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"The authors outline recent developments of Markov chain models … . This book is aimed at students, professionals, practitioners, and researchers in scientific computing and operational research, who are interested in the formulation and computation of queuing and manufacturing systems. It gives a number of useful tools for researchers in real applications … ." (Alexander I. Zejfman, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1089 (15), 2006)
"In this book’s … essential notions on Markov chains, hidden Markov models, and Markov decision processes are covered, with special emphasis on iterative methods for solving linear systems. … Each chapter finishes with a short summary and sometimes a selection of open problems. … This book is intended for students and researchers in applied mathematics, scientific computing, and operations research … . Overall, this book offers much interesting and up-to-date material on a wide variety of topics, dealing with finite-space Markov processes." (Jozef L. Teugels, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 103 (483), September, 2008)