JOEL H. SPENCER, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics and ComputerScience at the Courant Institute of New York University. He is thecofounder and coeditor of the journal Random Structures andAlgorithms and is also a Sloane Foundation Fellow.
The aims of the conference are reflected in the present set of survey articles, documenting the state of art and future prospects in many branches of mathematics of current interest.
This is the second part of a two-volume set that will serve any research mathematician or advanced student as an overview and guideline through the multifaceted body of mathematical research in the present and near future.
Some of the major features and strengths of this textbook
Each chapter? begins with motivational content that relates the chapter topic to computer science practice and the book also includes over fifty "Computer Science Connections" which discuss applications to computer science such as Rotation Matrices; Game Trees, Logic, and Winning Tic-Tac(-Toe); Moore's Law; Secret Sharing; The Enigma Machine and the First Computer; Bayesian Modeling and Spam Filtering; and Quantum Computing.