Anany Levitin is a professor of Computing Sciences at Villanova University. He is the author of a popular textbook on design and analysis of algorithms, which has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Korean, and Russian. He has also published papers on mathematical optimization theory, software engineering, data management, algorithm design techniques, and computer science education. Maria Levitin is an independent consultant specializing in web applications and data compression. She has previously worked for several leading software companies.