PHY 687 -- Topics in biological physics

Introduction to Computational Neuroscience

This is a class on computational neuroscience... with a theoretical physics spin. I will present a selection of few topics, but dig very deep in each of them to extract some cool results. I'll try to keep it self-contained and give a quick introduction to some of the technical tools needed along the way. Even so, this class is meant for students who can manage some elementary physics and maths: some knowledge of statistical mechanics would be very useful, but I'll give a recap of that anyway; same with probability theory and inference.

Syllabus

Class: Tue 2:20am-3:40pm in Physics B131

Instructor: Luca Mazzucato

Office Hours: Come say hi at my office SCGP 506 or drop me an email: lmazzucato at scgp dot stonybrook dot edu.

Lecture Notes:

  • Notes updated on November 6th 2011 (update supervised and unsupervised learning chapters).

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