58308302 Seminar on Neuroinformatics 2
Topic: Natural image statistics
Seminar for Master's and PhD students in English, 3 cu (ECTS), 2009-10
Time and place
Spring semester 2010, periods III and IV. Thursdays (21/01-25/02 and 18/03-29/04) at 12-14 o'clock, lecture room C222 in Exactum. (No seminar on 1st April due to Easter break.)
Aapo Hyvärinen and Michael Gutmann.
Master's and PhD students in statistics (incl. EuroBayes), computer
science (specialization in algorithms & machine learning, intelligent systems, or bioinformatics), or applied mathematics
(specialization e.g. in stochastics).
Previous knowledge of neuroscience is not necessary, although desirable.
The seminar will be largely based on the new book Natural Image Statistics.
There is no overlap with the neuroinformatics seminar in autumn 2008, so you can do this seminar every year.
To get the credit points, you are supposed to
- Participate in all the sessions of the seminar. One absence is OK, more than one if you have a very good reason.
- Give a talk based on some material from the book or related to it. Who gets what will be decided in the first seminar session.
- Write, in the end, a short report on what you learned at the seminar (something like 10 lines per presentation). The deadline for the report is 15th May.
Session #1 : Introduction (Aapo)
Session #2 : ch 2 (Michael 15min), ch 3 (Katherine 45min)
Session #3 : ch 4 (Kirti)
Session #4 : ch 5 (Miko)
Session #5 : ch 6 (Esther)
Session #6 : ch 7 (Pedro)
(New period starts)
Session #7 : ch 9 + article by Köster, Lingren, Gutmann, Hyvärinen, 2009 (Shaman)
Session #8 : ch 10 (Jie)
Session #9 : ch 11 + asterisked part (Anu)
Session #10 : ch 12 (Swee)
Session #11 : ch 13-14 (without 13.1.7 and 13.2.) (Teppo)
Session #12 : Conclusion (Aapo) + Discussion
Every week there is one talk of 60min, rest of the time is for discussion. Sections with asterisks are omitted unless otherwise mentioned.
Aapo Hyvärinen, last update 15 Apr 2010.