New Books by WPI Faculty

Cam Design and Manufacturing Handbook, 2nd Edition

Robert L. Norton

Industrial Press Inc., 2009

An indispensible resource, this book by Norton, Milton P. Higgins II Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, brings together in one volume up-to-date cam design technology, correct design and manufacturing procedures, and recent cam research results.

Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks

Edited by Alexander Wyglinski, Maziar Nekovee, and Thomas Hou

Elsevier, 2009

Co-editor Wyglinski, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, helped create this first-of-its-kind reference on the application of wireless communications and network theory to the design and implementation of cognitive radio systems and networks.

Communication Security in Wireless Sensor Networks

Kui Ren and Wenjing Lou

VDM Verlag, 2008

Security is essential in wireless sensor networks, especially those in unattended or hostile environments. But it is also difficult, as the sensors have limited energy supply, computation, and memory. Co-author Lou, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, explores the field’s latest research.

Crossing the Hudson

Peter Stephan Jungk; translated by David Dollenmayer

Other Press, 2009

Dollenmayer, professor of German and an award-winning translator, translated this acclaimed novel, which, the publisher notes, offers “a profound meditation on a Jewish family and its past, especially the lasting distorting effects on a son of a famous, vital father and a clinging, overwhelming mother.”

The Designer’s Guide to Jitter in Ring Oscillators

John A. McNeill and David Ricketts

Springer, 2009

McNeill, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, co-authored this clear, intuitive guide for engineers to designing voltagecontrolled oscillators and phase-locked loops for low jitter applications such as serial data communication and clock synthesis.

Microbial Surfaces: Structure, Interactions, and Reactivity

Edited by Terri A. Camesano and Charlene M. Mello

Oxford University Press, 2008

The interaction of microbes with surfaces is important to many natural and engineered processes, from water treatment to infection prevention. Co-edited by Camesano, associate professor of chemical engineering, the book presents advanced research on the fundamental behavior of microbes at surfaces.

Networking Fundamentals: Wide, Local and Personal Area Communications

Kaveh Pahlavan and Prashant Krishnamurthy

Wiley, 2009

With his co-author, Pahlavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering and a noted authority on wireless data networks, provides essential and comprehensive information on networking technologies that are used in both wired and wireless networks designed for local and wide-area networks.

Not So Innocent Abroad: The Politics of Travel and Travel Writing

Edited by Ulrike Brisson and Bernard Schweizer

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009

A fresh approach to the study of travel literature, this work co-authored by Brisson, administrator of German studies, which spans the 18th to the 21st centuries, makes clear that travel and travel writing are never “innocent” enterprises, but always reflect the traveler’s political stance.

Quantitative Models for Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking: Data Envelopment Analysis with Spreadsheets, 2nd edition

Joe Zhu

Springer, 2009

Zhu, associate professor of management, introduces data envelopment analysis and shows how it can be a powerful tool to assist decision makers in benchmarking and analyzing complex operational efficiency issues in manufacturing organizations.

Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage

Michelle Ephraim

Ashgate, 2008

Exploring fictional representations of the female Jew in academic, private, and public stage performances during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Ephraim, associate professor of English, expands the growing field of Jewish studies in the Renaissance and contributes to critical work on Elizabeth, herself.

Treatment System Hydraulics

John A. Bergendahl

ASCE Press, 2008

The success of a treatment system depends to a significant degree on its fluid flow, Bergendahl, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, notes. His textbook fills an important gap in civil engineering education by focusing on this central aspect of treatment system design.

Wireless Communication Options for a Mobile Ultrasound System

Brett Dickson and Peder Pedersen

VDM Verlag, 2008

Pedersen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is a pioneer in the development of mobile ultrasound for use in disaster response, rescue, and medical transport. In this book, he evaluates the feasibility of streaming ultrasound images in real time via wireless networks.

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