In this course, Bachelor students learn fundamentals about the cellular- and circuit bases of sensory and motor functions of the brain and spinal cord.
Offered: Fall 2023
In this course, Master students in Bioengineering and Robotics acquire an integrative view on biological and artificial algorithms for controlling autonomous behavior in animals and robots. Students synthesize and apply this knowledge in oral presentations, computational modeling exercises, and a hands-on scientific study.
Next offered: Spring 2024
This course is an intensive, hands-on, pragmatic introduction to Python computer programming for Doctoral students. They learn basic concepts like data types, control structures, string processing, functions, input/output. They perform simulations, write scripts, and analyze and plot biological data.
Next offered: September 4-8, 2023
Being successful as a scientist requires more than acquiring knowledge and developing experimental skills. It also requires learning how to ask good scientific questions, establish a clear plan of action, and seeking advice along the way. In this course, a small group of students watch on-line videos made by scientists, perform written exercises related to their own PhD projects, and discuss these exercises and videos together with the course instructor.
Offered: Spring 2024
The goal of the course was to increase students’ knowledge in the fields of Systems Neuroscience, Neurorobotics, and Neurobiology. Students acquired knowledge about state-of-the-art discoveries from visiting Stanford Neuroscience professors and EPFL Neuroscience professors.
Offered: January 2020 – one time
The goal of the course was to increase students’ knowledge in the fields of motor control and neurorobotics. Students acquired knowledge about state-of-the-art discoveries in motor control in biological and artificial/robotic systems. Students were introduced, by experts in the field, to fundamental concepts and recent findings related to the neural and artificial control of behavior and movement.
Offered: December 2018 – one time