Engineering Top 5 Trending Papers for December 2018

During December we analysed millions of academic papers in Engineering to discover the top 5 articles being read by Mendeley users in the Engineering discipline. We believe these papers will have an impact on the influential academic papers of tomorrow.

Mendeley Trending considers the number of people reading a specific paper, the change in number of new readers within a timeframe and how recently the paper was published.

Some of these papers can be viewed on the Mendeley Web Catalog page, and to access others you may need to click on ‘Get full text’ to view it on the publisher’s site.

  • Topics in this list: Photovoltaics, Natural Fibres, Sustainable Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Parkinson’s and Wearables

A) A review of transparent solar photovoltaic technologies (2049 Readers)

Energy is essential for economic development and growth. With the rapid growth of development and the drive to expand the economy, society demands more electricity…

Husain A. et al. in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018)

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B) A review of recent developments in natural fibre composites and their mechanical performance (1166 Readers)

Recently, there has been a rapid growth in research and innovation in the natural fibre composite (NFC) area. Interest is warranted due to the advantages of these materials compared to others, such as synthetic fibre composites, including low environmental impact…

L. P. et al. in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2016)

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C) Opportunities of Sustainable Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 (987 Readers)

The current globalization is faced by the challenge to meet the continuously growing worldwide demand for capital and consumer goods by simultaneously ensuring a sustainable evolvement…

Stock T. et al. in Procedia CIRP (2016)

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D) Additive manufacturing methods and modeling approaches: A critical review (691 Readers)

Additive manufacturing is a technology rapidly expanding on a number of industrial sectors. It provides design freedom and environmental/ecological advantages.

Bikas H. et al. in International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2016)

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E) Wearable sensors objectively measure gait parameters in Parkinson’s disease (131 Readers)

Distinct gait characteristics like short steps and shuffling gait are prototypical signs commonly observed in Parkinson’s disease. Routinely assessed by observation through clinicians, gait is rated as part of categorical clinical scores…

Johannes C.M. S. et al. in PLoS ONE (2017)

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That’s it for open access Engineering papers this month. If you like this curation, please let us know with a like or share.

 

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Computer Science Top 5 Trending Papers for December 2018

During December we analysed millions of academic papers in Computer Science to discover the top 5 articles being read by Mendeley users in the Computer Science discipline. We believe these papers will have an impact on the influential academic papers of tomorrow.

Mendeley Trending considers the number of people reading a specific paper, the change in number of new readers within a timeframe and how recently the paper was published.

Some of these papers can be viewed on the Mendeley Web Catalog page, and to access others you may need to click on ‘Get full text’ to view it on the publisher’s site.

  • Topics in this list: Internet of Things, Neural Machine Translation, Adversarial Nets, Big Data Prediction

A) A survey on Internet of Things architectures (1008 Readers)

Internet of Things is a platform where every day devices become smarter, every day processing becomes intelligent, and every day communication becomes informative. While the Internet of Things is still seeking its own shape…

Ray P. P. in Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences (2018)

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B) Neural Machine Translation of Rare Words with Subword Units (563 Readers)

Neural machine translation (NMT) models typically operate with a fixed vocabulary, so the translation of rare and unknown words is an open problem…

Sennrich R. et al. in ACL (2016)

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C) Effective Approaches to Attention-based Neural Machine Translation (2020 Readers)

An attentional mechanism has lately been used to improve neural machine translation (NMT) by selectively focusing on parts of the source sentence during…

Luong M. at al. in None (2015)

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D) SeqGAN: Sequence Generative Adversarial Nets with Policy Gradient (1317 Readers)

As a new way of training generative models, Generative Adversarial Nets (GAN) that uses a discriminative model to guide the training of the generative model…

Yu L. et al. in JAMA Intern Med (2016)

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E) Randomly distributed embedding making short-term high-dimensional data predictable (60 Readers)

Making accurate forecast or prediction is a challenging task in the big data era, in particular for those datasets involving high-dimensional variables but…

Ma H. et al. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018)

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That’s it for open access Computer Science papers this month. If you like this curation, please let us know with a like or share.

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Mendeley Brainstorm – Quantum Computing: Close to Prime Time?

Quantum computing promises a massive increase in processing power

Recently, PhD students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology made a breakthrough in the field of Quantum Computing.  They successfully simulated a 45-qubit quantum circuit; this brings closer the day when current computers will be obsolete. Is quantum computing an evolution or revolution? What will be its effects? We are looking for the most well thought out answer to this question in up to 150 words: use the comment feature below the blog and please feel free to promote your research! The winner will receive an Amazon gift certificate worth £50 and a bag full of Mendeley items; competition closes September 13, 2017.

A Revolution?

Quantum computing has been on the lips of computer scientists and computing enthusiasts for years.  By utilising quantum states, it promises to liberate computing from the traditional bounds of binary processing. This means that quantum computers, theoretically, will be massively more powerful than existing machines.

The Future is Near

It still remains challenging to build a quantum computer, however; the breakthrough by the Swiss students is a momentous occasion.  They’ve approached a milestone referred to as “quantum supremacy”, at which a Quantum Computer’s performance surpasses that of any current computer.

Effects?

The arrival of vastly more powerful machines could have a substantial impact on the field of artificial intelligence, certainly it will help in data processing.  How will this new technology affect us?  What is your view?  Tell us!

About Mendeley Brainstorms

Our Brainstorms are challenges so we can engage with you, our users, on the hottest topics in the world of research.  We look for the most in-depth and well thought through responses; the best response as judged by the Mendeley team will earn a prize.

Quantum Computing Funding Opportunities

Opportunity Link
Ideas Lab: Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer Challenge Link
Development of single cooper pair boxes for quantum computing and photo-detection Link
Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett award in quantum computing Link
Development of single cooper pair boxes for quantum computing and photo-detection Link
Quantum networking and processing with quantum memories and integrated components Link
ORNL Quantum networking post-bachelor’s position Link
PhD Studentship: Developing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device (2017) HURRY! AUGUST DEADLINE! Link
Dan Hunt PhD studentship: Quantum technology for finance and other commercial applications HURRY! AUGUST DEADLINE! Link
PhD Studentship: Advanced microchips for quantum technology devices HURRY! AUGUST DEADLINE! Link
PhD Studentship: Developing a portable quantum sensor HURRY! AUGUST DEADLINE! Link
Quantum networking -post-bachelor’s associate Link

References

Ward, T. (2017). Two Students Just Broke a Quantum Computing World Record. Futurism. [online] Available at: https://futurism.com/two-students-just-broke-a-quantum-computing-world-record/ [Accessed 6 Jul. 2017].