About the Author
REUVEN Y. RUBINSTEIN, DSc, was Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The author of over 100 articles and six books, Dr. Rubinstein was also the inventor of the popular score-function method in simulation analysis and generic cross-entropy methods for combinatorial optimization and counting.
AD RIDDER, PhD, is Associate Professor of Operations Research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research interests include rare event simulation, applied probability problems, queuing models, and Monte Carlo methods.
RADISLAV VAISMAN is the author of numerous journal articles, and his research interests include rare event simulation, randomized algorithms, and on-line planning.