Sheu Edits Comprehensive Book Series

Volume 1, Semantic Computing, debuted earlier this month; Sheu will edit the whole series.Oct. 26, 2017 - Phillip C-Y Sheu, Samueli School professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is editing the World Scientific Encyclopedia with Semantic Computing and Robotic Intelligence, a multivolume set that will be published one book at a time.

Volume 1, Semantic Computing, debuted earlier this month from World Scientific Publishing. It addresses core areas and fundamental concepts of semantic computing, which refers to the meaning, context and intention of language for resources like data, documents and processes. The book lays the foundation for understanding robotic intelligence, the subject of Volume 2, which Sheu expects will be released early next year.

An IEEE fellow with joint appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Bren School of Computer Sciences, Sheu also researches robotic computing, artificial intelligence, biomedical computing and multimedia computing, and has published two other books. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Semantic Computing.

The series will continue indefinitely, Sheu says, to address additional components of artificial intelligence. “I believe (and am optimistic) that AI will change our life soon, so this series may be a good start as a reference.”

World Scientific Publishing is an independent book and journal publisher, which produces about 600 books and 130 journals annually for the academic market.

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