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- Edinburgh Mathematical Laboratory 100th Anniversary
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- Bay Area Scientific Computing Day, USA, Dec 2013
- Stanford SVG70 Meeting, USA, Jan 2014
- Engineer Position, HPC Scientist, MSC Software
- Professor Position, Applied Mathematics, Purdue
- Professor Position, Statistics, Arizona State Univ
- Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill
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From: Joseph Grcar jfgrcar@gmail.com

Date: October 22, 2013

**Subject: Edinburgh Mathematical Laboratory 100th Anniversary**

This month is the 100th anniversary of what was likely the earliest

academic program in Computational Science and Engineering, the

Edinburgh Mathematical Laboratory (EML).

EML was established when Edmund Whittaker took the mathematics chair

at Edinburgh in 1913. As the former royal astronomer of Ireland,

Whittaker's appointment illustrates the dominance of astronomy in

mathematics though the turn of the 20th century. Whittaker's interest

in astronomy, and the need for calculation in astronomy, fit well with

a faculty who had recently lost both Peter Guthrie Tait, the

collaborator of William Thomson (the two were known as T and T'), and

also Edward Sang, a calculator of mathematical tables (to 26 places,

unpublished).

The mathematics laboratory was inaugurated in October, 1913 at a

colloquium of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society. Whittaker

demonstrated a calculation for astronomy in the laboratory's large

classroom, which seated eighty people at special computing desks. The

next colloquium in 1914 coincided with the tercentenary of the

invention of logarithms by arguably Edinburgh's most famous son, John

Napier. His logarithms are the oldest modern mathematics, and note,

they are computational mathematics. The exhibition catalog describes a

huge collection of computing paraphernalia with some items from the

EML that suggest what else may have been in the computing classroom:

books of tables, calculating machines (Brunsviga, Millionaire, etc.),

computing forms for harmonic analysis, models of curves and surfaces,

and a pantograph.

Edinburgh University made an effort to promote the EML. A curriculum

emphasizing calculations in astronomy was announced in at least one

foreign (German) journal. The laboratory invited researchers,

solicited students, and offered degrees up to the D.Sc. Six EML books

including four texts for courses were published in 1915 to positive

reviews. There is no further mention of the EML, which may have been

an indirect casualty of the first World War. A course entitled

"mathematical laboratory" was taught at Edinburgh from about 1920

until 1960 when the name was changed to "numerical analysis".

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From: Antonella Zanna anto@math.uib.no

Date: October 24, 2013

**Subject: Call for Nominations, Stephen Smale Prize**

The second Stephen Smale Prize will be awarded in the meeting

Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) in Montevideo in

December 2014, http://www.fing.edu.uy/~jana/www2/focm_2014.html

Nominations should be sent to FoCM secretary Antonella Zanna at:

Antonella.Zanna@math.uib.no

Deadline: 24:00 (GMT), March 10, 2014

Full announcement of prize here:

http://focm-society.org/smale_prize.php .

The Society for the Foundations of Computational Mathematics was

created in the summer of 1995, following the month-long meeting in

Park City, Utah, which was principally organized by Steve Smale. The

Park City meeting aimed, in Smale's words from the preliminary

announcement, “to strengthen the unity of mathematics and numerical

analysis, and to narrow the gap between pure and applied mathematics."

Smale's vision has been the Society's inspiration for all these

years. The journal Foundations of Computational Mathematics was

created, several colloquia and research semesters were organized and

international conferences are held every three years. After fifteen

years of existence, with an established and recognized position in the

scientific community, the Society has created the "Stephen Smale

Prize" whose objective is to recognize the work of a young

mathematician in the areas at the heart of the society's interests and

to help to promote his or her integration among the leaders of the

scientific community. The first Stephen Smale Prize was awarded at the

Budapest meeting in 2011 to Snorre H. Christiansen.

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From: Patrick Farrell patrick.farrell@maths.ox.ac.uk

Date: October 25, 2013

**Subject: 14th European AD Workshop, UK, Dec 2013**

The 14th European AD Workshop

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK

December 9--10, 2013

http://www.autodiff.org/?module=Workshops&submenu=EuroAD/14/main

This two day workshop is the fourteenth in the series of the EuroAD

Automatic Differentiation workshops, which take place twice a year.

These workshops provide a forum for the presentation of theoretical

developments in and applications of Automatic Differentiation (AD) and

adjoint methods. The workshop is informal and presentations on

subjects such as work in progress, problem areas for AD, or possible

application areas, as well as completed work are welcome. We

particularly encourage PhD students and those new to the field to

attend and present their work. The workshop is hosted by the

Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford.

Registration: If you are willing to present or participate, please

register on

http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/product.asp?

compid=1&modid=1&catid=2056

If you would like to give a 25-minute talk, please send a title and

abstract to patrick.farrell@maths.ox.ac.uk by November 25th, 2013.

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From: Bert de Jong wadejong@lbl.gov

Date: October 25, 2013

**Subject: Bay Area Scientific Computing Day, USA, Dec 2013**

We are pleased to announce that the Bay Area Scientific Computing Day

(BASCD) will be hosted by LBNL on December 11, 2013.

BASCD is an annual one-day meeting focused on fostering interactions

and collaborations between researchers in the fields of scientific

computing and computational science and engineering from the San

Francisco Bay Area. The event provides junior researchers a venue to

present their work to the local community, and for the Bay Area

scientific and computational science and engineering communities at

large to interchange views on today’s multidisciplinary computational

challenges and state-of-the-art developments.

The speakers at this year’s meeting are Kevin Carlberg (Sandia), Erin

Carson (UC Berkeley), Lixin Ge (SLAC), Jeff Irion (UC Davis), Lex

Kemper (LBNL), Christian Linder (Stanford University), Ding Lu (UC

Davis), Ali Mani (Stanford University), François-Henry Rouet (LBNL),

Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez (UC Berkeley), Khachik Sargsyan (Sandia) and

Samuel Skillman (SLAC).

This year we will have a combined lunch and poster session. If you are

interested in presenting a poster, please indicate this during

registration.The schedule, registration, and the title and abstract of

the speakers are available on the BASCD website:

https://sites.google.com/a/lbl.gov/bay-area-scientific-computing-day/

Please distribute this announcement to others who may be

interested. Looking forward to seeing you all at the 2013 Bay Area

Scientific Computing Day on December 11, 2013 at LBNL.

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From: David Gleich dgleich@purdue.edu

Date: October 27, 2013

**Subject: Stanford SVG70 Meeting, USA, Jan 2014**

The SVG70 Meeting, Stanford University

January 25, 2014 - All day.

Registration is now open for the SVG70 Meeting, which will celebrate

the birthdays and accomplishments of Michael Saunders, Jim Varah, and

Alan George. The one-day workshop on numerical linear algebra and

optimization will be followed by a banquet dinner.

Space is limited and registration closes on December 15th.

For registration and other details, see

https://sites.google.com/site/svgmeeting2014/

Confirmed invited speakers:

Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

John Gilbert (UC Santa Barbara)

Philip Gill (UC San Diego)

Joseph Grcar

Anne Greenbaum (University of Washington)

Scott MachLachlan (Tufts University)

Dominique Orban (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal)

Michael Overton (New York University)

Chris Paige (McGill University)

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From: Travis Austin austint73@gmail.com

Date: October 25, 2013

**Subject: Engineer Position, HPC Scientist, MSC Software**

MSC Software, based in Newport Beach, CA, has an opening for a

Development Engineer 3 and/or 4 - HPC Scientist. The HPC Scientist

will create innovative parallel methods and implementations providing

an overall speedup to company-wide products. We are particularly

interested in job candidates with experience in solving large complex

eigenvalue problems.

This role is part of a distributed and highly collaborative team of

motivated HPC Scientists driven to create the fastest HPC solutions

possible. The successful candidate will be involved in reviewing

parallel method proposals from fellow group members for merit and

estimating time for development. Initial focus will be on the

development of innovative eigenvalue solvers with additional focus on

assisting in accelerating existing sparse direct and iterative

solution methods.

Please go to http://www.mscsoftware.com/careers/job-listings and

refer to Job ID 1652.

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From: JIE SHEN shen7@purdue.edu

Date: October 22, 2013

**Subject: Professor Position, Applied Mathematics, Purdue**

The Department of Mathematics at Purdue University invites

applications for an appointment at the rank of tenured full professor

to fill the newly endowed Andris A. Zoltners Professorship in

Mathematics. A Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in mathematics or a closely

related field is required. The target area is applied mathematics. We

are expecting applications from candidates with an outstanding record

of research accomplishment, internationally recognized stature,

credentials suitable for immediate nomination as a Distinguished

Professor, and great potential for future work.

Direct all inquiries to goeke@math.purdue.edu. Review of applications

will begin immediately, and applications will be considered on a

continuing basis until the position is filled.

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From: Kyle Rader kwrader@asu.edu

Date: October 22, 2013

**Subject: Professor Position, Statistics, Arizona State Univ**

Associate or full Professor (JOB# 10571)

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Arizona State University

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at

Arizona State University invites applications for a tenured or

tenure-track position as associate or full professor in statistics

or applied statistics beginning in fall 2014. Rank and tenure will

be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the mathematical or

statistical sciences with a research emphasis in statistics and/or

its applications to other disciplines and an outstanding record of

excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and

undergraduate levels.

Applications must be submitted online through

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5265

All applications must include the following:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Personal statement addressing the candidate's research program

4. Statement of teaching and service/administrative experience

5. At least four names and e-mail addresses of experts who would be

willing to serve as referees on the candidate's research, teaching

and service (the referees will be contacted later for letters for

those candidates who pass through an initial screening).

The application deadline is December 10, 2013; if not filled, every

two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Informal inquiries may be sent to Al Boggess, Director of SoMSS

(boggess@asu.edu).

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From: Boyce Griffith boyceg@unc.edu

Date: October 25, 2013

**Subject: Faculty Position, Applied Mathematics, UNC-Chapel Hill**

The Department of Mathematics of the University of North Carolina at

Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track position in

applied mathematics at the assistant professor level starting on July

1, 2014. Candidates are sought to enhance the interdisciplinary focus

of the applied mathematics research group. We specifically seek

applicants who will work to establish an externally funded research

program that actively collaborates with researchers in the biological,

computer, environmental, medical, physical, or social sciences. A

Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required, and some postdoctoral

experience, outstanding research promise, and dedication to excellent

teaching are expected.

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online by

December 1, 2013 both at:

http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5240

and also at:

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33233

Further information is available at http://www.math.unc.edu, and

specific questions can be referred to Roberto Camassa at

camassa@amath.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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From: Michael Smiley mwsmiley@iastate.edu

Date: October 23, 2013

**Subject: Faculty Position, Mathematical Biology, Iowa State Univ**

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University invites

applications for a position at the assistant or associate professor

level beginning August 16, 2014. The Department is seeking a

candidate with research expertise in the application of mathematics to

the biological sciences, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. For

more detailed information about the position and application

requirements, interested candidates should consult the

Department's web page:

http://www.math.iastate.edu/pdfs/MathBio2014.pdf

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From: Timo Betcke t.betcke@ucl.ac.uk

Date: October 22, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Fellowship, Univ College London**

The Department of Mathematics at University College London invites

applications from outstanding postdoctoral researchers for the

Clifford Fellowship in Mathematics. This is a new 3-year developmental

research fellowship at UCL available from August 2014 for talented

mathematicians. Candidates should, allowing for career and other

breaks, have less than four years postdoctoral research experience in

an academic environment.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake high standard

research in pure or applied mathematics leading to conference

presentations and publications in leading journals, and to contribute

to the research environment of the department through interaction with

staff and students. A limited amount of teaching at undergraduate

level will be expected.

Application closing date is 1 December 2013. Interviews are planned

for January 2014.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Robb McDonald,

Head of Department tel. +44 (0)20-7679-2853, email:

n.r.mcdonald@ucl.ac.uk, Professor Valery Smyshlyaev, Head of

Applied Mathematics tel. +44 (0)20-7679-3854, email:

v.smyshylaev@ucl.ac.uk, or Professor Leonid Parnovski, Head of Pure

Mathematics tel. +44 (0)20-7679-2847, email: l.parnovski@ucl.ac.uk.

Further details are available at:

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?

owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1372052

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From: Colin Cotter colin.cotter@imperial.ac.uk

Date: October 28, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Position, Mathematics, Imperial College London**

A three year postdoc position is available at the Department of

Mathematics, Imperial College London, under the supervision of Dr

Colin Cotter who has recently been appointed there. The position is

funded from a NERC-funded project on understanding how discretisation

error and model error around under-resolved fronts can effect the

prediction of the large scale circulation in numerical weather

prediction models. This project is in collaboration with Prof Mike

Cullen at the UK Met Office.

This project is at the interface between numerical analysis and

geophysical fluid dynamics and we are inviting candidates with

expertise in one or (preferably) both of these areas.

A link to the application form, together with a detailed job

description and person specification, for the position is given below:

https://www4.ad.ic.ac.uk/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?

page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&akRegionApplicationId

=821&transactionid=804774554&retainAM=Y&addBreadCrumb=S&p_svid=42319&p_spi

d=1639014&oapc=19&oas=cvpJW1Hlt8kWEkd4rJO3HA..

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From: Andreas Dedner a.s.dedner@warwick.ac.uk

Date: October 27, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Position, NA/Scientific Computing, Warwick, UK**

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in

Numerical Analyis/Modelling/Scientific Computing to work with Dr.

A. Dedner (University of Warwick, Mathematics), Prof S. Arridge (UCL

Centre for Medical Image Computing) and Dr T. Betcke (UCL Mathematics)

on schemes for coupling finite element and boundary element methods

(FEM+BEM) with applications to medical imaging. The aim is to combine

two existing packages (DUNE and BEM++), building a powerful software

platform for solving a wide range of problems involving

discretizations on surfaces and in bulk domains using HPC

facilities. This is part of a large interdisciplinary group,

researching finite element and boundary element methods, their

application and implementation. The group involves both experts in

FEM/BEM and in Electrical Impedance Tomography, Ultrasound and Optical

Tomography, including industrial collaboration.

Key Requirements:

The Research Associate will contribute to the development of the

methods and their implementation for large-scale problems on high

performance computing facilities. A strong background in mathematics,

scientific computing or related areas is required. In particular,

candidates should have experience with finite and/or boundary element

methods. Software development experience in C++ is essential.

Further Details:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/jobs

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From: Karl Meerbergen karl.Meerbergen@cs.kuleuven.be

Date: October 27, 2013

**Subject: Postdoc Positions, HPC for Life Sciences**

KU Leuven (Karl Meerbergen) and University of Antwerp (Wim Vanroose)

have three postdoctoral research positions for a joint research

project on high performance computing for Life Sciences. The project

is funded in part by Intel and Johnson&Johnson pharmaceuticals. The

topic of the research is the development of HPC algorithms for the

solution of ODEs/PDEs with stochastic parameters with the aim to

improve the efficiency of parameter estimation problems from the

pharmaceutical industry.

The successful candidate should be interested in high performance

computing, inverse problems, high dimensional numerical integration

and parametric model order reduction and is expected to have expertise

in at least one of these themes. In addition, the interested candidate

should be willing to develop code in C++. The researchers will work in

close collaboration with both teams from Leuven and Antwerp and

scientists from Johnson&Johnson and Intel. Part of the time will be

spent in the ExaScience lab in Leuven, an interdisciplinary lab on

software, bio-statistics, bio-informatics and hardware simulation. The

initial contract is for one year with a possible extension after

positive evaluation.

Candidates should send their CV with full list of publication to

Wim.Vanroose@ua.ac.be and Karl.Meerbergen@cs.kuleuven.be

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From: Marcus Garvie mgarvie@uoguelph.ca

Date: October 24, 2013

**Subject: PhD Position, Finite Element Simulation, Univ of Guelph, Canada**

A PhD position is offered in the Department of Mathematics &

Statistics at the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada, see

http://www.mathstat.uoguelph.ca/

The application area is mathematical ecology, in particular,

metapopulation dynamics, which will combine theoretical techniques

from Reaction Diffusion Equations (systems of Partial Differential

Equations (PDEs)), the Finite Element Method (a numerical method for

solving PDEs), and Scientific Computing. The project will involve the

modeling, simulation and analysis of fully spatially structured

metapopulation dynamics, with the ultimate goal of contributing to our

understanding of the conservation of species in fragmented habitats.

The PhD researcher will work in a department of applied mathematicians

with outstanding expertise in mathematical biology. The PhD position

offers excellent opportunity to gain expertise in computational

mathematics (e.g. the Finite Element Method), scientific computing

(e.g., MATLAB, commercial PDE solvers), Partial Differential

Equations, and Applied Mathematics in general.

The candidate must have an MSc degree in an appropriate area of

Applied Mathematics, or Computational Mathematics / Numerical

Analysis. The candidate should be a landed immigrant of Canada

(i.e. Permanant Resident) or be fully self funded, have excellent

writing skills, and be willing to learn some rigorous mathematics in

addition to applications. Good programming skills is an advantage.

Interested candidates will need to make a formal application via

https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/apply . Further information

about the application procedure can be obtained from the graduate

secretary Susan McCormick (smccormi@uoguelph.ca).

The advisor is Prof. M.R. Garvie, see http://www.uoguelph.ca/~mgarvie/

from whom further details can be obtained concerning the research

project.

Closing date: February 15, 2014. Please apply as soon as possible.

Starting date: Fall 2014 (early September).

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From: Wim Michiels Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.be

Date: October 26, 2013

**Subject: PhD Positions, KU Leuven**

PhD positions "Computational methods for nonlinear eigenvalue problems

and eigenvalue optimization, with applications in control and

structural dynamics"

Nonlinear eigenvalue problems of a high current interest,primarily in

numerical linear algebra and scientific computing (e.g. in the context

of solving partial differential equations). Important developments

have also taken place in engineering, in particular systems and

control, and in physics.

The Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Section of KU Leuven

has recently gained key expertise on iterative methods for solving

eigenvalue problems that are nonlinear in the eigenvalue parameter.

The aim of the PhD research is to advance the state-of-the-art in two

complementary direction. The first one is on eigenvalue

optimization. The optimization problems stem from the analysis of

eigenvalue problems with uncertainty and from the synthesis of

controller or design parameters. Applications are mainly envisaged in

systems and control and in structural dynamics, in the framework of

the Optimization in Engineering Centre OPTEC. The second direction is

on computing and optimizing eigenvalues where the nonlinearity is not

only in the eigenvalue but also in the eigenvector. The eigenvector

nonlinearity can be inherent to the problem, as in quantum physics

problems, but may also arise in computational schemes for solving

matrix distance problems.

More information about the positions and application instructions can

be found at http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/wim.michiels/vacancy-eig.pdf

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From: Piotr Matus matus@im.bas-net.by

Date: October 24, 2013

**Subject: Contents, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, 13 (4)**

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS Vol. 13 (2013), No. 4

The Contribution of Piotr Matus to Computational Mathematics,

Lemeshevsky, Sergey / Sherbaf, Almas / Vabishchevich, Petr; pp.

363-368

On 3D DDFV Discretization of Gradient and Divergence Operators:

Discrete Functional Analysis Tools and Applications to Degenerate

Parabolic Problems, Andreianov, Boris / Bendahmane, Mostafa / Hubert,

Florence; pp. 369-410

Rolf Dieter Grigorieff. Applications of Functional Analysis, Emmrich,

Etienne / Hoppe, Ronald H. W. / Kornhuber, Ralf; pp. 411- 414

Sparse Optimal Control of the Schlögl and FitzHugh–Nagumo Systems,

Casas, Eduardo / Ryll, Christopher / Tröltzsch, Fredi; pp. 415-442

Operator Differential-Algebraic Equations Arising in Fluid Dynamics,

Emmrich, Etienne / Mehrmann, Volker; pp. 443-470

A Second Order Approximation for Quasilinear Non-Fickian Diffusion

Models, Ferreira, José A. / Gudiño, Elias / de Oliveira, Paula;

pp. 471-494

A Short Theory of the Rayleigh–Ritz Method, Yserentant, Harry;

pp. 495-502

For more information, please, visit

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cmam .

All CMAM ahead of print papers can be viewed at

http://www.degruyter.com/printahead/j/cmam .

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From: Joseph Traub traub@cs.columbia.edu

Date: October 25, 2013

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Complexity, 30 (1)**

Journal of Complexity

Volume 30, Issue 1, February 2014

CONTENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Christoph Aistleitner Wins the 2013 Information-Based Complexity

Young Researcher Award

- Nominations for 2014 Information-Based Complexity Young Researcher

Award

REGULAR ARTICLES

Compressed sensing with sparse binary matrices: Instance optimal error

guarantees in near-optimal time, M. Iwen

A Lower Bound for the Discrepancy of a Random Point Set, B. Doerr

The Cost of Deterministic, Adaptive, Automatic Algorithms: Cones, Not

Balls, N. Clancy, Y. Ding, C. Hamilton, F. Hickernell, Y. Zhang

Level permutation method for constructing uniform designs under the

wrap-around L2 discrepancy 1, G. Xu, J. Zhang, Y. Tang

Quasi-Polynomial Tractability of Linear Problems in the Average Case

Setting, X. Guiqiao

Weighted discrepancy and numerical integration in function spaces,

H. Triebel

On lower bounds for integration of multivariate permutation-invariant

functions, M. Weimar

Construction of Uniform Designs Without Replications, B. Jiang, M. Ai

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