DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 2000; 219 pp; hardcover Volume: 55 ISBN10: 0821820966 ISBN13: 9780821820964 List Price: US$80 Member Price: US$64 Order Code: DIMACS/55
 This volume presents selected papers from a threeday workshop held during the DIMACS special years on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology. Participants from the world over attended, giving the workshop an important international component. The study of discrete mathematics and optimization with medical applications is emerging as an important new research area. Significant applications have been found in medical research, for example in radiosurgical treatment planning, virtual endoscopy, and more. This volume presents a substantive crosssection of active research topics ranging from medical imaging to human anatomy modeling, from gamma knife treatment planning to radiation therapy, and from epileptic seizures to DNA screening. This book is an uptodate resource reflecting current research directions. Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in computer science, discrete mathematics, and image processing. Table of Contents  Y.J. Lee, O. L. Mangasarian, and W. H. Wolberg  Breast cancer survival and chemotherapy: A support vector machine analysis
 P. Hall  A model for learning human vascular anatomy
 M. C. Ferris and D. M. Shepard  Optimization of gamma knife radiosurgery
 Q. J. Wu  Sphere packing using morphological analysis
 L. D. Iasemidis, D.S. Shiau, J. C. Sackellares, and P. Pardalos  Transition to epileptic seizures: Optimization
 I. Nyström and Smedby  Analysis of magnetic resonance angiography images using skeletonization and distance transforms
 S. Bouix and K. Siddiqi  Computing medial surfaces
 A. Rangarajan and H. Chui  A mixed variable optimization approach to nonrigid image registration
 B. DasGupta, X. He, T. Jiang, M. Li, J. Tromp, and L. Zhang  On computing the nearest neighbor interchange distance
 A. J. Macula, D. C. Torney, and P. A. Vilenkin  Twostage group testing for complexes in the presence of errors
 L. Sheng, C. Wang, and P. Zhang  On the perfectness of tagged probe interval graphs
 S. E. Brossette and A. P. Sprague  Frequent sets in the presence of clones: An example from medical surveillance
 H. Q. Ngo and D.Z. Du  A survey on combinatorial group testing algorithms with applications to DNA Library Screening
 Q. J. Wu, J. Wang, and C. H. Sibata  Optimization problems in 3D conformal radiation therapy
 A. Kuba, G. T. Herman, S. Matej, and A. ToddPokropek  Medical applications of discrete tomography
 J. K. Udupa  A study of 3D imaging approaches in medicine
 P. Hall  Discrete mathematics in medical imaging: A personal view
