More than ten years have passed since the untimely death of King-Sun Fu, one of the great pioneers in the field of pattern recognition. It was he, more than any other single individual, who nurtured the field during its formative years, and set the tone and tempo for World Scientific Publishing Company to follow. This book is dedicated to his memory.This book contains 11 chapters by authors who knew King-Sun Fu and in varying degrees interacted with him. The articles span the field of pattern recognition in its current state, and cover such diverse topics as neural nets, covariance propagation, genetic selection, shape description, characteristic views for 3D modeling, face recognition, speech recognition, and machine translation. In tone they vary from the highly theoretical to the applied. Their presentation here is a testimonial, by his former colleagues and friends, to the pioneer who did so much to bring pattern recognition to its position as a recognized discipline world-wide.