Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. PROBLEMS ON WORDS. Data Structures and Algorithms on Words. Probabilistic and Analytical Models. PROBABILISTIC AND COMBINATORIAL TECHNIQUES. Inclusion-Exclusion Principle. The First and Second Moment Methods. Subadditive Ergodic Theorem and Large Deviations. Elements of Information Theory. ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES. Generating Functions. Complex Asymptotic Methods. Mellin Transform and Its Applications. Analytic Poissonization and Depoissonization. Bibliography. Index.
WOJCIECH SZPANKOWSKI, PhD, is Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University and has held visiting research positions at the Technical University of Gdansk, McGill University, INRIA, the Technical University of Vienna, University of Witwatersrand, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and Stanford University. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in the areas of analysis of algorithms, information theory, performance evaluation of computer networks, stability of distributed systems, and queueing theory.
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