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The Outreach of Digital Libraries: A Globalized Resource Network
by Hsin-Hsi Chen, Gobinda Chowdhury

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2012, held in Taipei, China, in November 2012. The 27 revised full papers, 17 revised short papers, and 13 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 93 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on cultural heritage preservation, retrieval and browsing in digital libraries, biliometrics, metadata and cataloguing, mobile and cloud computing, human factors in digital library, presevation systems and algorithms, social media, digital library algorithms and systems, recommendation applications and social networks.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
by Stefan Gradmann, Francesca Borri, Carlo Meghini, Heiko Schuldt

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2011 – formerly known as ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries) – held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2011. The 27 full papers, 13 short papers, 9 posters and 9 demos presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 162 initial submissions. In addition the book contains the abstract of 2 keynote speeches and an appendix stating information on the doctoral consortium, as well as the panel, which were held at the conference. The papers are grouped in topical sections on networked information, semantics and interoperability, systems and architectures, text and multimedia retrieval, collaborative information spaces, DL applications and legal aspects, user interaction and information visualization, user studies, archives and repositories, europeana, and preservation.

E-libraries
by

Ashok Babu Tummala, b. 1948, library scientist from Andhra Pradesh, India; contributed articles.

Top 10 Washington DC
by Ron Burke, Susan Burke

Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 Washington DC uses exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.

An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)
by Tayari Jones

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS  * AMAZON.COM

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

“A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama

“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today
 
“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People
 
“Compelling.” —The Washington Post
 
“Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
 
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.


Ranking the World
by Alexander Cooley, Jack Snyder

Over the last decade, international rankings have emerged as a critical tool used by international actors engaged in global governance. State practices and performance are now judged by a number of high-profile indices, including assessments of their levels of corruption, quality of democracy, creditworthiness, media freedom, and business environment. However, these rankings always carry value judgments, methodological choices, and implicit political agendas. This volume expertly addresses the important analytical, normative, and policy issues associated with the contemporary practice of ‘grading states’. The chapters explore how rankings affect our perceptions of state performance, how states react to being ranked, why some rankings exert more global influence than others, and how states have come to strategize and respond to these public judgments. The book also critically examines how treating state rankings like popular consumer choice indices may actually lead policymakers to internalize questionable normative assumptions and lead to poorer, not improved, public policy outcomes.

The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale
by Kristen Otte

When Zelda ran off with the “arm” of the vacuum cleaner, her family realized she wasn’t an ordinary pug. 
She looks the part with her curly tail, smashed face, and wrinkles, but Zelda loves adventure. She is always searching for a new mystery to solve, cat to chase, or pillow to steal. Zelda is even willing to sacrifice a few treats to make friends with a squirrel!  
The thirteen short stories build into a story arc that creates an exciting and hilarious chapter book for young readers (ages 7 and up). Zelda’s escapades are known to make even the most reluctant readers laugh. The best part is Zelda’s adventures don’t stop with this book; they continue in this complete five book series!

Buy the first book in the series now!
Books in the Zelda Series:

The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale

The Adventures of Zelda: The Second Saga

The Adventures of Zelda: Pug and Peach

The Adventures of Zelda: The Four Seasons

The Adventures of Zelda: The One and Only Pug


Business & Economics · Technology & Engineering

Economy Book List For Upsc

The Story of Indian Manufacturing
by Vijay K. Seth

This book discusses the role historical events played in determining the pattern of growth of Indian manufacturing. Two important historical events significantly influenced the course of Indian manufacturing from the 15th century AD. The first was the arrival of European merchants via sea route pioneered by Vasco-da-Gamma in 1498 and the other was the dawn of the Mughal Empire in 1526. The book explores how these two events provided the appropriate stimulus for the emergence of traditional flexible manufacturing in India and how they played a vital role in the pattern of growth of the Indian manufacturing: The Mughal Empire created an integrated economy of continental size whereas European trading companies expanded the commercial connectivity of the Indian economy and South East Asia. It further investigates how the circumstances created by the colonial administration, factor endowment and market conditions created the complex forms of manufacturing enterprises that India inherited at the time of independence. It is a valuable resource for students of history, economic history, business history and the history of technology.


INDIAN ECONOMY EBOOK
by Dr Ramesh Singh

 Indian Economy (for UPSC Examination) 9e is mainly aimed at students who are preparing for the UPSC Prelim and Main examinations. Its content is aligned to suit the specific needs of aspirants who are appearing for various competitive examinations like the civil services examinations, as also for those who have opted for economics as one of their optional subjects.

The main objective here is to provide all the possible economic concepts–technical terms, economic policies and developments in India and changes in those policies in successive Indian governments—in one book. The systematic definition and explanation of many economic terms will be of use to the students who have opted for economics in their preparation of various competitive examinations.

The Ebook of Indian Economy is designed to be a useful resource for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants. Made into a multicolor Epub version of the print book, this ebook can be accessed anywhere anytime in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows.  Every Chapter is designed based on its own theme and presents itself distinctly. Its easily navigable TOC and reference footnotes make it handy and more efficient for readers. This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets


The Economy Compendium for IAS Prelims General Studies CSAT Paper 1, UPSC & State PSC 2nd Edition
by Disha Experts

The thorouhghly revised & updated 2nd edition of the book “The Economy Compendium” has been updated with all the recent developments happened in the economic sphere. Special emphasis has been given to Demonetisation, GST, Budget 2017-18, National Economic Survey and Digital Economy. New chapters on Digital Economy and GST, Welfare Schemes / Program, World Economy have been added. The book is empowered with Mind Maps, Infographics, Charts, Tables and latest exam pattern MCQs. The emphasis of the book has been on conceptual understanding and better retention which are important from the point of view of the exam. The book captures most of the important questions with explanations of the past years of the IAS Prelim exam, State PSC, NDA and other competitive exams distributed in the various chapters. The book is divided into 11 chapters followed by 2 levels of exercises with 1000+ Simple MCQs & statement based MCQs. 


SIMPLIFIED INDIAN ECONOMY for IAS and Bank Exams
by Anirudh Perneti

The book Simplified Indian Economy for IAS and Bank Exams is the best choice for all Civil Services aspirants who seek to understand Indian Economy and acquire proficiency in the subject and crack the preliminary as well as the Main examination.
Written in an easy-to-understand format, the book caters to UPSC aspirants and is also very useful of those writing State level Civil Services and Group exams. It has 15 chapters and every topic under each chapter is explained with numerous examples so that the Civil services aspirants can score big in UPSC prelims paper and mains paper. Certainly, with this book as your one stop reference book for Indian Economy, you will have an edge over other aspirants in the prelims paper. Even a beginner with little knowledge of Indian Economy will easily understand the important concepts very well while reading this book. The glossary at the end will consolidate all major terms and each term is explained to you in the simplest manner.

The fifteen chapters include:

1. National Income
2. Unemployment
3. Poverty
4. Reserve Bank of India and its Functions
5. Banking Sector in India
6. Money Market in India
7. Capital Market in India
8. Public Finance
9. External Trade and Balance of Payments
10. Foreign Exchange Management
11. Taxation in India and GST
12. Inflation & its Measurement
13. Barriers to International Trade
14. International Organizations
15. Glossary.

Major topics discussed include Budget making procedure in India, Monetary policy of RBI, Receipts and Expenditure of the Government of India, New RBI framework to tackle Non Performing Assets, Stock Markets, SEBI, Calculation of GST, Calculation of inflation, etc.

This book Simplified Indian Economy for IAS and Bank Exams is a must read to crack Bank exams conduced by IBPS. Chapters like Reserve Bank of India and its Functions and Banking sector in India are very useful for those who want to get into SBI, Public sector bank and Private bank jobs. The book is also suitable for college students pursuing BA and B.Com, Finance professionals, University and college lecturers and students.


India’s Ancient Past
by R.S. Sharma

This book presents a complete and accessible description of the history of early India. It starts by discussing the origins and growth of civilizations, empires, and religions. It also deals with the geographical, ecological, and linguistic backgrounds, and looks at specific cultures of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Vedic periods, as well as at the Harappan civilization. In addition, the rise of Jainism and Buddhism, Magadha and the beginning of territorial states, and the period of Mauryas, Central Asian countries, Satvahanas, Guptas, and Harshavardhana are also analysed. Next, it stresses varna system, urbanization, commerce and trade, developments in science and philosophy, and cultural legacy. Finally, the process of transition from ancient to medieval India and the origin of the Aryan culture has also been examined.

India’s Struggle for Independence
by Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee, Aditya Mukherjee, K N Panikkar, Sucheta Mahajan

India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra is your go to book for an in-depth and detailed overview on Indian independence movement . Indian freedom struggle is one of the most important parts of its history. A lot has been written and said about it, but there still remains a gap. Rarely do we get to hear accounts of the independence from the entire country and not just one region at one place. This book fits in perfectly in this gap and also provides a narration on the impact this movement had on the people. Bipin Chandra’s book is a well-documented history of India’s freedom struggle against the British rule. It is one of the most accurate books which have been painstakingly written after thorough research based on legal and valid verbal and written sources. It maps the first war of independence that started with Mangal Pandey’s mutiny and witnessed the gallant effort of Sri Rani Laxmi Bai. Many of the pages of this book are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation and the civil disobedience movements. It contains detailed description of Subash Chandra Bose’s weapon heavy tactics and his charisma. This book includes all the independence movements and fights, irrespective of their size and impact, covering India in its entirety. Although these movements varied in means and ideas, but they shared a common goal of independence. This book contains oral and written narratives from different parts of the country, making this book historically rich and diverse. The book captures the evolution of Indian independence struggle in full detail and leaves no chapter of this story untouched. This book is a good read for the students of Indian modern history and especially for students who are preparing for UPSC examination and have taken History as their subject.

History of Modern India
by Bipan Chandra

History of Modern India presents an authoritative overview of the history of what was known as British India. The text is largely based on the author s research on nationalism and colonialism in India and also draws from the works of eminent historians of the period. Challenging and revising colonial and nationalist interpretations of history, this book moves away from a largely political narrative to a social, economic and religious history of modern India. It explains how conditions in India during the eighteenth century helped the British East India Company establish its rule in India. It also gives us important insights into the primary aim of colonial rule which was the economic exploitation of India through trade and investment. The topics are arranged thematically in order to showcase the various forces that went into the making of independent India. However, in the entire arrangement of themes, the chronology of the period is enmeshed innovatively with the various forces that evolved both as a cause and effect of British imperialist rule of the subcontinent. The book also provides a detailed account of the nationalist movement and introduces us to the contributions of different individuals who were behind the nationalist movement. A comprehensive textbook for students of history and interested readers, History of Modern India is essential reading for a broad based understanding of the making of modern India.

India Since Independence
by Bipan Chandra

A thorough and incisive introduction to contemporary India The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India’s Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved, in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle for freedom. The book describes how the Constitution was framed, as also how the Nehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy were evolved and developed. It dwells on the consolidation of the nation, examining contentious issues like party politics in the Centre and the states, the Punjab problem, and anti-caste politics and untouchability. This revised edition offers a scathing analysis of the growth of communalism in India and the use of state power in furthering its cause. It also documents the fall of the National Democratic Alliance in the 2004 General Elections, the United Progressive Alliance’s subsequent rise to power and the Indo-US Nuclear Deal that served to unravel the political consensus at the centre. Apart from detailed analyses of Indian economic reforms since 1991 and wide-ranging land reforms and the Green Revolution, this new edition includes an overview of the Indian economy in the new millennium. These, along with objective assessments of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Jayaprakash Narayan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajiv Gandhi, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh, constitute a remarkable overview of a nation on the move.

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Computers · Technology & Engineering

International Proceedings On Advances In Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems And Applications

International Proceedings on Advances in Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems and Applications
by M. Sreenivasa Reddy, K. Viswanath, Shiva Prasad K.M.

The book focuses on the state-of-the-art technologies pertaining to advances in soft computing, intelligent system and applications. The Proceedings of ASISA 2016 presents novel and original work in soft computing, intelligent system and applications by the experts and budding researchers. These are the cutting edge technologies that have immense application in various fields. The papers discuss many real world complex problems that cannot be easily handled with traditional mathematical methods. The exact solution of the problems at hand can be achieved with soft computing techniques. Soft computing represents a collection of computational techniques inheriting inspiration from evolutionary algorithms, nature inspired algorithms, bio-inspired algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy logic.


Soft Computing Applications
by Valentina Emilia Balas, Janos Fodor, Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy, Joszef Dombi, Lakhmi C Jain

This volume contains the Proceedings of the 5thInternational Workshop on Soft Computing Applications (SOFA 2012).

The book covers a broad spectrum of soft computing techniques, theoretical and practical applications employing knowledge and intelligence to find solutions for world industrial, economic and medical problems. The combination of such intelligent systems tools and a large number of applications introduce a need for a synergy of scientific and technological disciplines in order to show the great potential of Soft Computing in all domains.

The conference papers included in these proceedings, published post conference, were grouped into the following area of research:

· Soft Computing and Fusion Algorithms in Biometrics,

· Fuzzy Theory, Control andApplications,

· Modelling and Control Applications,

· Steps towards Intelligent Circuits,

· Knowledge-Based Technologies for Web Applications, Cloud Computing and Security Algorithms,

· Computational Intelligence for Biomedical Applications,

· Neural Networks and Applications,

· Intelligent Systems for Image Processing,

· Knowledge Management for Business Process and Enterprise Modelling.

The combination of intelligent systems tools and a large number of applications introduce a need for a synergy of scientific and technological disciplines in order to show the great potential of Soft Computing in all domains.


Proceedings of the 18th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC18)
by Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane

This book gathers the papers presented at the 18th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC18), which was held on 1-12 December 2014 on the World Wide Web. The conference is open to all academics, students and industrial/commercial parties, and is hosted online between authors and participants over the Internet. The 2014 installment of the Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Application consisted of a selected keynote speech, invited talks, tutorials, special sessions, and general track papers. The program committee received a total of 51 submissions from 12 countries, reflecting the international nature of the event. Each paper was peer-reviewed (typically by 3 reviewers), culminating in the acceptance of 20 papers for publication.

Soft Computing and Signal Processing
by Jiacun Wang

The book includes research papers on current developments in the field of soft computing and signal processing, selected from papers presented at the International Conference on Soft Computing and Signal Processing (ICSCSP 2018). It features papers on current topics, such as soft sets, rough sets, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms and machine learning. It also discusses various aspects of these topics, like technologies, product implementation, and application issues.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics 2017
by Aboul Ella Hassanien, Khaled Shaalan, Tarek Gaber, Mohamed F. Tolba

This book gathers the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics 2017 (AISI2017), which took place in Cairo, Egypt from September 9 to 11, 2017. This international and interdisciplinary conference, which highlighted essential research and developments in the field of informatics and intelligent systems, was organized by the Scientific Research Group in Egypt (SRGE). The book’s content is divided into five main sections: Intelligent Language Processing, Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Robotics Systems, Informatics, and the Internet of Things.

Soft Computing in Data Analytics
by Janmenjoy Nayak, Ajith Abraham, B. Murali Krishna, G. T. Chandra Sekhar, Asit Kumar Das

The volume contains original research findings, exchange of ideas and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences in different fields of soft and advance computing. It provides insights into the International Conference on Soft Computing in Data Analytics (SCDA). It also concentrates on both theory and practices from around the world in all the areas of related disciplines of soft computing. The book provides rapid dissemination of important results in soft computing technologies, a fusion of research in fuzzy logic, evolutionary computations, neural science and neural network systems and chaos theory and chaotic systems, swarm based algorithms, etc. The book aims to cater the postgraduate students and researchers working in the discipline of computer science and engineering along with other engineering branches.

Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving
by Millie Pant, Kusum Deep, Jagdish Chand Bansal, Atulya Nagar, Kedar Nath Das

The proceedings of SocProS 2015 will serve as an academic bonanza for scientists and researchers working in the field of Soft Computing. This book contains theoretical as well as practical aspects using fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence algorithms, etc., with many applications under the umbrella of ‘Soft Computing’. The book will be beneficial for young as well as experienced researchers dealing across complex and intricate real world problems for which finding a solution by traditional methods is a difficult task.

The different application areas covered in the proceedings are: Image Processing, Cryptanalysis, Industrial Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Newly Proposed Nature Inspired Algorithms, Signal Processing, Problems related to Medical and Health Care, Networking Optimization Problems, etc.


Intelligent Systems and Applications
by Kohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia

Gathering the Proceedings of the 2018 Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys 2018), this book offers a remarkable collection of chapters covering a wide range of topics in intelligent systems and computing, and their real-world applications. The Conference attracted a total of 568 submissions from pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. These submissions underwent a double-blind peer review process, after which 194 (including 13 poster papers) were selected to be included in these proceedings.

As intelligent systems continue to replace and sometimes outperform human intelligence in decision-making processes, they have made it possible to tackle many problems more effectively. This branching out of computational intelligence in several directions, and the use of intelligent systems in everyday applications, have created the need for such an international conference, which serves as a venue for reporting on cutting-edge innovations and developments.

This book collects both theory and application-based chapters on all aspects of artificial intelligence, from classical to intelligent scope. Readers are sure to find the book both interesting and valuable, as it presents state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems, along with a vision of future research directions.


Intelligent Systems and Applications
by Kohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia

Gathering the Proceedings of the 2018 Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys 2018), this book offers a remarkable collection of chapters covering a wide range of topics in intelligent systems and computing, and their real-world applications. The Conference attracted a total of 568 submissions from pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. These submissions underwent a double-blind peer review process, after which 194 (including 13 poster papers) were selected to be included in these proceedings.

As intelligent systems continue to replace and sometimes outperform human intelligence in decision-making processes, they have made it possible to tackle many problems more effectively. This branching out of computational intelligence in several directions, and the use of intelligent systems in everyday applications, have created the need for such an international conference, which serves as a venue for reporting on cutting-edge innovations and developments.

This book collects both theory and application-based chapters on all aspects of artificial intelligence, from classical to intelligent scope. Readers are sure to find the book both interesting and valuable, as it presents state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems, along with a vision of future research directions.


Mathematics

Statistical Decision Theory’

Statistical Decision Theory
by F. Liese, Klaus-J. Miescke

This monograph is written for advanced Master’s students, Ph.D. students, and researchers in mathematical statistics and decision theory. It should be useful not only as a basis for graduate courses, seminars, Ph.D. programs, and self-studies, but also as a reference tool. Attheveryleast,readersshouldbefamiliar withbasicconceptscoveredin both advanced undergraduate courses on probability and statistics and int- ductory graduate-level courses on probability theory, mathematical statistics, and analysis. Most statements and proofs appear in a form where standard arguments from measure theory and analysis are su?cient. When additional information is necessary, technical tools, additional measure-theoretic facts, and advanced probabilistic results are presented in condensed form in an – pendix. In particular, topics from measure theory and from the theory of weak convergence of distributions are treated in detail with reference to m- ern books on probability theory, such as Billingsley (1968), Kallenberg (1997, 2002), and Dudley (2002). Building on foundational knowledge, this book acquaints readers with the concepts of classical ?nite sample size decision theory and modern asymptotic decision theory in the sense of LeCam. To this end, systematic applications to the ?elds of parameter estimation, testing hypotheses, and selection of po- lations are included. Some of the problems contain additional information in order to round o? the results, whereas other problems, equipped with so- tions, have a more technical character. The latter play the role of auxiliary results and as such they allow readers to become familiar with the advanced techniques of mathematical statistics.

Statistical Decision Theory and Bayesian Analysis
by James O. Berger

“The outstanding strengths of the book are its topic coverage, references, exposition, examples and problem sets… This book is an excellent addition to any mathematical statistician’s library.” -Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society In this new edition the author has added substantial material on Bayesian analysis, including lengthy new sections on such important topics as empirical and hierarchical Bayes analysis, Bayesian calculation, Bayesian communication, and group decision making. With these changes, the book can be used as a self-contained introduction to Bayesian analysis. In addition, much of the decision-theoretic portion of the text was updated, including new sections covering such modern topics as minimax multivariate (Stein) estimation.

Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory
by Frank P Ramsey Professor of Managerial Economics (Emeritus) Howard Raiffa, John Winsor Pratt, Robert O. Schlaifer, Howard Raiffa, Robert Schlaifer

The Bayesian revolution in statistics—where statistics is integrated with decision making in areas such as management, public policy, engineering, and clinical medicine—is here to stay. Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory states the case and in a self-contained, comprehensive way shows how the approach is operational and relevant for real-world decision making under uncertainty.

Starting with an extensive account of the foundations of decision theory, the authors develop the intertwining concepts of subjective probability and utility. They then systematically and comprehensively examine the Bernoulli, Poisson, and Normal (univariate and multivariate) data generating processes. For each process they consider how prior judgments about the uncertain parameters of the process are modified given the results of statistical sampling, and they investigate typical decision problems in which the main sources of uncertainty are the population parameters. They also discuss the value of sampling information and optimal sample sizes given sampling costs and the economics of the terminal decision problems.

Unlike most introductory texts in statistics, Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory integrates statistical inference with decision making and discusses real-world actions involving economic payoffs and risks. After developing the rationale and demonstrating the power and relevance of the subjective, decision approach, the text also examines and critiques the limitations of the objective, classical approach.


Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics IV
by Shanti S. Gupta, James O. Berger

The Fourth Purdue Symposium on Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics was held at Purdue University during the period June 15-20, 1986. The symposium brought together many prominent leaders and younger researchers in statistical decision theory and related areas. The 65 invited papers and discussions presented at the symposium are collected in this two-volume work. The papers are grouped into a total of seven parts. Volume I has three parts: Part 1 -Conditioning and Likelihood; Part f! – Bayes and Empirical Bayes Analysis; and Part 9 -Decision Theoretic Estimation. Part 1 contains the proceedings of a Workshop on Conditioning, which was held during the symposium. Most of the articles in Volume I involve either conditioning or Bayesian ideas, resulting in a volume of considerable interest to conditionalists and Bayesians as well as to decision-theorists. Volume II has four parts: Part 1 -Selection, Ranking, and Multiple Com parisons; fart f! -Asymptotic and Sequential Analysis; Part 9 -Estimation and Testing; and Part -4 -Design and Comparison of Experiments and Distributions. These articles encompass the leading edge of much current research in math ematical statistics, with decision theory, of course, receiving special emphasis. It should be noted that the papers in these two volumes are by no means all theoretical; many are applied in nature or are creative review papers.

Statistical Decision Theory
by Nicholas T. Longford

This monograph presents a radical rethinking of how elementary inferences should be made in statistics, implementing a comprehensive alternative to hypothesis testing in which the control of the probabilities of the errors is replaced by selecting the course of action (one of the available options) associated with the smallest expected loss.

Its strength is that the inferences are responsive to the elicited or declared consequences of the erroneous decisions, and so they can be closely tailored to the client’s perspective, priorities, value judgments and other prior information, together with the uncertainty about them.


Advances in Statistical Decision Theory and Applications
by S. Panchapakesan, N. Balakrishnan

Shanti S. Gupta has made pioneering contributions to ranking and selection theory; in particular, to subset selection theory. His list of publications and the numerous citations his publications have received over the last forty years will amply testify to this fact. Besides ranking and selection, his interests include order statistics and reliability theory. The first editor’s association with Shanti Gupta goes back to 1965 when he came to Purdue to do his Ph.D. He has the good fortune of being a student, a colleague and a long-standing collaborator of Shanti Gupta. The second editor’s association with Shanti Gupta began in 1978 when he started his research in the area of order statistics. During the past twenty years, he has collaborated with Shanti Gupta on several publications. We both feel that our lives have been enriched by our association with him. He has indeed been a friend, philosopher and guide to us.

Statistical Decision Theory
by Lionel Weiss

McGraw-Hill Series In Probability And Statistics.

Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics
by Shanti S. Gupta, James Yackel

Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics is a collection of the papers presented at the Symposium on Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics which was held on November 23-25, 1970 at Purdue University.
The conference brought together research workers in decision theory and related topics. This volume contains twenty papers presented during the symposium and includes works on molecular studies of evolution, globally optimal procedure for one-sided comparisons, multiple decision theory, outlier detection, empirical Bayes slippage tests, and non-optimality of likelihood ratio tests for sequential detection of signals in Gaussian noise.
Mathematicians and statisticians will find the book highly insightful.

Applied Statistical Decision Theory
by Howard Raiffa, Robert Schlaifer

“In the field of statistical decision theory, Raiffa and Schlaifer have sought to develop new analytic techniques by which the modern theory of utility and subjective probability can actually be applied to the economic analysis of typical sampling problems.”
—From the foreword to their classic work Applied Statistical Decision Theory. First published in the 1960s through Harvard University and MIT Press, the book is now offered in a new paperback edition from Wiley