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Wendy L. Martinez, Angel Martinez, Jeffrey Solka ... 536 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (December, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439812209 - ISBN-13: 978-1439812204

Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, many advances have been made in exploratory data analysis (EDA). Covering innovative approaches for dimensionality reduction, clustering, and visualization, Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB, Second Edition uses numerous examples and applications to show how the methods are used in practice. New to the Second Edition: Discussions of nonnegative matrix factorization, linear discriminant analysis, curvilinear component analysis, independent component analysis, and smoothing splines - An expanded set of methods for estimating the intrinsic dimensionality of a data set - Several clustering methods, including probabilistic latent semantic analysis and spectral-based clustering - Additional visualization methods, such as a rangefinder boxplot, scatterplots with marginal histograms, biplots, and a new method called Andrews’ images -Instructions on a free MATLAB GUI toolbox for EDA... Like its predecessor, this edition continues to focus on using EDA methods, rather than theoretical aspects. The MATLAB codes for the examples, EDA toolboxes, data sets, and color versions of all figures are available for download at

Gowrishankar S., Veena A. ... 464 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (November, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0815394373 - ISBN-13: 978-0815394372

Introduction to Python Programming is written for students who are beginners in the field of computer programming. This book presents an intuitive approach to the concepts of Python Programming for students. This book differs from traditional texts not only in its philosophy but also in its overall focus, level of activities, development of topics, and attention to programming details. The contents of the book are chosen with utmost care after analyzing the syllabus for Python course prescribed by various top universities in USA, Europe, and Asia. Since the prerequisite know-how varies significantly from student to student, the book’s overall overture addresses the challenges of teaching and learning of students which is fine-tuned by the authors’ experience with large sections of students. This book uses natural language expressions instead of the traditional shortened words of the programming world. This book has been written with the goal to provide students with a textbook that can be easily understood and to make a connection between what students are learning and how they may apply that knowledge.

Clarisse Dhaenens, Laetitia Jourdan ... 213 pages - Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ASIN: B01KZO6P4U by Amazon

Big Data is a new field, with many technological challenges to be understood in order to use it to its full potential. These challenges arise at all stages of working with Big Data, beginning with data generation and acquisition. The storage and management phase presents two critical challenges: infrastructure, for storage and transportation, and conceptual models. Finally, to extract meaning from Big Data requires complex analysis. Here the authors propose using metaheuristics as a solution to these challenges; they are first able to deal with large size problems and secondly flexible and therefore easily adaptable to different types of data and different contexts. The use of metaheuristics to overcome some of these data mining challenges is introduced and justified in the first part of the book, alongside a specific protocol for the performance evaluation of algorithms. An introduction to metaheuristics follows. The second part of the book details a number of data mining tasks, including clustering, association rules, supervised classification and feature selection, before explaining how metaheuristics can be used to deal with them. This book is designed to be self-contained, so that readers can understand all of the concepts discussed within it, and to provide an overview of recent applications of metaheuristics to knowledge discovery problems in the context of Big Data.

Patrick Laurie Davies ... 320 pages - Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; (July, 2014) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00L2LDVM0 by Amazon

The First Detailed Account of Statistical Analysis That Treats Models as Approximations: The idea of truth plays a role in both Bayesian and frequentist statistics. The Bayesian concept of coherence is based on the fact that two different models or parameter values cannot both be true. Frequentist statistics is formulated as the problem of estimating the "true but unknown" parameter value that generated the data. Forgoing any concept of truth, Data Analysis and Approximate Models: Model Choice, Location-Scale, Analysis of Variance, Nonparametric Regression and Image Analysis presents statistical analysis/inference based on approximate models. Developed by the author, this approach consistently treats models as approximations to data, not to some underlying truth.

The author develops a concept of approximation for probability models with applications to: Discrete data + Location scale + Analysis of variance (ANOVA) + Nonparametric regression, image analysis, and densities + Time series + Model choice. The book first highlights problems with concepts such as likelihood and efficiency and covers the definition of approximation and its consequences. A chapter on discrete data then presents the total variation metric as well as the Kullback–Leibler and chi-squared discrepancies as measures of fit. After focusing on outliers, the book discusses the location-scale problem, including approximation intervals, and gives a new treatment of higher-way ANOVA. The next several chapters describe novel procedures of nonparametric regression based on approximation. The final chapter assesses a range of statistical topics, from the likelihood principle to asymptotics and model choice.

Brian Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine ... 428 pages - Publisher: Academic Press; 7th edition (April, 2019) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0081029977 - ISBN-13: 978-0081029978

Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Seventh Edition, provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality, covering both fundamentals and applications. The essentials are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas. This edition has been updated to include the latest MATLAB versions through 2018b. This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB, but is also ideal for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB. Updated to include all the newer features through MATLAB R2018b + Includes new chapter on useful toolboxes + Provides additional examples on engineering applications.

Ying Tan ... 323 pages - Publisher: Springer; (October, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3662463520 - ISBN-13: 978-3662463529

This book is devoted to the state-of-the-art in all aspects of fireworks algorithm (FWA), with particular emphasis on the efficient improved versions of FWA. It describes the most substantial theoretical analysis including basic principle and implementation of FWA and modeling and theoretical analysis of FWA. It covers exhaustively the key recent significant research into the improvements of FWA so far. In addition, the book describes a few advanced topics in the research of FWA, including multi-objective optimization (MOO), discrete FWA (DFWA) for combinatorial optimization, and GPU-based FWA for parallel implementation. In sequels, several successful applications of FWA on non-negative matrix factorization (NMF), text clustering, pattern recognition, and seismic inversion problem, and swarm robotics, are illustrated in details, which might shed new light on more real-world applications in future. Addressing a multidisciplinary topic, it will appeal to researchers and professionals in the areas of metahuristics, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, complex optimization solving, etc.

Marco Dorigo, Thomas Stützle ... 319 pages - Publisher: Bradford Book; (June, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0262042193 - ISBN-13: 978-0262042192

The complex social behaviors of ants have been much studied by science, and computer scientists are now finding that these behavior patterns can provide models for solving difficult combinatorial optimization problems. The attempt to develop algorithms inspired by one aspect of ant behavior, the ability to find what computer scientists would call shortest paths, has become the field of ant colony optimization (ACO), the most successful and widely recognized algorithmic technique based on ant behavior. This book presents an overview of this rapidly growing field, from its theoretical inception to practical applications, including descriptions of many available ACO algorithms and their uses. The book first describes the translation of observed ant behavior into working optimization algorithms. The ant colony metaheuristic is then introduced and viewed in the general context of combinatorial optimization. This is followed by a detailed description and guide to all major ACO algorithms and a report on current theoretical findings. The book surveys ACO applications now in use, including routing, assignment, scheduling, subset, machine learning, and bioinformatics problems. AntNet, an ACO algorithm designed for the network routing problem, is described in detail. The authors conclude by summarizing the progress in the field and outlining future research directions. Each chapter ends with bibliographic material, bullet points setting out important ideas covered in the chapter, and exercises. Ant Colony Optimization will be of interest to academic and industry researchers, graduate students, and practitioners who wish to learn how to implement ACO algorithms.

R. Venkata Rao ... 334 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 331978921X - ISBN-13: 978-3319789217

This book introduces readers to the “Jaya” algorithm, an advanced optimization technique that can be applied to many physical and engineering systems. It describes the algorithm, discusses its differences with other advanced optimization techniques, and examines the applications of versions of the algorithm in mechanical, thermal, manufacturing, electrical, computer, civil and structural engineering. In real complex optimization problems, the number of parameters to be optimized can be very large and their influence on the goal function can be very complicated and nonlinear in character. Such problems cannot be solved using classical methods and advanced optimization methods need to be applied. The Jaya algorithm is an algorithm-specific parameter-less algorithm that builds on other advanced optimization techniques. The application of Jaya in several engineering disciplines is critically assessed and its success compared with other complex optimization techniques such as Genetic Algorithms (GA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Differential Evolution (DE), Artificial Bee Colony (ABC), and other recently developed algorithms.

Ke-Lin Du, M. N. S. Swamy ... 489 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319454013 - ISBN-13: 978-3319454016

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to nature-inspired metaheuristic methods for search and optimization, including the latest trends in evolutionary algorithms and other forms of natural computing.  Over 100 different types of these methods are discussed in detail.  The authors emphasize non-standard optimization problems and utilize a natural approach to the topic, moving from basic notions to more complex ones. An introductory chapter covers the necessary biological and mathematical backgrounds for understanding the main material.  Subsequent chapters then explore almost all of the major metaheuristics for search and optimization created based on natural phenomena, including simulated annealing, recurrent neural networks, genetic algorithms and genetic programming, differential evolution, memetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, artificial immune systems, ant colony optimization, tabu search and scatter search, bee and bacteria foraging algorithms, harmony search, biomolecular computing, quantum computing, and many others.  General topics on dynamic, multimodal, constrained, and multiobjective optimizations are also described.  Each chapter includes detailed flowcharts that illustrate specific algorithms and exercises that reinforce important topics.  Introduced in the appendix are some benchmarks for the evaluation of metaheuristics. Search and Optimization by Metaheuristics is intended primarily as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students specializing in engineering and computer science.  It will also serve as a valuable resource for scientists and researchers working in these areas, as well as those who are interested in search and optimization methods.

Artificial Intelligence Masterclass: Enter the new era of Hybrid AI Models optimized by Deep NeuroEvolution, with a complete toolkit of ML, DL & AI Models [Size: 6.10 GB] ... Are you keen on Artificial Intelligence? Do want to learn to build the most powerful AI model developed so far and even play against it? Sounds tempting right… Then Artificial Intelligence Masterclass course is the right choice for you. This ultimate AI toolbox is all you need to nail it down with ease. You will get 10 hours step by step guide and the full roadmap which will help you build your own Hybrid AI Model from scratch. In this course, we will teach you how to develop the most powerful Artificial intelligence model based on the most robust Hybrid Intelligent System. So far this model proves to be the best state of the art AI ever created beating its predecessors at all the AI competitions with incredibly high scores. This Hybrid Model is aptly named the Full World Model, and it combines all the state of the art models of the different AI branches, including Deep Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Policy Gradient, and even, Deep NeuroEvolution. Learn how to combine the below models in order to achieve best performing artificial intelligence system: Fully-Connected Neural Networks + Convolutional Neural Networks + Recurrent Neural Networks + Variational AutoEncoders + Mixed Density Networks + Genetic Algorithms + Evolution Strategies + Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy (CMA-ES) + Parameter-Exploring Policy Gradients.

Jasbir S. Arora ... 896 pages - Publisher: Academic Press; 3rd edition (August, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0123813751 - ISBN-13: 978-0123813756

Introduction to Optimum Design 3e describes an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB® are featured as learning and teaching aids. Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable. + Includes applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems. + Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox. + Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book. + New example problems throughout the text are enhanced with detailed illustrations. + Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter. + New chapter on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses.

Collins Achepsah Leke, T. Marwala ... 179 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2018) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07LD4XHTL by Amazon ...

Deep Learning and Missing Data in Engineering Systems uses deep learning and swarm intelligence methods to cover missing data estimation in engineering systems. The missing data estimation processes proposed in the book can be applied in image recognition and reconstruction. To facilitate the imputation of missing data, several artificial intelligence approaches are presented, including: deep autoencoder neural networks; deep denoising autoencoder networks; the bat algorithm; the cuckoo search algorithm; and the firefly algorithm. The hybrid models proposed are used to estimate the missing data in high-dimensional data settings more accurately. Swarm intelligence algorithms are applied to address critical questions such as model selection and model parameter estimation. The authors address feature extraction for the purpose of reconstructing the input data from reduced dimensions by the use of deep autoencoder neural networks. They illustrate new models diagrammatically, report their findings in tables, so as to put their methods on a sound statistical basis. The methods proposed speed up the process of data estimation while preserving known features of the data matrix. This book is a valuable source of information for researchers and practitioners in data science. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying topics in computational intelligence and big data, can also use the book as a reference for identifying and introducing new research thrusts in missing data estimation.

Amir Beck ... 294 pages - Publisher: SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; (October, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1611973643 - ISBN-13: 978-1611973648 ...

This book provides the foundations of the theory of nonlinear optimization as well as some related algorithms and presents a variety of applications from diverse areas of applied sciences. The author combines three pillars of optimization-theoretical and algorithmic foundation, familiarity with various applications, and the ability to apply the theory and algorithms on actual problems-and rigorously and gradually builds the connection between theory, algorithms, applications, and implementation. Readers will find more than 170 theoretical, algorithmic, and numerical exercises that deepen and enhance the reader's understanding of the topics. The author includes several subjects not typically found in optimization books-for example, optimality conditions in sparsity-constrained optimization, hidden convexity, and total least squares. The book also offers a large number of applications discussed theoretically and algorithmically, such as circle fitting, Chebyshev center, the Fermat-Weber problem, denoising, clustering, total least squares, and orthogonal regression and theoretical and algorithmic topics demonstrated by the MATLAB toolbox CVX and a package of m-files that is posted on the book's web site.

Jan Romportl, Eva Zackova, Jozef Kelemen ... 219 pages - Publisher: Springer; (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319096672 - ISBN-13: 978-3319096674

This book is an edited collection of chapters based on the papers presented at the conference “Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams” held in Pilsen in November 2012. The aim of the conference was to question deep-rooted ideas of artificial intelligence and cast critical reflection on methods standing at its foundations. Artificial Dreams epitomize our controversial quest for non-biological intelligence and therefore the contributors of this book tried to fully exploit such a controversy in their respective chapters, which resulted in an interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from engineering, natural sciences and humanities. While pursuing the Artificial Dreams, it has become clear that it is still more and more difficult to draw a clear divide between human and machine. And therefore this book tries to portrait such an image of what lies beyond artificial intelligence: we can see the disappearing human-machine divide, a very important phenomenon of nowadays technological society, the phenomenon which is often uncritically praised, or hypocritically condemned. And so this phenomenon found its place in the subtitle of the whole volume as well as in the title of the chapter of Kevin Warwick, one of the keynote speakers at “Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams”.

Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia ... 744 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (February, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470383275 - ISBN-13: 978-0470383278

An updated, innovative approach to data structures and algorithms. Written by an author team of experts in their fields, this authoritative guide demystifies even the most difficult mathematical concepts so that you can gain a clear understanding of data structures and algorithms in C++. The unparalleled author team incorporates the object-oriented design paradigm using C++ as the implementation language, while also providing intuition and analysis of fundamental algorithms. Offers a unique multimedia format for learning the fundamentals of data structures and algorithms + Allows you to visualize key analytic concepts, learn about the most recent insights in the field, and do data structure design + Provides clear approaches for developing programs + Features a clear, easy-to-understand writing style that breaks down even the most difficult mathematical concepts. Building on the success of the first edition, this new version offers you an innovative approach to fundamental data structures and algorithms.

Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia ... 816 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (October, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9781118335918 - ISBN-13: 978-1118335918

Algorithms is a course required for all computer science majors, with a strong focus on theoretical topics. Students enter the course after gaining hands-on experience with computers, and are expected to learn how algorithms can be applied to a variety of contexts. This new book integrates application with theory. Goodrich & Tamassia believe that the best way to teach algorithmic topics is to present them in a context that is motivated from applications to uses in society, computer games, computing industry, science, engineering, and the internet. The text teaches students about designing and using algorithms, illustrating connections between topics being taught and their potential applications, increasing engagement.

Benjamin Baka ... 312 pages - Publisher: Packt Publishing; (May, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B01IF7NLM8 by Amazon ...

Data structures allow you to organize data in a particular way efficiently. They are critical to any problem, provide a complete solution, and act like reusable code. In this book, you will learn the essential Python data structures and the most common algorithms. With this easy-to-read book, you will be able to understand the power of linked lists, double linked lists, and circular linked lists. You will be able to create complex data structures such as graphs, stacks and queues. We will explore the application of binary searches and binary search trees. You will learn the common techniques and structures used in tasks such as preprocessing, modeling, and transforming data. We will also discuss how to organize your code in a manageable, consistent, and extendable way. The book will explore in detail sorting algorithms such as bubble sort, selection sort, insertion sort, and merge sort. By the end of the book, you will learn how to build components that are easy to understand, debug, and use in different applications.

Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia, Michael H. Goldwasser ... 748 pages - Publisher: Wiley India; (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118290275 - ISBN-13: 978-1118290279 ...

Based on the authors’ market leading data structures books in Java and C++, this book offers a comprehensive, definitive introduction to data structures in Python by authoritative authors. Data Structures and Algorithms in Python is the first authoritative object-oriented book available for Python data structures. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to data structures and algorithms, including their design, analysis, and implementation, the text will maintain the same general structure as Data Structures and Algorithms in Java and Data Structures and Algorithms in C++.Begins by discussing Python’s conceptually simple syntax, which allows for a greater focus on concepts. Employs a consistent object-oriented viewpoint throughout the text. Presents each data structure using ADTs and their respective implementations and introduces important design patterns as a means to organize those implementations into classes, methods, and objects. Provides a thorough discussion on the analysis and design of fundamental data structures. Includes many helpful Python code examples, with source code provided on the website. Uses illustrations to present data structures and algorithms, as well as their analysis, in a clear, visual manner. Provides hundreds of exercises that promote creativity, help readers learn how to think like programmers, and reinforce important concepts. Contains many Python-code and pseudo-code fragments, and hundreds of exercises, which are divided into roughly 40% reinforcement exercises, 40% creativity exercises, and 20% programming projects.

Michael T. Goodrich, R. Tamassia, M. H. Goldwasser ... 720 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 6th edition (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118771338 - ISBN-13: 978-1118771334 ...

The design and analysis of efficient data structures has long been recognized as a key component of the Computer Science curriculum. Goodrich, Tomassia and Goldwasser's approach to this classic topic is based on the object-oriented paradigm as the framework of choice for the design of data structures. For each ADT presented in the text, the authors provide an associated Java interface. Concrete data structures realizing the ADTs are provided as Java classes implementing the interfaces. The Java code implementing fundamental data structures in this book is organized in a single Java package, net.datastructures. This package forms a coherent library of data structures and algorithms in Java specifically designed for educational purposes in a way that is complimentary with the Java Collections Framework.

National Research University Higher School of Economics [Size: 1.26 GB] ... The goal of this course is to give learners basic understanding of modern neural networks and their applications in computer vision and natural language understanding. The course starts with a recap of linear models and discussion of stochastic optimization methods that are crucial for training deep neural networks. Learners will study all popular building blocks of neural networks including fully connected layers, convolutional and recurrent layers. Learners will use these building blocks to define complex modern architectures in TensorFlow and Keras frameworks. In the course project learner will implement deep neural network for the task of image captioning which solves the problem of giving a text description for an input image. The prerequisites for this course are: 1) Basic knowledge of Python. 2) Basic linear algebra and probability. Please note that this is an advanced course and we assume basic knowledge of machine learning. You should understand: 1) Linear regression: mean squared error, analytical solution. 2) Logistic regression: model, cross-entropy loss, class probability estimation. 3) Gradient descent for linear models. Derivatives of MSE and cross-entropy loss functions. 4) The problem of overfitting. 5) Regularization for linear models. Who is this class for: Developers, analysts and researchers who are faced with tasks involving complex structure understanding such as image, sound and text analysis.

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