Conversations About Challenges in Computing, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319002090
  • ISBN-13: 9783319002095
  • DDC: 003
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 101 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This text sheds light on how mathematical models and computing can help understanding and prediction of complicated physical processes; how communication networks should be designed and implemented to meet the increasingly challenging requirements from users; and how modern engineering principles can lead to better and more robust software systems.   Through interviews with 12 internationally recognized researchers within these fields, conducted by the well-known science writer Dana Mackenzie and the science journalist Kathrine Aspaas, the reader gets views on recent achievements and future challenges. ​  

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Challenges in Computing December 14–15, 2011.
1: Communication Systems.
2: The Nature of the Beast.
3: Igniting the New Internet.
4: The Internet of Things.
5: Computational Science.
6: The Mathematics of the Mind.
7: Solving Puzzle Earth by Adaptive Mesh Refinement.
8: Computational Inverse Problems Can Drive a Big Data Revolution.
9: Towards the ‘Google Heart’.
10: As Simple as Possible, but Not Simpler.
11: Software Engineering.
12: A Caring Critic.
13: Through the Looking Glass into Digital Space.
14: Harmonizing the Babel of Voices.
15: Mediating between Man and Machine.
This Is Simula Research Laboratory.