The computer science and electrical engineering list focuses on the nature of computation and its applications. The books cover theoretical and applied topics in cybersecurity, cryptography, theoretical computer science, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and information theory. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, the list draws on a variety of disciplines—notably mathematics, philosophy, and the natural sciences—to elucidate the nature of computation and the essential role it plays in the production and dissemination of knowledge.
Ken Steiglitz: When Caruso’s Voice Became Immortal
The first record to sell a million copies was Enrico Caruso’s 1904 recording of “Vesti la giubba.” There was nothing digital, or even electrical about it; it was a strictly mechanical affair.
Ken Steiglitz on The Discrete Charm of the Machine
A few short decades ago, we were informed by the smooth signals of analog television and radio; we communicated using our analog telephones; and we even computed with analog computers.