Date
 Topic 
Reading / Handouts 
Slides (pdf) 
HW 

Th 9.02 
Course introduction and announcements 
syllabus.pdf

slides01.pdf


Tu 9.07 
Intro to linear algebra: vectors, norm, and inner
product


slides02.pdf

hw0_neu314_Q.ipynb
hw0_neu314_A.ipynb
(due date: none)

Th 9.09 
Linear combination, vector spaces, & matrices
 
slides03.pdf
 linear algebra basics hw1.ipynb
(due 9/21, 1:30pm)

Tu 9.14 
Application: trichromactic color vision
 
slides04.pdf


Th 9.16 
Matrix multiplication, outer product, transpose, inverse
 
slides05.pdf
 color vision & linear systems hw2.ipynb
(due 10/05, 1:30pm) 
Tu 9.21 
Row / column / null spaces; Linear Systems
 
slides06.pdf
 
Th 9.23 
no inperson class
 
 
Tu 9.28 
Application: null spaces in the brain
 Kaufman et
al 2014 
slides07.pdf
 row & null spaces hw3.ipynb
(due 10/12, 1:30pm) 
Th 9.30 
Singular Value Decomposition (SVD)
 notes_SVD.pdf
 slides08.pdf
 
Tu 10.05 
SVD applications
 
slides09.pdf
 
Th 10.07 
Lowrank matrix approximation ( recorded; no inperson class )
 
slides10.pdf
 SVD
hw4.ipynb
(due 11/02, 1:30pm) 
Tu 10.12 
Principal Components Analysis (PCA)
 notes_PCA.pdf
 slides11.pdf


Th 10.14 
Least Squares Regression
 notes_LSregression.pdf
 slides12.pdf
 
Tu 10.19 
fall break
 


Th 10.21 
fall break
 


Tu 10.26 
Intro to Probability 

slides13.pdf
 PCA & regression hw5.ipynb
(due 11/16, 1:30pm) 
Th 10.28 
Bayes' rule
 
slides14.pdf
 
Tu 11.02 
Independence
 
slides15.pdf
 
Th 11.04 
Correlations and Gaussian distributions
 
slides16.pdf
 
Tu 11.09 
Information theory I: entropy
 
slides17.pdf
 Probability
hw6.ipynb
(due 11/23, 1:30pm) 
Th 11.11 
Information theory II: mutual information, KL, and
efficient coding
 
slides18.pdf
 
Tu 11.16 
Estimation
 
slides19.pdf
 
Th 11.18 
Maximum Likelihood for spike count models
 
slides20.pdf
 
Tu 11.23 
GLMs & Logistic regression
 
slides21.pdf
 
Th 11.25 
Thanksgiving
 


Tu 11.30 
Intro to Dynamics
 
slides22.pdf
 Info Theory & GLMs
hw7.ipynb
(due: 12/14) 
Th 12.02 
Multidimensional dynamics
 notes_Dynamics.pdf 
slides23.pdf
 