Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 2 • March-April 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • AIP [advertisement]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Wiley and IEEE Computer Society [advertisement]

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  • Turning a Page and Learning Something Useful

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 5
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    Editor-in-chief Norman Chonacky ponders the year ahead for CiSE magazine and describes how far we've come in the past 12 months. Editorial board member Jack Dongarra also supplies a short tribute to Gene Golub about the recently deceased pioneer's contributions to the CS field. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Vision, Inspired by the Human Brain

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 11
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  • Combinatorics in Computing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Graph Analysis with High-Performance Computing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    Large, complex graphs arise in many settings including the Internet, social networks, and communication networks. To study such data sets, the authors explored the use of high-performance computing (HPC) for graph algorithms. They found that the challenges in these applications are quite different from those arising in traditional HPC applications and that massively multithreaded machines are well... View full abstract»

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  • A Unified Framework for Numerical and Combinatorial Computing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 25
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    A rich variety of tools help researchers with high-performance numerical computing, but few tools exist for large-scale combinatorial computing. The authors describe their efforts to build a common infrastructure for numerical and combinatorial computing by using parallel sparse matrices to implement parallel graph algorithms. View full abstract»

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  • Sampling Binary Contingency Tables

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 31
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    The binary contingency tables problem has sparked the interest of statisticians and computer scientists alike. Although it's been studied from both theoretical and practical perspectives, a truly usable algorithm remains elusive. The author presents several approaches to the problem. View full abstract»

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  • Passing Messages to Lonely Numbers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 40
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    Message-passing methods provide powerful approximation algorithms for problems that can be formulated in terms of (probabilistic) graphical models. These methods find applications in statistical physics, inference, and combinatorial optimization. Sudoku, a popular number puzzle, is a simple optimization problem that message-passing algorithms can help solve. Therefore, Sudoku is an ideal vehicle t... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Photorealistic Virtual Human Anatomy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):41 - 47
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    The authors' voxel-based surface-reconstruction algorithm provides fast surface reconstruction and real-time modification to volume data. Focusing on high-quality human parts rendering as well as real-time interaction, the system provides a better platform for virtually learning human anatomy. View full abstract»

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  • 3D Face Visualization Using Grid Light

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 54
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    The authors present an algorithm that helps create a 3D face visualization from two 2D images. Unlike most current systems, their approach uses an incandescent light system instead of lasers. View full abstract»

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  • Agile Computer Control of a Complex Experiment

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):55 - 59
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    Scientists are skilled with computers, and main of them understand the intricacy of numerical computing. Yet, designing the sophisticated software architecture that controls an experiment requires different skills, and small- and mid-sized experimental labs often lack a software engineering culture. Bad design choices plague experimental labs even though the real experimental difficulty seldom lie... View full abstract»

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  • At Issue

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 64
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    In this installment of At Issue, two of CiSE's editorial board members describe the magazine's current and future Web presence. We start with Bill Feiereisen's discussion of science on the Web and what it could mean for CiSE ("Are We There Yet?") and end with George Thiruvathukal's discussion of the challenges therein ("If We Build It, Will They Come?"). CiSE's official homepage is www.computer.or... View full abstract»

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  • A Virtual Computing Laboratory

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):65 - 69
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    Many institutions choose to do periodic imaging of computers, which is both painstaking and limiting in terms of keeping software up to date. The authors describe an approach that builds on existing virtualization technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Molecular Motors: Design, Mechanism, and Control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):70 - 77
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    Theoretical modeling and computer simulations of molecular motors provide insight that engineers can exploit to design and control artificial nanomotors.For obvious reasons, the study of molecular motors has been a traditional area of research in molecular cell biology and biochemistry, but in recent years, it has attracted physicists' as well as engineers. Exploring the design and mechanisms of t... View full abstract»

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  • Burning Issues in Tomography Analysis

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):78 - 81
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    Polystyrene and other polymers can become safer when blended with flame retardants such as Saytex BT-93. In this installment, the authors discuss how to assess such blending's effectiveness using 3D multispectral imaging methods, such as synchrotron X-ray tomography. View full abstract»

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  • Multiphysics Technologies

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):82 - 84
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    Currently available tools can help establish a common interface for various problem solvers in different fields. By integrating these tools, researchers can start bringing together the best work in science and engineering, perhaps forging an entirely new field. The multiphysics systems available today concentrate on physics problems commonly found in industrial and commercial applications. The foc... View full abstract»

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  • Books [review of 1) Introduction to Computational Science: Modeling and Simulation for the Sciences by A.B. Shiflet and G.W. Shiflet and 2) Computer Algebra Recipes: An Advanced Guide to Scientific Modeling by R.H. Enns and G.C. McGuire]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):85 - 87
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  • The Irony of Craigslist

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 88
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    Columnist Charles Day looks a little closer at irony and how it plays into social interaction over the Web. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership

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  • Computing in Science & Engineering Editorial Calendar

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Aims & Scope

CS&E magazine emphasizes articles that help define the field as the interface among the applications (in science and engineering), algorithms (numerical and symbolic), system software, and computer architecture.

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George K. Thiruvathukal
Loyola University