"... it is still an open question whether this will be one of the basic tools for understanding machine learning problems and methods in the future. Naturally, this book is an essential source for researchers who want to find answers to these questions."
Joe Hernandez-Orallo, Computing Reviews
This state-of-the-art overview describes how phase transitions occur and teaches appropriate methods for tackling the consequent problems. Weaving together fundamental aspects of computer science, statistical physics and machine learning, it provides sufficient mathematics and physics background to make the subject intelligible to researchers in AI and other computer science communities.