Today we are very excited to announce that we have received a list of fantastic books from a world-renowned computer scientist and expert in computer vision. Professor Andrew Zisserman of Oxford has kindly provided us his list of favorite books in the areas of computer vision and machine learning. Here is a short biography of Professor Zisserman:
Professor of Computer Vision Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Ph.D. - Sunderland Polytechnic.
Professor Zisserman received the Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, and his PhD in theoretical physics from the Sunderland Polytechnic. In 1984 he started to work in the field of computer vision at the University of Edinburgh. Together with Andrew Blake they wrote the book Visual reconstruction published in 1987, which is considered one of the seminal works in the field of computer vision. According to Fitzgibbon (2008) this publication was “one of the first treatments of the energy minimisation approach to include an algorithm (called “graduated non-convexity”) designed to directly address the problem of local minima, and furthermore to include a theoretical analysis of its convergence.”
In 1987 he moved back to England to the University of Oxford, where he joined Mike Brady’s newly founded robotics research group as a University Research Lecturer, and started to work on multiple-view geometry. According to Fitzgibbon (2008) his “geometry was successful in showing that computer vision could solve problems which humans could not: recovering 3D structure from multiple images required highly trained photogrammetrists and took a considerable amount of time. However, Andrew’s interests turned to a problem where a six-year-old child could easily beat the algorithms of the day: object recognition.
Professor Zisserman has published several articles, some of the most highly cited works in the field, and has edited a series of books. A selection:
- 1987 Visual reconstruction. With Andrew Blake.
- 1992 Geometric invariance in computer vision. Edited with Joseph Mundy.
- 1994 Applications of invariance in computer vision : second joint European-US workshop, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 9–14 October 1993 : proceedings. With Joseph L. Mundy and David Forsyth (eds).
- 1996 ECCV ‘96 International Workshop (1996 : Cambridge, England) Object representation in computer vision II : ECCV ‘96 International Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 13–14 April 1996 : proceedings. With Jean Ponce, and Martial Hebert (eds.).
- 1999 International Workshop on Vision Algorithms (1999 : Corfu, Greece) Vision algorithms : theory and practice : International Workshop on Vision Algorithms, Corfu, Greece, 21–22 September 1999 : proceedings. With Bill Triggs and Richard Szeliski (eds.).
- 2000 Multiple view geometry in computer vision. With Richard Hartley. Second edition 2009.
- 2008 Computer vision – ECCV 2008 : 10th European conference on computer vision, Marseille, France, 12–18 October 2008, proceedings, part I. Edited with David Forsyth and Philip Torr.
Awards and honours
Professor Zisserman is an ISI Highly Cited researcher. He is the only person to have been awarded the Marr Prize three times, in 1993, in 1998, and in 2003. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007. In 2008 he was awarded BMVA Distinguished Fellowship. In 2013 he received the prestigious Distinguished Researcher Award at ICCV. Zisserman received the 2017 Royal Society Milner Award “in recognition of his exceptional achievements in computer programming which includes work on computational theory and commercial systems for geometrical images.
Today we are super excited to announce that we have received fantastic list of books from a world-renowned experts in the field of Coding Theory. Professor Amin Shokrollahi of EPFL who is also the founder and CEO of Kandou Bus has kindly sent us list of books in the aread of Coding Theory. He also was very kind to us and added some notes for each book explaining why he likes that book. Here is s short biography of Professor Shokrollahi:
Full Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Swiss Federal Institute, Lausanne (EPFL), Ph.D. - Bonn.
Amin Shokrollahi (born 1964) is an Iranian mathematician who has worked on a variety of topics including coding theory and algebraic complexity theory. He is best known for his work on iterative decoding of graph based codes for which he received the IEEE Information Theory Paper Award of 2002 (together with Michael Luby, Michael Mitzenmacher, and Daniel Spielman, as well as Tom Richardson and Ruediger Urbanke). He is one of the inventors of a modern class of practical erasure codes known as tornado codes, and the principal developer of raptor codes, which belong to a class of rateless erasure codes known as Fountain codes. In connection with the work on these codes, he received the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award in 2007 together with Michael Luby “for bridging mathematics, Internet design and mobile broadcasting as well as successful standardization” and the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal in 2012 together with Michael Luby “for the conception, development, and analysis of practical rateless codes”. He also received the 2007 joint Communication Society and Information Theory Society best paper award as well as the 2017 Mustafa Award for his work on raptor codes.
He is the principal inventor of Chordal Codes, a new class of codes specifically designed for communication on electrical wires between chips. In 2011 he founded the company Kandou Bus dedicated to commercialization of the concept of Chordal Codes. The first implementation, transmitting data on 8 correlated wires and implemented in a 40 nm process, received the Jan Van Vessem Award for best European Paper at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2014.
Today we are very happy to announce that we have received wonderful books list from a top expert in the areas of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Biometics. Professor Anil K. Jain has kindly provided list of books in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Biometrics. Here is a short biography of Professor Jain:
Anil K. Jain
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Michigan State University, Ph.D. - Ohio State University.
Anil K. Jain is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Michigan State University. He was appointed an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University and a WCU Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Korea University. He received B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University. His research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision and biometric recognition.
He has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, Humboldt Research Award, Fulbright fellowship, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award, IEEE W. Wallace McDowell award, IAPR King-Sun Fu Prize, IEEE ICDM Research Contribution award, IAPR Senior Biometric Investigator award, MSU Withrow Teaching Excellence award, and the MSU 2014 Innovator of the Year award. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (1991-1994) and is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, IAPR and SPIE.
It is our pleasure to publish the list of books suggested by a pioneer in the field of Wireless Communications. Professor Kaveh Pahlavan has kindly provided his list of books which you can see here and here. Here is a short biography of Professor Pahlavan:
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Professor of Computer Science, and Director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, Ph.D. - Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Kaveh Pahlavan (born in Tehran, Iran), is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Professor of Computer Science, and Director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Professor Pahlavan is internationally renown as one of the pioneering visionary researchers of Wi-Fi Technology and wireless Indoor-Geolocation. Since 2009 he has extended his research in wireless access and localization in to the body area networking. He has contributed to numerous seminal technical and visionary publications and patents in voice-band modem, wireless LANs, wireless heterogeneous networks, wireless indoor Geolocation, Wi-Fi Positioning Systems and localization for capsule endoscopy applications. He is author of several pioneering books in the area of wireless networks.
Today we are very excited to publish the list of one of top experts in the field if Microelectronics. Professor Siegfried Selberherr has kindly sent us his list of books, which you can see here. Here is a short biography of Professor Selberherr:
Professor at the Institute for Microelectronics of the Technische Universität Wien, Ph.D. - TU Wien, Austria.
Siegfried Selberherr is an Austrian scientist in the field of microelectronics. He is a professor at the Institute for Microelectronics of the Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien). His primary research interest is in modeling and simulation of physical phenomena in the field of microelectronics.
In his scientific career Prof. Selberherr has published, with his teams of researchers, so far over 350 journal papers and over 1000 articles in conference proceedings, of which more than 150 have been with an invited talk. Additionally, he published 2 books and co-edited more than 30 volumes, and he supervised, so far, more than 100 dissertations.
HONORS and AWARDS:
- 2018: IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award
- 2015: ‘Franz Dinghofer Medal’ of the Dinghofer Institute
- 2014: Marin Drinov decoration of honour on ribbon of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 
- 2013: Full Member of the Academia Europaea
- 2011: Silver Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service for the Federal Province of Lower Austria
- 2009: ‘Advanced Grant’ of the ERC
- 2006: Honorary Doctorate of the University of Niš
- 2005: Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria 
- 2004: Full Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
- 2001: ‘Erwin Schrödinger Award’ of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, ÖAW
- 1994: ‘Wilhelm Exner Medal’ of the Austrian Association for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, ÖGV.
- 1993: ‘Fellow’ of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE
- 1986: ‘Heinz Zemanek Award’ of the Austrian Computer Society, ÖCG
- 1983: ‘Dr. Ernst Fehrer Award’ of the TU Wien
Today we are honored to publish a list of books from “The father of DSL” technology, Professor John Cioffi of Stanford University and ASSIA Inc. He has kindly sent of hist list of books, which you can see here. Here is a short biography of Professor Cioffi:
Hitachi Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Stanford University and the CEO and Chairman of the Board of ASSIA Inc., Ph.D. - Stanford.
John Cioffi is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and prolific inventor who has made contributions in telecommunication system theory, specifically in coding theory and information theory. Best known as “the father of DSL,” Cioffi’s pioneering research was instrumental in making digital subscriber line (DSL) technology practical and has led to over 400 publications and more than 100 pending or issued patents, many of which are licensed.
John Cioffi was born and raised in Illinois. He earned a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1978. From 1978 to 1982, he worked as a modem designer at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. While at Bell Laboratories, he also attended Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984. In 1984, Cioffi left Bell Labs to work at IBM as a hard disk drive read channel researcher.
In 1986, Cioffi began his teaching career as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. Cioffi supervised the Ph.D. programs of more than 70 students over the course of more than two decades. His and his students’ research into discrete multitone modulation (DMT) became widely adopted in digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, used commonly for Internet access.
In 1991, at the age of 35, Cioffi took a leave of absence from Stanford to found Amati Communications Corporation. His vision was to build DSL modems based on his and his students’ research. Many of Cioffi’s former and present students followed him to Amati, where they built the Prelude modem, a DSL modem that could transmit 6+ megabits per second over 9,000 feet of telephone line. The Prelude modem would go on to win what has become known as the “Bellcore ADSL Olympics” in 1993 by performing significantly better than modems using single-carrier modulation techniques, such as quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and carrierless amplitude phase modulation (CAP), including modems from AT&T and Bellcore. Hundreds of millions of people now use DSL based on Amati’s innovations.
In 1993, Cioffi returned to Stanford, although he remained involved with Amati as an officer and director until its 1998 acquisition by Texas Instruments. Cioffi’s research interests then turned to dynamic spectrum management (DSM), an improvement on DSL that mitigates service interruptions and allows DSL lines to run with higher and more reliable data rates.
In 2003, Cioffi founded Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc. (ASSIA) to help service providers realize improvements in the performance and profitability of their DSL networks. Today ASSIA’s customers collectively provide DSL service to more than 70 million subscribers worldwide. In 2009, Cioffi assumed emeritus status at Stanford, as the Hitachi Professor Emeritus of Engineering. He is now CEO and Chairman of ASSIA.
HONORS and AWARDS:
- IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Award for Graduate Teaching (2014)
- IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (2010)
- Honorary Doctorate, Edinburgh University (2010)
- University of Illinois School of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Awards (2010)
- The Economist Innovation Award – Computing and Telecommunications (2010)
- International Fellow Royal Society of Engineering (UK) (2009)
- Marconi Fellow (2006)
- Member National Academy of Engineering (2001)
- IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award (2001)
- IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000)
- IET J. J. Thomson Medal (2000)
- University of Illinois Electrical Engineering Outstanding Alumni Awards (1999)
- IEEE Fellow (1996)
- Outstanding Achievement Award, American National Standards Institute for contributions to ADSL (1995)
Today with pleasure we announce that we have received list of books form a Coding theorist icon. Professor Elwyn Berlekamp of UC Berkeley, has kindly sent of hist list. Here is a short biography of Professor Berlekamp:
Professor emeritus of mathematics and EECS at the University of California, Berkeley. , Ph.D. - MIT.
Berlekamp was born in Dover, Ohio. His family moved to Northern Kentucky, where Berlekamp graduated from Ft. Thomas Highlands high school in Ft. Thomas, Campbell county, Kentucky. While an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was a Putnam Fellow in 1961. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering in 1962. Continuing his studies at MIT, he finished his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1964; his advisors were Robert G. Gallager, Peter Elias, Claude Shannon, and John Wozencraft. Berlekamp taught electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley from 1964 until 1966, when he became a mathematics researcher at Bell Labs. In 1971, Berlekamp returned to Berkeley as professor of mathematics and EECS, where he served as the advisor for over twenty doctoral students. He is now professor emeritus.
Berlekamp is the inventor of an algorithm to factor polynomials, and is one of the inventors of the Welch-Berlekamp algorithm and the Berlekamp–Massey algorithms, which are used to implement Reed–Solomon error correction. In the mid-1980s, he was president of Cyclotomics, Inc., a corporation that developed error-correcting code technology. With John Horton Conway and Richard K. Guy, he co-authored Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays, leading to his recognition as one of the founders of combinatorial game theory. He has studied various games, including dots and boxes, Fox and Geese, and, especially, Go. With David Wolfe, Berlekamp co-authored the book Mathematical Go, which describes methods for analyzing certain classes of Go endgames.
Outside of mathematics and computer science, Berlekamp has also been active in money management. In 1986, he began information-theoretic studies of commodity and financial futures. In 1989, Berlekamp purchased the largest interest in a trading company named Axcom Trading Advisors. After the firm’s futures trading algorithms were rewritten, Axcom’s Medallion Fund had a return (in 1990) of 55%, net of all management fees and transaction costs. The fund has subsequently continued to realize annualized returns exceeding 30% under management by James Harris Simons and his Renaissance Technologies Corporation.
- 2013: Stanford University’s “Kailath Lecture”
- 2013: Fellow, American Mathematical Society
- 2011: University of South California’s “Viterbi Lecture”
- 2006: University of Calgary “Richard & Louise Guy Lecture Series”
- 2004: American Math Society’s “Arnold Ross Lecturer”
- 2001: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 1999: National Academy of Sciences, Sec.11: Mathematics (and affiliate member, Sec. 34: Computer and Information Sciences) Plus: NAS/NAE Boards and Committees
- 1998: Golden Jubilee Award
- 1996: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics Section
- 1995: Motion Picture Academy Technical Oscar for Cinema Digital Sound
- 1993: Claude E. Shannon Award
- 1991: R. W. Hamming Medal
- 1990: Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award
- 1984: Centennial Medal (IEEE)
- 1977: National Academy of Engineering, Computer Science Section
- 1975-1976: ACM Lecturer for Special Interest Group on Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation
- 1971: Elected Fellow of IEEE
- 1971: Eta Kappa Nu “Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer” Award
- 1969: Best Research Paper Award (IEEE Information Theory Society)
- 1961: William Lowell Putnam Intercollegiate Mathematics Competition, top 5
It is our pleasure to announce that we have received excellent lists of books from a world-renowned coding expert. Professor Alaxander Vardy of the University of California, San Diego, has kindly sent us lists of some wonderful books. Here is a short biography of Professor Vardy:
Jack K. Wolf Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California San Diego, Ph.D. - Tel Aviv University.
Alexander Vardy is the the Jack Keil Wolf Endowed Chair Professor at the University of California San Diego, where he is affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer Science. He was born in Moscow, U.S.S.R, and grew up in Israel. He graduated summa cum laude from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1985, and completed his Ph.D. in 1991 at the Tel Aviv University.
Since 1987, he has been working in the field of coding theory. As part of his work, he has discovered certain codes and decoding algorithms that are now named after him. His 2003 paper with Ralf Koetter on algebraic soft-decision decoding of Reed-Solomon codes won the IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, and the resulting decoding algorithm became known as the Koetter-Vardy decoder. In his 2005 paper with Farzad Parvaresh (FOCS Best Paper Award), he discovered the Parvaresh-Vardy codes. In a recent paper with Ido Tal, he introduced a list-decoding algorithm for polar codes that you will soon be using (as part of the 5G standard) whenever you make a phone call or access the Internet on a mobile device. Among other things, he holds the record for the densest packing of spheres in 20 dimensions (Inventiones Mathematicae, 1995) and for the fastest decoding of the Leech lattice. He is also a co-discoverer of the only known q-analogue of a Steiner system.
- 2017: Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- 2016: IEEE Communications & Information Theory Societies Joint Paper Award
- 2007: Highly-Cited Researcher, Thomson Scientific ISI
- 2006: J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship
- 2005: Best Paper Award, Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS)
- 2004: IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award
- 1999: Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- 1996: David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow
- 1996: Xerox Award for Faculty Research
- 1993: IBM Invention Achievement Award
- 1991: Rothschild Foundation Fellowship
Today we are supper excited to announce that we have receive a list of books from a world-renowned expert in Electronics, with significant works on digital audio, video, and data recording. Professor Kees Schouhamer Immink of the Turing Machines Inc has kindly privided us with a list of some wonderful books. Here is a short biography of Professor Immink:
Kees Schouhamer Immink
President and founder of Turing Machines Inc., a Dutch-based research and consulting firm that contributes to science and technology., Ph.D. - Eindhoven University of Technology.
Kornelis Antonie (Kees) Schouhamer Immink (born 18 December 1946) is a Dutch scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, who pioneered and advanced the era of digital audio, video, and data recording, including popular digital media such as Compact Disc, DVD and Blu-ray Disc. He has been a prolific and influential engineer, who holds more than 1100 U.S. and international patents. A large portion of the commonly used audio and video playback and recording devices use technologies based on his work. His contributions to coding systems assisted the digital video and audio revolution, by enabling reliable data storage at information densities previously unattainable.
Immink received several tributes that summarize the impact of his contributions to the digital audio and video revolution. Among the accolades received are the IEEE Medal of Honor “for pioneering contributions to video, audio, and data recording technology, including compact disc, DVD, and Blu-ray”, the Edison Medal and an individual Technology Emmy award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands bestowed him a knighthood in 2000.
Currently, Immink holds the position of president of Turing Machines Inc, which was founded in 1998. During his career, Immink, in addition to his practical contributions, has contributed to information theory. He wrote over 120 articles and four books, including Codes for Mass Data Storage Media. He has been an adjunct professor at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Duisburg and Essen, Germany, since 1994, as well as affiliated with the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a visiting professor since 1997.
Today we are very happy to announce that we have received a list of books form a world-renowned cryptographist. Professor Dan Boneh of Stanford has kindly provided a list of some excellent cryptography books. Here is a short biography of Professor Boneh:
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. Co-director of the Stanford Computer Security Lab, Ph.D. - Princeton.
Born in Israel in 1969, Dan Boneh obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1996 under the supervision of Richard J. Lipton. Professor Boneh is one of the principal contributors to the development of pairing-based cryptography from the Weil Pairing, along with Matt Franklin of the University of California, Davis. He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1997, and became professor of computer science and electrical engineering. He teaches massive open online courses on the online learning platform Coursera. In 1999 he was awarded a fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In 2002, he co-founded a company called Voltage Security with three of his students. The company was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2015.
Professor Boneh’s awards include:
- 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation award
- 2013 Gödel Prize
- Sloan Research Fellowship
- The Terman Award
- 2005 RSA Award
Today we are very excited to announce that we have added a top rank university to our list. EPFL is a research institute and university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specializes in natural sciences and engineering. It is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. EPFL is widely regarded as a world leading university. The QS World University Rankings ranks EPFL 12th in the world across all fields in their 2017-2018 ranking, whilst Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks EPFL as the world’s 11th best school for Engineering and Technology. We have added many books that are/have been used at this fantastic university to our list, and we hope you find them useful.
This is our pleasure to announce that we have added a number of Biomedical Engineering books under Carnegie Mellon University, we hope you’ll find the list useful.
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Today we published a very interesting article about Stanford Three Books Program.
Getting accepted into the Stanford University is very compitetive. To add more to the excitement of newly accepted students, Stanford administration releases the name of three books in the summer. Students have the chance of reading the books and in their orientation they get a chance to talk with the books autors and ask questions.
This beautiful tradition was startded on 2004, and has been on the summer schedule of newly admitted Stanford students every year after that. In this post you can see who has suggested books each ear and the name of the books.
Hope you enjoy the list as it is very diverse and interesting.
Happy new year to all, we wish you a very happy and healthy 2018.
Today we are very excited to announce that we have added a list of some of the books that are being or have been used at Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University is one of top universities in the United States and in the world. The books are mainly in the area of Computer Science. We hope you find the list useful.
Today we are excited to announce that we have a list of some great books in Power Electronics provided by a world-renowned expert. Professor Thomas Lipo of the University of Wisconsin Madision has kindly sent us this list. Here is a short biography of Professor Lipo:
Grainger Professor Emeritus of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines, University of Wisconsin-Madision, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madision
An international authority on the design and analysis of electric machines and power electronics drives for over 40 years, Thomas A. Lipo’s innovative contributions have advanced the state of the art and improved the efficiency and reliability of motors and drives. Prof. Lipo began his pioneering work in 1968 with the analysis, simulation, and control of early alternating-current motor drives, impacting electric traction control for subway cars and open pit mining equipment, among other applications. He has pioneered or improved upon electrical machine topologies, including flux switched machines, high torque vernier machines, axial flux permanent magnet machines, brushless doubly fed reluctance machines, open winding machines, and double air gap machines. He also pioneered modern, multiphase fault-tolerant machines, demonstrating that a new family of five-phase induction and synchronous reluctance motors could provide more torque and higher robustness compared to traditional three-phase motors. Prof. Lipo’s work with his students on permanent magnet motors has provided a key element for the design of traction applications in hybrid and electric vehicles, known as the “characteristic current.” Also among his trend-setting research that has helped move power technology from concept to practical applications, Prof. Lipo and his students were the first to investigate methods of eliminating the effects of input voltage unbalance on motor drives. This work has been widely referenced and used in many commercial applications. In 1980, Prof. Lipo cofounded the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium at the University of Wisconsin, WI, USA, which has become an internationally renowned collaborative effort of industry sponsors, professors, and students in the research and development of new power electronics technologies.
An IEEE Life Fellow and member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Prof. Lipo is an Emeritus Professor with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.
Today we are very happy to announce that we have list of great books in Control Theory from a top expert. Professor Miroslav Krstic of UC San Diego has kindly sent us hist list of books in Control Theory. Here is a short biography of Professor Krstic:
Sr. Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Miroslav Krstic is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, holds the Alspach endowed chair, and is the founding director of the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics at UC San Diego. He also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UCSD. As a graduate student, Krstic won the UC Santa Barbara best dissertation award and student best paper awards at CDC and ACC. Krstic has been elected Fellow of seven scientific societies - IEEE, IFAC, ASME, SIAM, AAAS, IET (UK), and AIAA (Assoc. Fellow) - and is a foreign member of the Academy of Engineering of Serbia. He has received the ASME Oldenburger Medal, Nyquist Lecture Prize, Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award, Ragazzini Education Award, Chestnut textbook prize, the PECASE, NSF Career, and ONR Young Investigator awards, the Axelby and Schuck paper prizes, and the first UCSD Research Award given to an engineer. Krstic has also been awarded the Springer Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley, the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Invitation Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and honorary professorships from four universities in China. He serves as Senior Editor in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica, as editor of two Springer book series, and has served as Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society and as chair of the IEEE CSS Fellow Committee. Krstic has coauthored twelve books on adaptive, nonlinear, and stochastic control, extremum seeking, control of PDE systems including turbulent flows, and control of delay systems.
We hope you find the list of books suggested by Professor Krstic useful.
Today we are very excited to publish a list of books from a world-renowned expert in Power Electronics. Professor Bimal Bose has kindly sent us his list of favorite books in power electronics. Here is a short biography of Professor Bose:
Professor emeritus of power electronics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, D. Phil, Calcutta University
Dr. Bose held the Condra Chair of Excellence (Endowed Chair Professor) in Power Electronics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1987, where he was responsible for teaching and the research program in power electronics and motor drives. Concurrently, he was the Distinguished Scientist (1989-2000) and the Chief Scientist (1987-1989) of EPRI-Power Electronics Applications Center, Knoxville, TN. Prior to this, he was a Research Engineer in the General Electric Corporate Research and Development (now GE Global Research Center), Schenectady, NY, for 11 years (1976-1987), an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY for five years (1971-1976), and a faculty member at Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU)(formerly Bengal Engineering College), India for 11 years (1960-1971). He is specialized in power electronics and motor drives area, and has given extensive contributions in power converters, PWM techniques, electric/hybrid vehicle drives, microprocessor/DSP control, system simulation, renewable energy systems, and application of artificial intelligence techniques (expert system, fuzzy logic and neural network) in power electronics and drives systems. He served as a visiting professor in Federal University of Mato Grosso Sul (1989), Brazil; Aalborg University (1997), Denmark; Padova University (2003), Italy; Sevilla University (2008), Spain; and European Ph.D. School (2010), Italy. He has been power electronics consultant in a large number of industries. Dr. Bose has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers and holds 21 U.S. patents. He has authored/edited seven books in power electronics: Power Electronics and Motor Drives – Advances and Trends (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006), Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 2001), Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives (Wiley/IEEE Press, 1997), Modern Power Electronics (IEEE Press, 1992), Microcomputer Control of Power Electronics and Drives (IEEE Press, 1987), and Adjustable Speed AC Drive Systems (IEEE Press, 1981). The books have been translated in several foreign languages. “Dr. Bimal K. Bose: A Reference for Generations – globally promoted power electronics, not only by his research publications and books, but also through his endless tutorial presentations, invited seminars, IEEE Distinguished Lectures and keynote addresses throughout the world” – comments IEEE IES Magazine Editor (June 2009). The IEEE IE Society Magazine (June 2009) honored him by publishing a “Special Issue Honoring Dr. Bimal Bose and Celebrating His Contributions in Power Electronics” with his photo on front cover.
Dr. Bose has served the IEEE in various capacities, including Member of the IEEE Awards Board, Member of the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Committee, Chairman of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Power Electronics Council, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE IECON Power Electronics Chairman, Chairman of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Industrial Power Converter Committee, IAS Member of the Neural Network Council, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Medals Council, Vice-Chair of the IAS Distinguished Lecture Program, Member of IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, Member of IEEE Lamme Medal Committee, Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, and Member of IEEE Spectrum Advisory Board. He was the Guest Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE (Special Issue of Power Electronics and Motion Control, August 1994), and Special Section Editor of IEEE Transactions of Industrial Electronics (Neural Network Applications in Power Electronics and Motor Drives, February 2006). Dr. Bose has B.E. degree in 1956 from BESU, India, M.S. degree in 1960 from University of Wisconsin, Madison,, and D. Phil degree in 1966 from Calcutta University.
We have added three new subjects under Stanford University. There are:
The books that we have reported in these sections are or have been used at department of computer science at Stanford University. We hope you find the list useful and as always we love to hear from you.
The great news today is that we have received a list of fantastic books in Computer Networking from a world-renowned expert, Professor Leonard Kleinrock of UCLA. Here is a short biography of this wonderful expert:
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. MIT
Professor Leonard Kleinrock is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT in the period from 1960-1962. The birth of the Internet occurred in his UCLA laboratory (3420 Boelter Hall) when his Host computer became the first node of the Internet in September 1969 and it was from there that he directed the transmission of the first message to pass over the Internet on October 29, 1969.
Dr. Kleinrock received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1963. He has served as a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles since then, serving as Chairman of the department from 1991-1995. He received his BEE degree from CCNY in 1957. and his MS degree from MIT in 1959. He is also the recipient of a number of Honorary Doctorates. He was the first President and Co-founder of Linkabit Corporation, the co-founder of Nomadix, Inc., and Founder and Chairman of TTI/Vanguard, an advanced technology forum organization. He has published over 250 papers and authored six books on a wide array of subjects, including packet switching networks, packet radio networks, local area networks, broadband networks, gigabit networks, nomadic computing, intelligent software agents, performance evaluation, and peer-to-peer networks. During his tenure at UCLA, Dr. Kleinrock has supervised the research for 48 Ph.D. students and numerous M.S. students. These former students now form a core group of the world’s most advanced networking experts.
Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an IEEE fellow, an ACM fellow, an INFORMS fellow, an IEC fellow a Guggenheim fellow, and a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He is recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Science, the L.M. Ericsson Prize, the NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Marconi International Fellowship Award, the Dan David Prize, the Okawa Prize, the IEEE Internet Millennium Award, the ORSA Lanchester Prize, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the NEC Computer and Communications Award, the Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award, the CCNY Townsend Harris Medal, the CCNY Electrical Engineering Award, the UCLA Outstanding Faculty Member Award, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the UCLA Faculty Research Lecturer, the INFORMS President’s Award, the ICC Prize Paper Award, the IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award, and the IEEE Harry M. Goode Award.
Today we are very excited to announce that we have received great list of books from a world-renowned expert in Wireless Communications. Professor Andreas Molisch of USC has kindly sent us list of some great Wireless Communications, Mobile and Signal Processing books. Here is a short biography of Professor Molisch:
Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, D.Sc. and Ph.D. - Technical University Vienna (Austria)
Andreas F. Molisch received the Dipl. Ing., Dr. techn., and habilitation degrees from the Technical University Vienna (Austria) in 1990, 1994, and 1999, respectively. Since 2009, he is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, where he heads the Wireless Devices and Systems (WiDeS) group. Since 2011, he is also co-director of the Communications Sciences Institute (CSI).
Dr. Molisch is Area Editor for Antennas and Propagation of the IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., Division Editor for the Journal of Communications and Networking and co-editor of special issues of several journals. Dr. Molisch is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the IET, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, as well as a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Here are some of his major awards:
- 2012 Eric Sumner Award of the IEEE (Technical Field Award of IEEE)
- 2012 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE Vehicular Technology Society)
- 2011 Elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
- 2011 Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award of the IEEE
- 2010 James Evans Avant-Garde Award of IEEE Vehciular Technology Society
- 2010 Okawa Research Grant, Okawa Foundation
- 2010 Appointed honorary Guest Professor (and 111 scholar) by Beihan University, Beijing, China
- 2009 Wireless Educator of the Year by Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC)
- 2008 Elected Fellow of the IET (formerly IEE)
- 2007 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
- 2007 Hatsuhon-Award of Mitsubishi Electric (for contributions to wireless standards)
- 2006 Neal Shepherd Memorial Award of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
- 2005 Elected Fellow of the IEEE
- 2001 INGVAR award of the Swedish Strategic Research Foundation (for work on propagation channels)
- 2000 Appointed Senior Member of the IEEE.
- 1999 Kardinal-Innitzer-Award (for the work on unequalized mobile radio systems).
- 1991 GIT Award of the Austrian Society of Electrical Engineering (for work on the Wiener-Hopf method)
For a more detailed biography please check this link.
Today we have added an interesting blog post (under the “facts” section) regarding some of the famous MIT graduates. The list contains some of the very well known individuals such is Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Buzz Aldrin, the second person who walked on the Moon and Drew Houston the founder of Dropbox. This is an interesting article and shows a glimpse of how impactful MIT has been, enjoy.
We are very excited to announce that Professor Fawwaz Ulaby of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has kindly provided great list of books in the following areas: Electromagnetics, Antenna, Radar, and GPS. Here is a short biography of Professor Ulaby:
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin
Professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby is the Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, where he had also served as Vice President for Research from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of IEEE and AAAS, and serves on several scientific boards and commissions.
Since joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1984, Professor Ulaby has directed numerous interdisciplinary, NASA-funded projects aimed at the development of high-resolution satellite radar sensors for mapping Earth’s terrestrial environment. He also served as the founding Director of a NASA-funded Center for Space Terahertz Technology, whose research was aimed at the development of microelectronic devices and circuits that operate at vawelengths intermediate between the infrared and the microwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Over his academic career, he has supervised 115 highly motivated and talented graduate students. His publication list includes 16 books and over 700 journal articles and book chapters. Several of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages.
Here are some of his major awards:
- Elected President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society for 1979-1981.
- Elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for “Contribution to the application of radar to remote sensing for agriculture and hydrology,” 1979.
- Received the IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984.
- Elected Honorary Life Member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1991.
- Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 1995.
- Received the IEEE Millennium Medal for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions, 2000.
- Received the 2001 IEEE Electromagnetics Award.
- Received the IEEE Thomas Edison Medal, 2006.
- Received the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Education Award, 2006.
- Elected Fellow of AAAS, 2007.
- Named IEEE Life Fellow, 2008.
- IEEE James Mulligan Education Medal, 2012.
- IEEE GRS-S Special Recognition, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany.
For a more detailed list of his awards please check this link.
Today we are very excited to announce that we have received list of books from a top expert in the field of electronics. Professor Ali Niknejad is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Professor from the University of California, Berkeley. Here is a short biography of Professor Niknejad:
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. Ph.D. - UC Berkeley
Ali M. Niknejad was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the San Diego, CA at the age of 12. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997 and 2000. He is currently a professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). Prof. Niknejad is the recipient of the 2012 ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award for his textbook on electromagnetics and RF integrated circuits. He is also the co-recipient of the 2013 Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper for his work on an efficient Quadrature Digital Spatial Modulator at 60 GHz and the 2010 Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper for his work on a 90 GHz pulser with 30 GHz of bandwidth for medical imaging, and the co-recipient of the Outstanding Technology Directions Paper at ISSCC 2004 for co-developing a modeling approach for devices up to 65 GHz. He is a co-founder of HMicro and inventor of the REACH(™) technology, which has the potential to deliver robust wireless solutions to the healthcare industry. His research interests lie within the area of wireless and broadband communications and biomedical imaging. His focus areas of his research include analog, RF, mixed-signal, mm-wave circuits, device physics and compact modeling, and numerical techniques in electromagnetics. Professor Niknejad is an IEEE Fellow.
Today we are supper excited to provide you a list of books from a world-renown expert in error control coding. He is the inventor of Turbo codes. We contacted Professor Claude Berrou of Telecom-Bretagne in France and he kindly sent us a list of some fantastic books in error control coding. Here is a short biography of Professor Berrou:
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Telecom-Bretagne, France
Claude Berrou is a French Professor of Electrical Engineering at Telecom-Bretagne and is the inventor of Turbo Codes. Turbo Codes are a class of high-performance forward error correction (FEC) codes developed around 1990–91 (but first published in 1993), which were the first practical codes to closely approach the channel capacity, a theoretical maximum for the code rate at which reliable communication is still possible given a specific noise level. Turbo codes are used in 3G/4G mobile communications (e.g., in UMTS and LTE) and in (deep space) satellite communications as well as other applications where designers seek to achieve reliable information transfer over bandwidth- or latency-constrained communication links in the presence of data-corrupting noise.
Professor Berrou’s current research topics, besides algorithm/silicon interaction, are electronics and digital communications at large, error correction codes, turbo codes and iterative processing, soft-in/soft-out (probabilistic) decoders and computational neurosciences (since 2008).
Here are some of his major awards:
- The SEE Ampère Medal (1997).
- The Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation of IEEE Information Theory Society (1998), together with Alain Glavieux and Punya Thitimajshima.
- The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (2003), together with Alain Glavieux.
- The French Grand Prix France Télécom of Académie des sciences (2005).
- The Marconi Prize (2005).
- Nominated for the European Inventor of the Year Award (2006).
- Elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 2007.
- IEEE Fellow in 2008.
Today we are very excited to publish a list of some great books from a wonderful and accomplished scientist. We contacted Professor Martin E. Hellman of Stanford University and he kindly provided a list of books. Here is a short biography of Professor Hellman:
Martin E. Hellman
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, Ph.D. - Stanford
Martin E. Hellman is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is a world-renowned expert in cryptography. Hellman and Whitfield Diffie’s paper New Directions in Cryptography was published in 1976. It introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys, which went far toward solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography, key distribution. It has become known as Diffie–Hellman key exchange. Hellman has been a longtime contributor to the computer privacy debate. He and Diffie were the most prominent critics of the short key size of the Data Encryption Standard (DES) in 1975. Hellman also served (1994–96) on the National Research Council’s Committee to Study National Cryptographic Policy, whose main recommendations have since been implemented. Here are some of his major awards:
- 1981: IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award (together with Whitfield Diffie)
- 1997: he was awarded The Franklin Institute’s Louis E. Levy Medal
- 1998: Hellman was a Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation from the IEEE Information Theory Society
- 2000: he won the Marconi Prize for his invention of public-key cryptography to protect privacy on the Internet, also together with Whit Diffie
- 2010: he wone the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal
- 2011: he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
- 2011: he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum for his work, with Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle, on public key cryptography
- 2015: he won the Turing Award together with Whitfield Diffie.
Today we are happy to announce that we have added a new section in the website calledFacts. Under this new section we are going to add interesting facts and news about new books, top experts, top schools and many more. In our first post under this section for have a short study on the ranking of the universities that we have on Dorado List. Based on some websites that rank universities, we have shown why we have chosen the universities such as MIT, Stanford, Oxford and others on Dorado list. We hope that you find this section interesting and useful.
As always we love to hear your comments and feedback and if you have any suggestion on what to add to the website, please let us know by sending us an email.
We have just added list of many books under theUniversity of Cambridge. Here are the categories of the books that we have added under Cambridge:
- Power Electronics
- Computer Science
- Computer Vision
- Natural Language Processing (NLP)
We hope you find the list of books useful. As always we love to hear your comments and feedback.
When we received an answer from a legend in Information Theory, we congratulated ourselves. Professor Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) kindly responded to our request and provided us with a great list of books in Information Theory and Communications. Here is a short biography if this fantastic Information Theorist:
Shlomo Shamai (Shitz)
Professor Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) is a distinguished professor at the Department of Electrical engineering at the Technion − Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shamai is an information theorist and winner of the 2011 Shannon Award. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, in 1975, 1981 and 1986 respectively. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the International Union of Radio Science.
Here are some of his major awards:
- 1999 van der Pol Gold Medal of URSI
- 2000 co-recipient of the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award
- 2003 Joint IT/COM Societies Paper Award
- 2004 Joint IT/COM Societies Paper Award
- 2007 Information Theory Society Paper Award
- 2009 The European Commission FP7, Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications (NEWCOM++) Best Paper Award
- 2010 Thomson Reuters Award for International Excellence in Scientific Research
- 2011 Claude E. Shannon Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society
- 2014 Rothschild Prize in Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Engineering
- 2017 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal
Today we are supper excited to announce that we have received list of suggested books from a world-rekowned expert in communication. Dr. Nambi Seshadri, former CTO of Mobile & Wireless group at Broadcom, kindly sent us the list of books that he thinks are useful for us as students and engineers. Here is a short Biograghy of Dr. Seshadri:
Former CTO, Mobile & Wireless, Broadcom Corporation, Ph.D. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nambi Seshadri is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He also serves as a senior technical advisor to Quantenna Communications and a few start ups.
Prior to joining UCSD, he was with Broadcom corporation which he joined in 1999. He was the first employee dedicated to developing the company’s wireless strategy which initially began with wireless connectivity products and subsequently entered the cellular baseband market. As CTO of the Mobile Platforms and Wireless Connectivity business groups, he helped drive Broadcom’s entry into 2G and 3G cellular, mobile multimedia, low power Wi-Fi for handsets, combo chips that integrate multiple wireless connectivity technologies, GPS, 4G technologies, as well as development of a strong IPR portfolio.
Prior to joining Broadcom, he served more than 13 years with AT&T, first as a member of the technical staff in the Signal Processing Research Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories and later as Head of Communications Research at AT&T Shannon Labs. His research has been focused on developing techniques for reliable transmission of data, speech, and audio for mobile communications.
During the first few years at Bell Labs, his research collaborations resulted in novel techniques for understanding the impact of channel errors on low bit rate speech coders resulting in combined speech and channel coding and decoding solutions. In the 1990s, he co-invented space-time trellis codes with Vahid Tarokh and Robert Calderbank and their paper on this topic won the 1999 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award.
Another paper on the implementation of a modem based on space-time coding (co-authored with Tarokh, Calderbank and Ayman Naguib) was selected by IEEE Communications Society in 2002 as one of the 50 most influential works published by IEEE Communications Society in its first 50 years - The Best of Best: 50 Years of Communications and Networking Research.
These and additional works on space-time codes from AT&T and other institutions resulted in the rapid establishment of space-time codes as an important area of wireless communications.
He also helped drive adoption of hybrid ARQ in EDGE cellular transmission as a technique for robust link adaptation.
Nambi received a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communications from Regional Engineering College (now called NITT), Tiruchirapalli, India, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He is a Member of National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE, Distinguished alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, India and holds more than 75 patents.
Today we are happy to announce that we have added new books that are being or have been used at Oxford. The books are in the following categories:
- Signals and Systems
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Architecture
- Computer Graphics
We hope you find the new list useful. As always we love to hear from you. Please send us your comments and suggestions, and name of top experts whom you think we should ask for book list suggestions.
Today we are super excited to announce that we have received list of books from one of the great American scientist icons. When you see the list of his accomplishments, you would agree that he is a true legend. Professor Carver Mead has been very kind to us and encouraged us to continue working on Dorado List and he thinks this is a useful service to the scientific community. Here is a short biography of this wonderful pioneer:
Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Ph.D. - Caltech
A pioneer of modern microelectronics, Carver Mead has made contributions to the development and design of semiconductors, digital chips, and silicon compilers, technologies which form the foundations of modern very-large-scale integration chip design. In the 1980s, he focused on electronic modeling of human neurology and biology, creating “neuromorphic electronic systems.” Mead has been involved in the founding of more than 20 companies. In 1960, he was the first person to describe and demonstrate a three-terminal solid-state device based on the operating principles of electron tunneling and hot-electron transport. In 1966, Mead designed the first gallium arsenide gate field-effect transistor using a Schottky barrier diode to isolate the gate from the channel. Mead is credited by Gordon Moore with coining the term Moore’s law. In 1968, Mead demonstrated, contrary to common assumptions, that as transistors decreased in size, they would not become more fragile or hotter or more expensive or slower. Rather, he argued that transistors would get faster, better, cooler and cheaper as they were miniaturized. Mead was the first to predict the possibility of storing millions of transistors on a chip. Mead was one of the first researchers to investigate techniques for very-large-scale integration, designing and creating high-complexity microchips. He taught the world’s first VLSI design course, at Caltech in 1970. He co-authored the landmark text “Introduction to VLSI systems”, published in 1979. This was A pioneering textbook, it has been used in VLSI integrated circuit education all over the world for decades. Mead and his Ph.D. student David L. Johannsen created the first silicon compiler, capable of taking a user’s specifications and automatically generating an integrated circuit. Next, he worked with Professor John Hopfield and Nobelist Richard Feynman, helping to create three new fields: Neural Networks, Neuromorphic Engineering, and the Physics of Computation. As the space is limited we leave interested readers to read more about this amazing scientist on his wikipedia page. Here is a list of some of his major awards:
- 2015, Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his “unparalleled commitment to excellence in academic invention.”
- 2011, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award of Information and Communication Technologies “… for his influential thinking in silicon technology. His work has enabled the development of the microchips that drive the electronic devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, DVD players) ubiquitous in our daily lives.”
- 2005, Progress Medal of the Royal Photographic Society
- 2002, National Medal of Technology
- 2002, Fellow of the Computer History Museum “for his contributions in pioneering the automation, methodology and teaching of integrated circuit design”.
- 2001, Dickson Prize in Science
- 1999, Lemelson-MIT Prize
- 1997, Allen Newell Award, Association for Computing Machinery
- 1996, John Von Neumann Medal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- 1996, Phil Kaufman Award for his impact on electronic design industry
- 1992, Award for Outstanding Research, International Neural Network Society
- 1985, John Price Wetherill Medal from The Franklin Institute, with Lynn Conway
- 1985, Harry H. Goode Memorial Award, American Federation of Information Processing Societies
- 1984, Harold Pender Award, with Lynn Conway
- 1981, Award for Achievement from Electronics Magazine, with Lynn Conway
- 1971, T.D. Callinan Award, In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the literature of dielectrics.”
We are sue you will find his list very interesting, useful and exciting. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and introduce other great scientists and we try to contact them and ask for great list of books.
Today we are happy to announce that we have added more list of books to the list of books that are being or have been used at USC. We have added books in the following categories:
- Computer Security
- Artificial Intelligence
We hope you find the list of books that are being used or have been used at USC helpful. As usual we love to hear your comments and suggestions, please kindly send us an email and we try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Today we are very excited to announce that we have added one more university to the list of top universities and that is the University of Cambridge, which is one of the top universities in the UK and in the world. For now we have added books that are being used or have been used at Cambridge in the following categories:
- Discrete Math
- Computer Graphics
- Operating Systems
We hope you find the list of books that are being used or have been used at the University of Cambridge useful.
Today we are happy to report that we have added new list of electrical engineering books under UCLA link. The new categories that we have added are:
There you will see list of books that are being used as a reference in these categories at UCLA.
Today we are extremely happy to be able to post the list suggested by a world-renowned expert in Analog Electronics. Professor Boris Murmann of Stanford university kindly accepted to send us his list of favorite books. Here is a short biography of this wonderful expert:
Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. Ph.D. - UC Berkeley
Boris Murmann is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 2004 after completing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Microelectronics, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Since 2004, he has worked as a consultant with numerous Silicon Valley companies. Dr. Murmann’s research interests are in mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on sensor interfaces, data converters and custom circuits for statistical inference. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuits Symposium and a recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award in 2009 and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2012. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, as well as the Data Converter Subcommittee Chair and the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He is the founding Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford SystemX Alliance and the faculty director of Stanford’s System Prototyping Facility (SPF). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Today we have added a lot of books under Princeton University.
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Today we are extremely happy and honored to show you the list of books suggested by one of the Signal Processing icons, someone whom many of us have known for many years and have read his books both in undergrad and graduate years. Professor Alan V. Oppenheim of MIT is not only a great scholar and a fantastic teacher, but also has been extremely kind to us by his encouragements as well as his very intelligent suggestions. We are very thankful for his kindness and help. Please see his suggestions under Signal Processing and Math. Here is a short biography of him:
Alan V. Oppenheim
Ford Professor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), MIT. Sc.D. - MIT
Professor Alan V. Oppenheim is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1961 and the Sc.D. degree in 1964, all in electrical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University.
In 1964, Professor Oppenheim joined the faculty at MIT, where he is currently Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Since 1967 he has been affiliated with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and since 1977 with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests are in the general area of signal processing and its applications. He is coauthor of the widely used textbooks Digital Signal Processing, Discrete-Time Signal Processing which is in it’s third edition and Signals and Systems which is in it’s second edition. He is also editor of several advanced books on signal processing.
Dr. Oppenheim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sackler Fellow at Tel Aviv University and a MacVicar Fellow at MIT. He has received a number of awards for outstanding research and teaching, including the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, the IEEE Centennial Medal, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has received the Society Award, the Technical Achievement Award and the Senior Award of the IEEE Society on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. He has also received a number of awards at MIT for excellence in teaching, including the Bose Award and the Everett Moore Baker Award.
Today we are extremely happy and honored to post the list suggested by an icon in the field of Signal Processing. When we received a response from Professor Bernard Widrow of Stanford university we all jumped up, and we knew that Dorado List is going in the right directions. We are sure many people in the EE field know or have heard of Professor Widrow. Here is a short biography of this wonderful expert:
Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University. Ph.D. - MIT
Bernard Widrow (born December 24, 1929) is a U.S. Professor Emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford University. He is the co-inventor of the Widrow–Hoff least mean squares filter (LMS) adaptive algorithm with his then doctoral student Ted Hoff. The LMS algorithm led to the ADALINE and MADALINE artificial neural networks and to the backpropagation technique. He made other fundamental contributions to the development of signal processing in the fields of geophysics, adaptive antennas, and adaptive filtering. Here is a list of some of his honors:
- Elected Fellow IEEE, 1976
- Elected Fellow AAAS, 1980
- IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984
- IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, 1986
- IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Medal, 1991
- Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, 1995
- IEEE Signal Processing Society Award, 1999
- IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000
- Benjamin Franklin Medal, 2001
Note the above biography is based on this this link.
Today we are happy to announce that we have added more lists to our website. Now under all the universities there are some book categories filled with list of books. Again, this is a work in progress but we are updating and increasing the number of lists almost daily. Here is what we added today:
Under USC we added these fields:
- Operating System
We added the following fields under Oxford:
- Machine Learning
- Computer Vision
In order to improve the lists, you can help us by suggesting top experts in different fields. Please send us an email and let us know who do you think is a top expert in a field that you are familiar with. We will do some investigation to see if that person is really a top expert and then try to contact her/him to ask for a book list.
Today we added some lists to the UCLA and USC links. This is not complete by any means but as we go we add more and more stuff to the lists so check back often and see what we have added. If you want to be notified automatically send us a message with notify in the subject line.
Under UCLA these are some fields that we added today:
- Digital Logic
- Machine Learning
- Artificial Intelligence
- Monte Carlo Methods
- Computer Vision
Under USC these are some fields that we added today:
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Networks
- Information Retrieval
We hope you find the site useful and we love to hear your comments and feedback.
Today we have added list of some of the books that are being used at Harvard. The lists are not complete, but we are gathering data on a daily basis and will update the site very often. So check back soon to see what has been added.
Our other announcement is that we have received a lot of messages, comments, suggestions and encouragements from our readers. First of all we would like to say a big thanks to you all. Your messages makes us very happy and proud, and your suggestions will help us improve our website. There are a few points that we would like to make:
The layout and the user interface of the website
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Not very experts on the website yet
As we have just started the website, we recognize that there are not many experts and their lists on our website yet, but for sure we will increase the number of lists suggested by top experts in a regular basis. We have contacted a number of experts and are waiting for their responses. We will contact more experts soon, and this will be an ongoing effort, so check back often. If you know a top expert personally, and you can refer us to her/him, we would really appreciate it. Please send us a message, telling us the name of the expert. We will do some research to see if s/he is a top expert and if so we will contact that expert for a list of books.
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Today we are very happy to announce that we have received list of suggested books by one of the most famous top experts in the field of error control coding, Professor Shu Lin.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis. Ph.D. - Rice University
Professor Lin is currently an Adjunct Professor at University of California, Davis, California. He has published at least 800 technical papers in prestigious refereed technical journals and international conference proceedings. He is the author of the book, An Introduction to Error-Correcting Codes (Englewood Cliff, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970). He also co-authored (with D. J. Costello) the book, Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1st edition, 1982, 2nd edition, 2004), the book (with T. Kasami, T. Fujiwara, and M. Fossorier), Trellises and Trellis-Based Decoding Algorithms, (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic, 1998), and the book, Channel Codes: Classical and Modern (Cambridge University Press 2009).
Dr. Lin was elected to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Fellow in 1980 and Life Fellow in 2000. In 1996, he was a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for U.S. Senior Scientists and a recipient of the IEEE Third-Millennium Medal, 2000. In 2007, he was a recipient of The Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory.
Today we have added the list of books suggested by a top expert in the area of Electronics. Dr. Hooman Darabi of Broadcom has kindly sent us his list of suggested books.
Senior Technical Director and Fellow at Broadcom. Ph.D. - UCLA
Dr. Darabi is a well known expert in the field of analog and RF IC design for wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Broadcom Fellow and has authored/co-authored a number of books. Currently he is a Senior Technical Director at Broadcom Limited and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of University of California, Los Angeles.
Today we added list of many books used by professors at the University of Toronto (UofT). The list includes books in categories such as Analog Electronics, DSP, Control theory and many more. You can click on each book image to go to Amazon and see full details of that book. We are working to add more books to the UofT list of books, so please come back often and check the list, or you can send us an email and ask us to add you to the list of people who will get notified when new books are added to our lists.
Today we added list of suggested books by two world-renowned experts, one in communications and one in electronics. Professor Behzad Razavi of UCLA and Professor Hamid Jafarkhani of UC Irvine kindly accepted our request and sent us their list. Here is a short biography for each of these experts:
Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. Ph.D. - Stanford
Behzad Razavi is a professor and researcher of electrical and electronic engineering. Noted for his research in communications circuitry, Razavi is the director of the Communication Circuits Laboratory at the University of California Los Angeles. He is a Fellow and a distinguished lecturer for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Among his awards, Razavi is a two-time recipient of the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 1994 and 2001 International Solid-State Circuits Conferences. He is the author/editor of seven books and is recognized as one of the top 10 authors in the 50-year history of ISSCC.
Chancellor’s Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine. Ph.D. - University of Maryland at College Park
Hamid Jafarkhani is a Chancellor’s Professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. His research focuses on communications theory, particularly coding and wireless communications and networks. Within the wireless communications field, Jafarkhani is best known for his contributions to two seminal papers which established the field of space–time block coding, published whilst working for AT&T. The first of these, “Space–time block codes from orthogonal designs”, established the theoretical basis for space–time block codes and the second, “Space–time block coding for wireless communications: performance results”, provided numerical analysis of the performance of the first such codes. Jafarkhani received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in January 2003. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an associate editor of IEEE Communications Letters. Jafarkhani is the author of “Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice”. He is one of the Top 10 Most Cited Researchers in Computer Science according to the ISI web of science.
Dorado List is live. We just released our website, we hope that you enjoy it and find it useful. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Over time we try to contact more top experts and ask for the list of the books they think are great reference books. We also will work to find more books that are thought in top universities and add them to our website over time.