DIMACS - Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
Volume: 37; 1997; 388 pp; Hardcover
MSC: Primary 92; Secondary 05
Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0762-0
Product Code: DIMACS/37
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Mathematical Hierarchies and BiologyShare this page
Edited by Boris Mirkin; F. R. McMorris; Fred S. Roberts; Andrey Rzhetsky
A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS
The mathematical approach to the study of hierarchies presents the theoretical basis for many important areas of current scientific investigation. Biology has benefited from this research and has also stimulated the mathematical study of hierarchies.
This collection presents papers devoted to theoretical, algorithmical, and application issues related to (1) reconstructing hierarchies (trees or ranking) from (dis)similarity or entity-to-character data, (2) using hierarchies for modeling evolution and other processes, and (3) combining (gene) trees.
The papers in this volume provide a contemporary sample of many new results in hierarchy theory with applications in biology, psychology, data analysis, and systems engineering.
- Mathematical treatment of hierarchies in several interconnected frameworks: set systems, linear subspaces, graph objects, and tree metrics.
- The relationship of hierarchies to many issues of current application—from learning robots to wavelets to intron evolution to the evolution of language.
- Solutions to several important problems.
Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1–7 were co-published with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).
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Graduate students and research mathematicians working in discrete mathematics, computational biology, and data analysis.