Science and Technology
Agosta, AB'73, AM'74, PhD'77, The Essential Guide
to Data Warehousing (Prentice Hall). Agosta considers data,
information, and knowledge within the context of designing and
building a data warehouse system.
V. Binder, AB'74, MBA'79,
Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools
(Addison-Wesley Longman). This comprehensive guide to the
design of automated test suites for object-oriented software uses
the test design pattern to synthesize applicable research and
C. Maxson, SB'60, PhD'66; Donald W. Pfaff; Wade H.
Berrettini; and Tong H. Joh, editors, Genetic Influences on
Neural and Behavioral Functions (CRC Press). Detailing the
relationship between expression of specific genes, nerve-cell
biology, and normal and abnormal behavior in animals and humans,
this books covers such topics as the genetics of sensory systems,
circadian rhythms, sleep, pain, eating, mating, and aggression.
S. Philippi, AB'56, AM'58,
A Case for Wetland Restoration (John Wiley & Sons) and
Floodplan Management: Ecological and Economic Perspectives (Academic
Press). In both texts, Philippi traces some two decades of progress
in wetland restoration, highlighting case studies of successful
restorations and key public-policy issues.
Proell, SB'37, Solid
State Heat Engines (Cloud Hill Press). In arguing that, theoretically,
the usual Carnot conversion limits to thermal conversion don't
apply to solid state heat convertors, Proell contends that many
new paths for energy conversion are reasonable.
Layered Learning in Multi-agent Systems: A Winning Approach
to Robotic Soccer (MIT Press). Stone looks at multiagent systems--teams
of autonomous agents acting in real-time, noisy, collaborative,
and adversarial environments--emphasizing the system architecture,
layered learning, a new multiagent reinforcement learning algorithm,
and a fully functioning multiagent system.