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SCE Professor develops new energy analysis algorithm

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????A new technology developed in NTU could help companies and factories cut their energy bills by as much as 10 per cent. The new algorithm which can analyse energy consumption by tapping on computer chip sensors already found in equipment such as computers, servers, air conditioning systems and industrial machinery; extract all readily available data and turn them into useful analytics is developed by SCE Asst Prof Wen Yonggang and licensed by NTU-incubated Evercomm Singapore. Evercomm co-founder and NTU EEE alumnus Ted Chen (holding their wireless chip in the photo) who worked with Prof Wen to commercialise the technology, said: “With NTU’s new analytic engine, … large semi-conductor factories and campuses could save up to S$1 million a year without a need to change much of their hardware, and instead, tune their operation and time their energy usage.”  See the full report here.

How do I get full-text from Google Scholar???

Here is a common problem you face when using Google Scholar – you discover an article you would like to read, click on the link but are challenged with a login box or are asked to purchase the article.  When that happens, you would need to search for the article again from our library-subscribed e-journals and databases to get the full-text.

To make it seamless for NTU staff and students to access library resources while they are using Google Scholar, Library has implemented FindIt@NTU, an OpenURL link, in Google Scholar. This link on Google Scholar connects users to full-text articles from e-resources subscribed by NTU Libraries without the need for users to leave the Google Scholar interface.

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Upon clicking FindIt@NTU, you will see a page with a link to full-text of the article.


Enter your network ID and password for authentication.


You may now download the full-text from the publisher or the database site.


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Network Information Theory

Title: Network Information Theory

Author: El Gamal, Abbas; Kim, Young-Han

Call number: TK5105.5.E37n

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This comprehensive treatment of network information theory and its applications provides the first unified coverage of both classical and recent results. With an approach that balances the introduction of new models and new coding techniques, readers are guided through Shannon’s point-to-point information theory, single-hop networks, multihop networks, and extensions to distributed computing, secrecy, wireless communication, and networking. Elementary mathematical tools and techniques are used throughout, requiring only basic knowledge of probability, whilst unified proofs of coding theorems are based on a few simple lemmas, making the text accessible to newcomers. Key topics covered include successive cancellation and superposition coding, MIMO wireless communication, network coding, and cooperative relaying. Also covered are feedback and interactive communication, capacity approximations and scaling laws, and asynchronous and random access channels. This book is ideal for use in the classroom, for self-study, and as a reference for researchers and engineers in industry and academia.

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New title for Information and Computing Systems

Title: Digital & Analog Communication Systems (8th Edition)

Author: Couch, Leon W.

Call number: TK5101.C853 2013

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For junior- to senior-level introductory communication systems courses for undergraduates, or an introductory graduate course. A useful resource for electrical engineers.

This revision of Couch’s authoritative text provides the latest treatment of digital communication systems. The author balances coverage of both digital and analog communication systems, with an emphasis on design. Readers will gain a working knowledge of both classical mathematical and personal computer methods to analyze, design, and simulate modern communication systems. MATLAB is integrated throughout.

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New title for Information and Computing Systems

Title: Creating Android Applications: Develop and Design

Author: Haseman, Chris

Call number: QA76.59.H347

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Capturing more than half of the global smartphone market, Google’s Android mobile platform offers a vibrant and growing marketplace for developers. In this book, Android programming expert Chris Haseman shows you how to use the powerful set of Android tools to begin writing the next generation of Android applications. Chris provides a complete introduction to developing for Google’s mobile OS, offering tons of insights and hard-earned advice. After a tour of how to install and configure the Android SDK and Eclipse IDE, you jump right in, building your first Android project. Chris starts off with how to use the major building blocks to create an intuitive and good-looking interface. Next, he shows you how to retrieve data and how to use lists to display data. Chris then explores how to use services—important, and often under-utilized, components of the Android platform. Chris examines how to handle media and location services before showing you how to write applications for the Android ecosystem.

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