as a required text for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course. ---Computing Reviews Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Third Edition helps students understand fundamental concepts of Probability and Statistics, general methods of stochastic modeling, simulation, queuing, and statistical data analysis; make optimal decisions under uncertainty; model and evaluate computer systems; and prepare for advanced probability-based courses. Written in a lively style with simple language and now including R as well as MATLAB, this classroom-tested book can be used for one- or two-semester courses. Features: Axiomatic introduction of probability Expanded coverage of statistical inference and data analysis, including estimation and testing, Bayesian approach, multivariate regression, chi-square tests for independence and goodness of fit, nonparametric statistics, and bootstrap Numerous motivating examples and exercises including computer projects Fully annotated R codes in parallel to MATLAB Applications in computer science, software engineering, telecommunications, and related areas In-Depth yet Accessible Treatment of Computer Science-Related Topics Starting with the fundamentals of probability, the text takes students through topics heavily featured in modern computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and associated fields, such as computer simulations, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic processes, Markov chains, queuing theory, statistical inference, and regression. It also meets the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). About the Author Michael Baron is David Carroll Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at American University in Washington D. C. He conducts research in sequential analysis and optimal stopping, change-point detection, Bayesian inference, and applications of statistics in epidemiology, clinical trials, semiconductor manufacturing, and other fields. M. Baron is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a recipient of the Abraham Wald Prize for the best paper in Sequential Analysis and the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. M. Baron holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Maryland. In his turn, he supervised twelve doctoral students, mostly employed on academic and research positions.

Mathematical Optimization Theory and Operations Research 18th International Conference, MOTOR 2019, Ekaterinburg, Russia, July 8-12, 2019, Proceedings

Mathematical Optimization Theory and Operations Research 18th International Conference, MOTOR 2019, Ekaterinburg, Russia, July 8-12, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Michael Khachay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mathematical Optimization Theory and Operations Research, MOTOR 2019, held in Ekaterinburg, Russia, in July 2019. The 48 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 170 submissions. MOTOR 2019 is a successor of the well-known International and All-Russian conference series, which were organized in Ural, Siberia, and the Far East for a long time. The selected papers are organized in the following topical sections: mathematical programming; bi-level optimization; integer programming; combinatorial optimization; optimal control and approximation; data mining and computational geometry; games and mathematical economics.

Probability and Statistics for Computer Science

Probability and Statistics for Computer Science

Author: David Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

This textbook is aimed at computer science undergraduates late in sophomore or early in junior year, supplying a comprehensive background in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, probability, random variables, and statistical methods, including machine learning. With careful treatment of topics that fill the curricular needs for the course, Probability and Statistics for Computer Science features: * A treatment of random variables and expectations dealing primarily with the discrete case. * A practical treatment of simulation, showing how many interesting probabilities and expectations can be extracted, with particular emphasis on Markov chains. * A clear but crisp account of simple point inference strategies (maximum likelihood; Bayesian inference) in simple contexts. This is extended to cover some confidence intervals, samples and populations for random sampling with replacement, and the simplest hypothesis testing. * A chapter dealing with classification, explaining why it's useful; how to train SVM classifiers with stochastic gradient descent; and how to use implementations of more advanced methods such as random forests and nearest neighbors. * A chapter dealing with regression, explaining how to set up, use and understand linear regression and nearest neighbors regression in practical problems. * A chapter dealing with principal components analysis, developing intuition carefully, and including numerous practical examples. There is a brief description of multivariate scaling via principal coordinate analysis. * A chapter dealing with clustering via agglomerative methods and k-means, showing how to build vector quantized features for complex signals. Illustrated throughout, each main chapter includes many worked examples and other pedagogical elements such as boxed Procedures, Definitions, Useful Facts, and Remember This (short tips). Problems and Programming Exercises are at the end of each chapter, with a summary of what the reader should know. Instructor resources include a full set of model solutions for all problems, and an Instructor's Manual with accompanying presentation slides.

Elliptic Integrals, Elliptic Functions and Modular Forms in Quantum Field Theory

Elliptic Integrals, Elliptic Functions and Modular Forms in Quantum Field Theory

Author: Johannes Blumlein Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2019

This book includes review articles in the field of elliptic integrals, elliptic functions and modular forms intending to foster the discussion between theoretical physicists working on higher loop calculations and mathematicians working in the field of modular forms and functions and analytic solutions of higher order differential and difference equations.

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing International Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences, Vellore, India, December 2017 - Volume II

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing International Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences, Vellore, India, December 2017 - Volume II

Author: B. Rushi Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2019

This volume is the first of two containing selected papers from the International Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences (ICAMS), held at the Vellore Institute of Technology in December 2017. This meeting brought together researchers from around the world to share their work, with the aim of promoting collaboration as a means of solving various problems in modern science and engineering. The authors of each chapter present a research problem, techniques suitable for solving it, and a discussion of the results obtained. These volumes will be of interest to both theoretical- and application-oriented individuals in academia and industry. Papers in Volume I are dedicated to active and open areas of research in algebra, analysis, operations research, and statistics, and those of Volume II consider differential equations, fluid mechanics, and graph theory.

Recent Advances in Applications of Computational and Fuzzy Mathematics

Recent Advances in Applications of Computational and Fuzzy Mathematics

Author: Snehashish Chakraverty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2019

This book addresses the basics of interval/fuzzy set theory, artificial neural networks (ANN) and computational methods. It presents step-by-step modeling for application problems along with simulation and numerical solutions. In general, every science and engineering problem is inherently biased by uncertainty, and there is often a need to model, solve and interpret problems in the world of uncertainty. At the same time, exact information about models and parameters of practical applications is usually not known and precise values do not exist. This book discusses uncertainty in both data and models. It consists of seven chapters covering various aspects of fuzzy uncertainty in application problems, such as shallow water wave equations, static structural problems, robotics, radon diffusion in soil, risk of invasive alien species and air quality quantification. These problems are handled by means of advanced computational and fuzzy theory along with machine intelligence when the uncertainties involved are fuzzy. The proposed computational methods offer new fuzzy computing methods that help other areas of knowledge construction where inexact information is present.

Optimization and Applications 9th International Conference, OPTIMA 2018, Petrovac, Montenegro, October 1-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Optimization and Applications 9th International Conference, OPTIMA 2018, Petrovac, Montenegro, October 1-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Yury Evtushenko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Optimization and Applications, OPTIMA 2018, held in Petrovac, Montenegro, in October 2018.The 35 revised full papers and the one short paper presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on mathematical programming; combinatorial and discrete optimization; optimal control; optimization in economy, finance and social sciences; applications.

Computer Oriented Numerical Methods

Computer Oriented Numerical Methods

Author: V. Rajaraman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2018

This book is a concise and lucid introduction to computer oriented numerical methods with well-chosen graphical illustrations that give an insight into the mechanism of various methods. The book develops computational algorithms for solving non-linear algebraic equation, sets of linear equations, curve-fitting, integration, differentiation, and solving ordinary differential equations. OUTSTANDING FEATURES: Elementary presentation of numerical methods using computers for solving a variety of problems for students who have only basic level knowledge of mathematics. Geometrical illustrations used to explain how numerical algorithms are evolved. Emphasis on implementation of numerical algorithm on computers. Detailed discussion of IEEE standard for representing floating point numbers. Algorithms derived and presented using a simple English based structured language. Truncation and rounding errors in numerical calculations explained. Each chapter starts with learning goals and all methods illustrated with numerical examples. Appendix gives pointers to open source libraries for numerical computation.