Issue No. 02 - February (1979 vol. 12)
J.L. Bentley , Carnegie-Mellon University
Fast algorithms dramatically decrease run time for certain tasks. Designing them offers not only the promise of better performance but also a better understanding of the problems underlying all computational tasks.
J. Bentley, "Special Feature An Introduction to Algorithm Design," in Computer, vol. 12, no. , pp. 66-78, 1979.