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News Archives for 2007

  • Top ten high impact science journals

    Whether a professor wants you to cite high impact journals in an assignment or you are looking for a place to publish your work, knowing what "high impact" really means is an essential first step. A journal's impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It helps you evaluate a journal's relative importance,...

  • Recent Faculty Publications @ Dibner Library

    Rohan Douglas, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management in the Financial Engineering Program has edited Credit Derivative Strategies: New Thinking on Managing Risk and Return. It is a comprehensive analysis of investment strategies, risk management strategies and pricing and valuation using real life applications. Roy S. Freedman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management in the Financial...

  • Free online book - Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace

    The National Academies Press released a new book available to read for free online, "Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace." From the Executive Summary: Given the growing importance of cyberspace to nearly all aspects of national life, a secure cyberspace is vitally important to the nation, but cyberspace is far from secure today. The United States faces real risks that adversaries will...

  • Friday Fun: Racing robots

    A Robot driving competition, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was won by a team from Carnegie Mellon. The race highlighted the great advances in robotic technology, featuring such maneuvers as making a left turn in the face of incoming traffic, and even cheating a little to get out of tricky situations. The prize was given to the vehicle that could maneuver a...

  • Essential Information on Database Use

    Recently, access to the IEEE database was interrupted for several days due to improper and excessive use by a Poly user. This is not only unethical but unlawful. Many users rely heavily on the library databases for their research needs. Those who abuse this privilege harm not just themselves, but countless others. Our staff works hard to provide the Poly community with the best resource help...