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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

1 - Introduction

Summary

The introduction reviews, summarizes, and illustrates fundamental connections among Bayesian inference, numerical quadrature, Gausssian process regression, polyharmonic splines, information-based complexity, optimal recovery, and game theory that form the basis for the book. This is followed by describing a sample of the results derived from these interplays; including those in numerical homogenization, operator-adapted wavelets, fast solvers, and Gaussian process regression. It finishes with an outline of the structure of the book.