Combinatorial Optimization

Advances in Randomized Parallel Computing

Editors: Pardalos, Panos M., Rajasekaran, Sanguthevar (Eds.)

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The technique of randomization has been employed to solve numerous prob­ lems of computing both sequentially and in parallel. Examples of randomized algorithms that are asymptotically better than their deterministic counterparts in solving various fundamental problems abound. Randomized algorithms have the advantages of simplicity and better performance both in theory and often in practice. This book is a collection of articles written by renowned experts in the area of randomized parallel computing. A brief introduction to randomized algorithms In the aflalysis of algorithms, at least three different measures of performance can be used: the best case, the worst case, and the average case. Often, the average case run time of an algorithm is much smaller than the worst case. 2 For instance, the worst case run time of Hoare's quicksort is O(n ), whereas its average case run time is only O( n log n). The average case analysis is conducted with an assumption on the input space. The assumption made to arrive at the O( n log n) average run time for quicksort is that each input permutation is equally likely. Clearly, any average case analysis is only as good as how valid the assumption made on the input space is. Randomized algorithms achieve superior performances without making any assumptions on the inputs by making coin flips within the algorithm. Any analysis done of randomized algorithms will be valid for all p0:.sible inputs.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Optimal Bounds on Tail Probabilities: A Study of an Approach

    Cohen, Aviad (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • A Survey of Randomness and Parallism in Comparison Problems

    Krizanc, Danny

    Pages 25-39

  • Random Sampling Techniques in Parallel Algorithms

    Raman, Rajeev

    Pages 41-66

  • Randomized Algorithms on the Mesh

    Narayanan, Lata

    Pages 67-83

  • Efficient Randomized Algorithms for Parallel and Distributed Machines

    Wei, David S. L. (et al.)

    Pages 85-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Randomized Parallel Computing
Editors
  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • Sanguthevar Rajasekaran
Series Title
Combinatorial Optimization
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-3282-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-3282-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5714-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-3284-8
Series ISSN
1388-3011
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 287
Topics