To risk using an unoriginal but quite accurate phrase, this book has been a labor of love and perhaps the most exciting project I have ever worked on. I have been given the opportunity to meet dozens of people who took time out of their packed schedules to talk with me, patiently answer my questions over email, phone, Skype and occasionally in person. Each one of these people shared their professional passion for using computer science for the benefit of society and gave me an understanding of their field I could never have gained from reading and research alone. At the end of each chapter I have acknowledged the individuals who ...

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