Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
Princeton University Press sent me a copy of Math Bytes by Tim Chartier (for as little as $13 on Amazon). It is a short, beautiful and fun book for nerds. The scope of topics is amazing. For example, what is the math behind the Angry Bird game? How would you paint a picture of Obama using M&Ms? Probably a good summer book.