I’ll be heading to DC for a meeting on Bibliometrics and Research Assessment organized by Chris Belter of NIH. So, bibliometrics services, long in place in other parts of the world, will soon be a service that we’ll try here at Carnegie Mellon. We’ll probably work closely in some way with the University of Pittsburgh.

I believe our Research Data Management efforts are poised to really take off as well. The big difficulty seems to be how to maintain these efforts at a high level of quality.

]]>The Infinity Puzzle : Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe / Frank Close. New York: Basic, 2011. QC174.45.C56 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Puzzle-Quantum-Orderly-Universe/dp/0465021441/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345142170&sr=1-1&keywords=Infinity+Puzzle+%3A+Quantum+Field+Theory+and+the+Hunt+for+an+Orderly+Universe

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems : Organisms, Ecosystems, the Earth / Ichiro Aoki. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012. QC318.E57A65X 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Entropy-Principle-Development-Complex-Systems/dp/0123914930/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345137282&sr=8-1&keywords=Entropy+Principle+for+the+Development+of+Complex+Biotic+Systems+%3A+Organisms%2C+Ecosystems%2C+the+Earth

NMR Spectroscopy of Polymers: Innovative Strategies for Complex Macromolecules / Edited by H.N. Cheng, Tetsuo Asakura, and Alan D. English. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2011. QC463.P5N58 2011 http://www.amazon.com/NMR-Spectroscopy-Polymers-Innovative-Macromolecules/dp/0841226679/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345137493&sr=1-1&keywords=NMR+Spectroscopy+of+Polymers%3A+Innovative+Strategies+for+Complex+Macromolecules

Electronic and Nuclear Dynamics in Molecular Systems / Yuichi Fujimura and Hirofumi Sakai. Singapore: World Scientific, 2011. QC689.5.L35F85X 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Nuclear-Dynamics-Molecular-Systems/dp/9812837221/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345137653&sr=1-1&keywords=Electronic+and+Nuclear+Dynamics+in+Molecular+Systems

The Rise of Nuclear Fear / Spencer R. Weart. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2012. QC773.W44 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Nuclear-Fear-Spencer-Weart/dp/0674052331/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345141996&sr=1-1&keywords=Rise+of+Nuclear+Fear

Particles and Fundamental Interactions : An Introduction to Particle Physics / Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli and Maurizo Spurio. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. QC793.2.B73 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Particles-Fundamental-Interactions-Introduction-Undergraduate/dp/9400724632/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345137891&sr=1-2&keywords=Particles+and+Fundamental+Interactions+%3A+An+Introduction+to+Particle+Physics

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Volume 171 / Edited by Peter W. Hawkes. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic, 2012. QC793.5.E62A3 VOL. 171 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Advances-Imaging-Electron-Physics-171/dp/0123942977/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345141451&sr=1-1&keywords=Advances+in+Imaging+and+Electron+Physics%2C+Volume+171

Fowler-Nordheim Field Emission: Effects in Semiconductor Nanostructures / Sitangshu Bhattacharya and Kamakhya Prasad Ghatak. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012. QC793.5.E627B43 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Fowler-Nordheim-Field-Emission-Semiconductor-Nanostructures/dp/3642204929/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345141635&sr=1-1&keywords=Fowler-Nordheim+Field+Emission%3A+Effects+in+Semiconductor+Nanostructures

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The Sorrells Library is hosting a robot from our Robotics Institute. The Robot will be learning our floor plan, sometimes used in a teleo-operated mode, and (we hope) interact with people in the library. He’ll be spending more time in the library in the near future. Now this is a transition, eh?!! Find out more about the Cobots in general at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~coral/projects/cobot/.

]]>Crafting Your Research Future: A Guide to Successful Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Science & Engineering

Synthesis Lectures on Engineering

May 2012, 168 pages, (doi:10.2200/S00412ED1V01Y201203ENG018)

Charles X. Ling

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Qiang Yang

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Abstract

What is it like to be a researcher or a scientist? For young people, including graduate students and junior faculty members in universities, how can they identify good ideas for research? How do they conduct solid research to verify and realize their new ideas? How can they formulate their ideas and research results into high-quality articles, and publish them in highly competitive journals and conferences? What are effective ways to supervise graduate students so that they can establish themselves quickly in their research careers? In this book, Ling and Yang answer these questions in a step-by-step manner with specific and concrete examples from their first-hand research experience.

Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / Preface / Basics of Research / Goals of Ph.D. Research / Getting Started: Finding New Ideas and Organizing Your Plans / Conducting Solid Research / Writing and Publishing Papers / Misconceptions and Tips for Paper Writing / Writing and Defending a Ph.D. Thesis / Life After Ph.D. / Summary / References / Author Biographies

Critical Acclaim for Crafting Your Research Future

“Ling and Yang summarize the practical aspects of the expectations for the modern graduate student. They will all benefit.” — Randy Goebel, University of Alberta

“It will be tremendously useful to post-docs and graduate students alike (and perhaps even some junior faculty!).” — Adrian M. Owen, Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair, Western University

“Want to have a successful research career? This is a nice guide and companion!” — Jiawei Han, Abel Bliss Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

]]>“The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the implementation of Mobile Pairing for all of its electronic products – MathSciNet, eJournals and eBooks.

Mobile Pairing allows authorized users to ‘pair’ their mobile devices – tablets, laptops, smartphones – with their host institution’s subscriptions/electronic purchases. Once ‘paired’, the user will have access to AMS electronic products without having to be connected to the host institution’s network. The pairing will last for 90days.

For more information about Mobile Pairing, please visit http://www.ams.org/publications/mobilepairing.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Lori

Lori Sprague

Manager, Sales Administration

American Mathematical Society

201 Charles Street

Providence, RI 02904

las@ams.org

401-455-4064

This announcement was followed by a note to the PAMNET listserv by Jill Lagerstrom that made us aware of Annual Reviews providing a similar service:

“Hi PAM and Happy Friday to you all.

I just ran into this for the first time today:

If you have a mobile device, you can “pair” it with an institutional subscription to Annual Reviews. Once you do this, you can have off-network access for six months. Are any other institutional content providers doing this? Am I the only one who didn’t know about this? I haven’t tried it yet…

Instructions are here:

https://www.annualreviews.org/action/mobileDevicePairingLogin

Jill

—

Jill Lagerstrom

Chief Librarian

Space Telescope Science Institute Library

3700 San Martin Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218

Lagerstrom@stsci.edu<mailto:Lagerstrom@stsci.edu>

410 338 4961″

Then Christina Pikas wrote:

“You can do it with Web of Science, too. http://wokinfo.com/about/mobile/

I didn’t know this until someone from there posted in a comment on my blog.”

Then there was a mention that IOP had a Mobile Pairing product. SPIE and SIAM will soon have this new service. So, rev up those smart phones and tablets! The summer of 2012 is almost here!

]]>How to build a fully functional Star Trek Starship Enterprise in 20 years – Electronic Products.

]]>Mapping of Parent Hamiltonians : From Abelian and non-Abelian Quantum Hall States to Exact Models of Critical Spin Chains / Martin Greiter. Berlin: Springer, 2011. QC1.S797 VOL. 244 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Mapping-Parent-Hamiltonians-non-Abelian-Critical/dp/3642243835/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336418373&sr=1-1

Semiclassical Approach to Mesoscopic Systems : Classical Trajectory Correlations and Wave Interference / Daniel Waltner. Berlin: Springer, 2012. QC1.S797 VOL. 245 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Semiclassical-Approach-Mesoscopic-Systems-Correlations/dp/3642245277/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336418501&sr=1-1

Mathematical Physics : With Partial Differential Equations / James R. Kirkwood. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic, 2013. QC20.7.D5K57 2013 http://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Physics-Partial-Differential-Equations/dp/0123869110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336418660&sr=1-1

Particle Swarm Optimisation : Classical and Quantum Perspectives / Jun Sun, Choi-Hong Lai, and Xiao-Jun Wu. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2012. QC20.7.M27S86 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Particle-Swarm-Optimisation-Perspectives-Scientific/dp/1439835764/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336418877&sr=1-1

Transport Properties of Fluids : Their Correlation, Prediction and Estimation / Jurgen Millat,John H. Dymond, and C.A. Nieto de Castro. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2005. QC151.T73 2005 http://www.amazon.com/Transport-Properties-Fluids-Correlation-Prediction/dp/0521022908/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336419063&sr=1-2

The New Quantum Age : From Bell’s Theorem to Quantum Computation and Teleportation / Andrew Whitaker. Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2012. QC174.12.W49 2012 http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Quantum-Age-Teleportation/dp/0199589135/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336419229&sr=1-1

Applied Photometry, Radiometry, and Measurements of Optical Losses / Michael Bukshtab. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. QC397.5.O77B85 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Photometry-Radiometry-Measurements-Springer-Sciences/dp/9400721641/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336419378&sr=1-1

Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics / G.F. Roach, I.G. Stratis, and A.N. Yannacopoulos. Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 2012. QC760.4.M37R63 2012 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Mathematical+Analysis+of+Deterministic+and+Stochastic+Problems+in+Complex+Media+Electromagnetics

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Volume 170 / Edited by Peter W. Hawkes. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic, 2012. QC793.5.E62A3 VOL. 170 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Advances-Imaging-Electron-Physics-Volume/dp/0123943965/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336420049&sr=1-1

]]>Unipotent and Nilpotent Classes in Simple Algebraic Groups and Lie Algebras / Martin W. Liebeck and Gary M. Seitz. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2012. QA179.L54 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Unipotent-Nilpotent-Algebraic-Mathematical-Monographs/dp/0821869205/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336414519&sr=1-1

Linear Algebra : Concepts and Applications / Devendra Kumar. Oxford, UK: Alpha Science, 2012. QA184.2.K86X 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Linear-Algebra-Applications-Devendra-Kumar/dp/1842657062/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336414641&sr=1-1

Probability Approximations and Beyond / Andrew D. Barbour, Hock Peng Chan, and David Siegmund, Editors. New York: Springer, 2012. QA221.P76X 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Probability-Approximations-Beyond-Lecture-Statistics/dp/1461419654/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336414831&sr=1-1

The Art of Readable Code : Simple and Practical Techniques for Writing Better Code / Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly, 2012. QA268.B67X 2012 http://www.amazon.com/The-Readable-Code-Dustin-Boswell/dp/0596802293/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336415949&sr=1-1

Boolean Functions in Coding Theory and Cryptography / O.A. Logachev, A.A. Salnikov, and V.V. Yashchenko. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2011. QA268.L6413 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Functions-Cryptography-Translations-Mathematical-Monographs/dp/0821846809/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336415108&sr=1-2

Associated Sequences, Demimartingales and Nonparametric Inference / B.L.S. Prakasa Rao. Basel: Birkhauser, 2012. QA273.P73X 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Associated-Demimartingales-Nonparametric-Probability-Applications/dp/3034802390/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336415317&sr=1-1

Density Ratio Estimation in Machine Learning / Masashi Sugiyama, Taiji Suzuki, and Takafumi Kanamori. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2012. QA276.8.S84 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Density-Ratio-Estimation-Machine-Learning/dp/0521190177/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336415476&sr=1-1

Higher Order Derivatives / Satya N. Mukhopadhyay in collaboration with P.S. Bullen. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2012. QA325.M85 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Derivatives-Monographs-Surveys-Applied-Mathematics/dp/1439880476/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336415661&sr=1-1

Finite-Field Wavelets : With Applications in Cryptography and Coding / Faramarz Fekri and Farshid Delgosha. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2011. QA403.3.F45 2011

Introduction to Heat Potential Theory / Neil A. Watson. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2012. QA404.7.W38 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Potential-Mathematical-Surveys-Monographs/dp/0821849980/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336416424&sr=1-1

The Ambient Metric / Charles Fefferman and C. Robin Graham. Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 2012. QA609.F44 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Metric-AM-178-Mathematics-Studies/dp/0691153132/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336416580&sr=1-1

Frames and Locales : Topology Without Points / Jorge Picado and Ales Pultr. Basel: Birkhauser, 2012. QA611.P53X 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Frames-Locales-Topology-Frontiers-Mathematics/dp/303480153X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336416706&sr=1-1

Compact Moduli Spaces and Vector Bundles / Valery Alexeev, et al., Editors. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2012. QA612.63.C65 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Compact-Moduli-Bundles-Contemporary-Mathematics/dp/0821868993/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336416839&sr=1-6

Variational Problems in Differential Geometry / Edited by Roger Bielawski, Kevin Houston, and Martin Speight. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2012. QA641.V37 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Variational-Problems-Differential-Geometry-Mathematical/dp/0521282748/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336417263&sr=1-2

Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems : A Vector Dissipative Systems Approach / Wassim M. Haddad and Sergey G. Nersesov. Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 2011. QA871.H15 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Stability-Control-Large-Scale-Dynamical-Systems/dp/0691153469/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336417402&sr=1-1

]]>Agency sets standards for the electric vehicle – Electronic Products.

The link to the standard itself is toward the bottom of the article. They are asking for feedback, so digest and share your thoughts with them if you’re so inclined.

]]>The Geometry of Physics : An Introduction, 3rd ed / Theodore Frankel. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2012. QC20.7.D52F73 2012 http://www.amazon.com/The-Geometry-Physics-An-Introduction/dp/1107602602/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332353714&sr=1-3

Solid State Physics, Volume 62 / Robert E. Camley and Robert L. Stamps, Editors. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011. QC173.S477 VOL. 62 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Solid-State-Physics-Volume-62/dp/0123742935/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332353891&sr=1-1

The Wonderful World of Relativity : A Precise Guide for the General Reader / Andrew M. Steane. Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2011. QC173.57.S74 2011 http://www.amazon.com/The-Wonderful-World-Relativity-precise/dp/0199694613/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332353411&sr=1-1

Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines, 2nd ed / Jim Al-Khalili. Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2012. QC173.59.S65A4 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Black-Wormholes-Machines-Second-Edition/dp/1439885591/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332354043&sr=1-1

Advances in Heat Transfer, Volume 43 / Edited by Young I. Cho and George A. Greene. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic, 2011. QC320.A1A3 VOL. 43 2011 http://www.amazon.com/Advances-Heat-Transfer-Volume-43/dp/0123815290/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332354189&sr=1-1

Single-Molecule Biophysics : Experiment and Theory / Edited by Tamiki Komatsuzaki et al. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2012. QD453.A27 VOL. 146 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Advances-Chemical-Physics-Molecule-Biophysics/dp/1118057805/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332354334&sr=1-1

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 147 / Edited by Stuart A. Rice and Aaron R. Dinner. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2012. QD453.A27 VOL. 147 2012 http://www.amazon.com/Advances-Chemical-Physics-Volume-147/dp/1118122348/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332354483&sr=1-1

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