Are there any good summaries (reviews, books) on various applications of Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)?
I’ve seen Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice, but this books seems a bit old.
Are there more update books on various applications of MCMC in areas such as machine leearning, computer vision, and computational biology?
Yes the Handbook of MCMC is a very up-to-date collection of papers on MCMC, Also the book by Robert and Casella is a more current account than Markov Chain Monte Carlo in Practice. But I think MCMC in Practice is really a good place to start learning the subject.
Here are amazon links to descriptions of the books I mentioned above.