Normally when writing technical reports, I just cite an article something like this:
In the case of binary classifications, the softmax activation function is not efficient .
But if something is so crucial for a large part of the entire report, it feels like I should mention the surname of the author who contributed greatly in the area I'm writing about. So, should I do this? If so, how do I write that an entire section is based on a book (actually a PhD thesis) written by some person?
Would it be correct to write like this:
Based on X , this section describes...,
where X is the surname of the author.
Or does it need to be written more clearly, like this:
Based on the PhD thesis by X , ...