Introduction to Algorithms is a book by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein. Thomas H Cormen is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms, along with Charles Leiserson, Ron Rivest, and Cliff Stein. Charles Eric Leiserson is a Computer scientist, specializing in the theory of Parallel computing and Distributed computing, and particularly practical Ronald Linn Rivest (born 1947, Schenectady, New York) is a cryptographer. Clifford Stein, a Computer scientist, is currently a professor of Industrial engineering and Operations research at Columbia University It is used as the textbook for algorithms courses at many universities.
Cormen teaches at Dartmouth College, Rivest and Leiserson teach at MIT, and Stein teaches at Columbia. Thomas H Cormen is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms, along with Charles Leiserson, Ron Rivest, and Cliff Stein. Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U Ronald Linn Rivest (born 1947, Schenectady, New York) is a cryptographer. Charles Eric Leiserson is a Computer scientist, specializing in the theory of Parallel computing and Distributed computing, and particularly practical Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League.
The first edition of the textbook did not include Stein as an author, and thus the book became known by the acronym CLR. After the addition of the fourth author in the second edition, many began to refer to the book as CLRS. (Although many misread it as "CLR's Second edition") This first edition of the book was also known as "The Big White Book (of Algorithms). " With the second edition, the predominant color of the cover changed to green, causing the nickname to be shortened to just "The Big Book (of Algorithms). "
This book is also available with a companion CD-ROM including examples in Java.
The mobile located on the cover, Big Red by Alexander Calder, can be found at the Phillips Collection, a modern art museum in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. A mobile is a type of Kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium Alexander Calder (22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976 also known as Sandy Calder, was an American sculptor and Artist most famous for inventing The Phillips Collection is an Art museum founded by Duncan Phillips in 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Gallery located in the Dupont Circle Dupont Circle is a Traffic circle, Neighborhood, and historic district in Northwest Washington D