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  • Puzzles for Programmers and Prosby Dennis Shasha

    Wiley 2007; US$ 24.99

    Aimed at both working programmers who are applying for a job where puzzles are an integral part of the interview, as well as techies who just love a good puzzle, this book offers a cache of exciting puzzles Features a new series of puzzles, never before published, called elimination puzzles that have a pedagogical aim of helping the reader solve... more...

  • Puzzler's Elusionby Dennis Shasha

    Running Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Genius mathematician, Dr. Dennis Shasha, here sets out his latest book-length mind-twister. Made up of many smaller segments, some of which can be solved by ten year-olds and some which are more challenging, the detective work requires no more than high s more...

  • Dr. Ecco: Mathematical Detectiveby Dennis Shasha

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.99

    In this collection of original puzzles, games, and codes, the heroic Dr. Ecco, a mathematical detective and puzzle solver, takes on his archenemy, Baskerhound, and uncovers a plot that threatens the world. No sophisticated mathematical background is necessary to solve these challenges, which were inspired by the methods and thinking of researchers... more...

  • Iraq's Last Jewsby Tamar Morad; Dennis Shasha; Robert Shasha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 32.00

    This book collects first-person accounts from Iraqi Jews about the lives they led in Iraq's once-vibrant, 2,500-year-old Jewish community - once the world center of Jewish life. more...

  • Database Tuningby Dennis Shasha; Philippe Bonnet

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 87.95

    Tuning your database for optimal performance means more than following a few short steps in a vendor-specific guide. For maximum improvement, you need a broad and deep knowledge of basic tuning principles, the ability to gather data in a systematic way, and the skill to make your system run faster. This is an art as well as a science, and Database... more...

  • Statistics is Easy! 2nd Editionby Dennis Shasha; Manda Wilson

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Statistics is the activity of inferring results about a population given a sample. Historically, statistics books assume an underlying distribution to the data (typically, the normal distribution) and derive results under that assumption. Unfortunately, in real life, one cannot normally be sure of the underlying distribution. For that reason, this... more...

  • Storing Clocked Programs Inside DNAby Jessica Chang; Dennis Shasha

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2011; US$ 30.00

    In the history of modern computation, large mechanical calculators preceded computers. A person would sit there punching keys according to a procedure and a number would eventually appear. Once calculators became fast enough, it became obvious that the critical path was the punching rather than the calculation itself. That is what made the stored program... more...

  • Network Inference in Molecular Biologyby Jesse M. Lingeman; Dennis Shasha

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.95

    Inferring gene regulatory networks is a difficult problem to solve due to the relative scarcity of data compared to the potential size of the networks. While researchers have developed techniques to find some of the underlying network structure, there is still no one-size-fits-all algorithm for every data set. Network Inference in Molecular Biology... more...

  • Quand la vie remplace le silicium - Aux frontières de la bio-informatiqueby Dennis Shasha; Cathy Lazere

    Dunod 2011; Not Available

    Comment les avancées en informatique ouvrent-elles de nouvelles voies aux chercheurs en biologie et réciproquement comment les recherches dans les sciences de la vie peuvent-elles inspirer les ordinateurs du futur ? Un chercheur de niveau international nous présente une quinzaine de sujets qui ouvrent des perspectives inattendues et souvent étonnantes.... more...