Real World Algorithms

Author: Panos Louridas
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262035705
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre: Computers

An introduction to algorithms for readers with no background in advanced mathematics or computer science, emphasizing examples and real-world problems.

Encyclopedia of Optimization

Author: Christodoulos A. Floudas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792369325
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Mathematics

Optimization problems are widespread in the mathematical modeling of real world systems and their applications arise in all branches of science, applied science and engineering. The goal of the Encyclopedia of Optimization is to introduce the reader to a complete set of topics in order to show the spectrum of recent research activities and the richness of ideas in the development of theories, algorithms and the applications of optimization. It is directed to a diverse audience of students, scientists, engineers, decision makers and problem solvers in academia, business, industry, and government. Please note that this publication is available as print only OR online only OR print + online set. Save 75% of the online list price when purchasing the bundle.

Real World Electronic Voting

Author: Feng Hao
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315354118
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment captures all major developments in electronic voting since 2003 in a real-world setting. It covers three broad categories: e-voting protocols, attacks reported on e-voting and new developments on the use of e-voting. This book explores recent innovations in both poll-site and remote voting systems and their application throughout the world. The requirements of elections are analysed, the available tools and technologies are described, and a variety of modern systems are presented in detail together with discussions of deployments. This is an invaluable resource for election professionals, researchers and policy makers alike. ?Key Features: Reviews both technical and social aspects of e-voting Covers e-voting protocols, attacks reported on e-voting and new developments on the use of e-voting Designed for government election practitioners and policy makers who want to understand the threats and opportunities in e-voting and assess its suitability for future elections

Handbook of Global Optimization

Author: Panos M. Pardalos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475753622
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Mathematics

In 1995 the Handbook of Global Optimization (first volume), edited by R. Horst, and P.M. Pardalos, was published. This second volume of the Handbook of Global Optimization is comprised of chapters dealing with modern approaches to global optimization, including different types of heuristics. Topics covered in the handbook include various metaheuristics, such as simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, neural networks, taboo search, shake-and-bake methods, and deformation methods. In addition, the book contains chapters on new exact stochastic and deterministic approaches to continuous and mixed-integer global optimization, such as stochastic adaptive search, two-phase methods, branch-and-bound methods with new relaxation and branching strategies, algorithms based on local optimization, and dynamical search. Finally, the book contains chapters on experimental analysis of algorithms and software, test problems, and applications.

Optimization in the Energy Industry

Author: Josef Kallrath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540889656
Release Date: 2008-12-25
Genre: Mathematics

This book offers a broad, in-depth overview that reflects the requirements, possibilities and limits of mathematical optimization and, especially, stochastic optimization in the energy industry.

Internet of Things IoT Systems

Author: Dimitrios Serpanos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319697154
Release Date: 2017-11-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book covers essential topics in the architecture and design of Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The authors provide state-of-the-art information that enables readers to design systems that balance functionality, bandwidth, and power consumption, while providing secure and safe operation in the face of a wide range of threat and fault models. Coverage includes essential topics in system modeling, edge/cloud architectures, and security and safety, including cyberphysical systems and industrial control systems.

Introduction to Global Optimization

Author: R. Horst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792335562
Release Date: 1995-06-30
Genre: Mathematics

Global optimization concerns the computation and characterization of global optima of nonlinear functions. Such problems are widespread in the mathematical modelling of real systems in a very wide range of applications and the last 30 years have seen the development of many new theoretical, algorithmic and computational contributions which have helped to solve globally multiextreme problems in important practical applications. Most of the existing books on optimization focus on the problem of computing locally optimal solutions. Introduction to Global Optimization, however, is a comprehensive textbook on constrained global optimization that covers the fundamentals of the subject, presenting much new material, including algorithms, applications and complexity results for quadratic programming, concave minimization, DC and Lipschitz problems, and nonlinear network flow. Each chapter contains illustrative examples and ends with carefully selected exercises, designed to help students grasp the material and enhance their knowledge of the methods involved. Audience: Students of mathematical programming, and all scientists, from whatever discipline, who need global optimization methods in such diverse areas as economic modelling, fixed charges, finance, networks and transportation, databases, chip design, image processing, nuclear and mechanical design, chemical engineering design and control, molecular biology, and environmental engineering.

German Open

Author: Gerard Hadders
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015050270621
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

In the last two years the German art scene has experienced a tremendous growth unlike anything since the early 1980s -- owing to a revitalized Berlin and an ever-expanding cultural diversity. German Open captures this energy by giving an overview of more than 30 of the best young artists working in Germany today. The artists documented represent the entire spectrum of visual art, from installation to painting to video, and their work can no longer be viewed as a matter of scattered individual gestures, but must be examined in a group context. Among the artists included here are Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Simone Bohm, Coisma von Bonin, Matti Braun, Olafur Eliasson, Stefan Hoderlein, Stefan Kern, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Heidi Specker, Johannes Wohnseifer, and Joseph Zehrer.

Nonlinear Programming

Author: Mordecai Avriel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486432270
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

This overview provides a single-volume treatment of key algorithms and theories. Begins with the derivation of optimality conditions and discussions of convex programming, duality, generalized convexity, and analysis of selected nonlinear programs, and then explores techniques for numerical solutions and unconstrained optimization methods. 1976 edition. Includes 58 figures and 7 tables.

The Control Handbook

Author: William S. Levine
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849385709
Release Date: 1996-02-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is the biggest, most comprehensive, and most prestigious compilation of articles on control systems imaginable. Every aspect of control is expertly covered, from the mathematical foundations to applications in robot and manipulator control. Never before has such a massive amount of authoritative, detailed, accurate, and well-organized information been available in a single volume. Absolutely everyone working in any aspect of systems and controls must have this book!