This work helps readers to discover the benefits of applying algorithms to solve scientific, engineering, and practical problems. Providing a combination of theory, algorithms, and simulations, "Handbook of Applied Algorithms" presents an all-encompassing treatment of applying algorithms and discrete mathematics to practical problems in 'hot' application areas, such as computational biology, computational chemistry, wireless networks, and computer vision. In eighteen self-contained chapters, this timely book explores: localized algorithms that can be used in topology control for wireless ad-hoc or sensor networks; bioinformatics algorithms for analyzing data; clustering algorithms and identification of association rules in data mining; applications of combinatorial algorithms and graph theory in chemistry and molecular biology; optimizing the frequency planning of a GSM network using evolutionary algorithms; and, algorithmic solutions and advances achieved through game theory.Complete with exercises for readers to measure their comprehension of the material presented, "Handbook of Applied Algorithms" is a much-needed resource for researchers, practitioners, and students within computer science, life science, and engineering.Amiya Nayak, PhD, has over seventeen years of industrial experience and is Full Professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Nayak's research interests are in the areas of fault tolerance, distributed systems/algorithms, and mobile ad-hoc networks. Ivan Stojmenovic, PhD, is Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and Chair Professor of Applied Computing at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Dr. Stojmenovic received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. His current research interests are mostly in the design and analysis of algorithms for wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks.