Teaching

Our group offers lectures and seminars for students pursuing their studies in the fields of physics, computer science, biology, as well as for interested students from other faculties.

In the courses on the topic Computational Neuroscience we are focussing on all scientific areas our working group is pursuing with special interest on Synaptic Plasticity and the application on Robot-Control.

Essential background knowledge includes programming, differential equations respectively modelling in physics and numerical implementation of models in a computer program.

Students in applied computer science who are interested in the neuroinformatics specialisation can find further information here (only available within in the university's network):

Specialization Applied Computer Science
Neuroinformatics

The Module M.Inf.401/1401/M.Phy.5602 will be replaced. In the next term, two modules for 3 C each will be present: the lecture as Module B.Phy.5651 and the Exercise as Module B.Phy.5652.

The Module B.Phy.5652 should be taken in parallel with Module B.Phy.5651, but it can be taken in a later term. But the Module B.Phy.5651 is a precondition to take Module B.Phy.5652.

The Modules M.Inf.401/1401/M.Phy.5602 and B.Phy.5651/B.Phy.5652 are mutually exclusive.

Details will be given in the first lecture!

Courses

Summer Term 2017

Lectures and Tutorials

B.Phy.5605 B.Phy.7601 M.Phy.710 B.Bio-NF.119-2 B.Inf.401
Theoretische Neurowissenschaften - Grundlagen #630364

B.Phy.5602
Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience: Collective dynamics of biological neural Networks II #350036

Seminars

B.Phy.5614
Journal Club Computational Neuroscience (Proseminar) #531360

M.Phy.5601 M.Phy.413
Journal Club Computational Neuroscience (Seminar) #534118

M.Phy.410
Journal Club Computational Neuroscience (Forschungsseminar) #534118
Winter Term 2017/2018

Lectures and Tutorials

B.Phy.56x M.Phy.56x
Introduction to Computer Vision and Robotics #533587

B.Phy.5601
Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience: Collective dynamics of biological neural Networks I #530170

Seminars

B.Phy.5614
Journal Club Computational Neuroscience (proseminar) #530227

M.Phy.5601 M.Phy.413
Journal Club Computational Neuroscience (seminar) #530227

M.Phy.410
Journal Club Computational Neuroscience (research seminar) #530227

Bachelor and Mastertheses

Physics

The course of studies is detailed in the study guidelines. If you are looking for a thesis in our working group, under normal conditions we assume that you have attended our lectures.

Specifically these are:

Bachelor

  • Theoretische Neurowissenschaften - Grundlagen
  • Journal Club Computational Neuroscience I
    (Alternatively the Journal Club Computational Neuroscience II might be visited.)

Master

  • Computational Neuroscience: Learning and adaptive Algorithmen
    (Kann auch im Bachelor-Studiengang angerechnet werden)
  • Journal Club Computational Neuroscience II
    (Alternativ kann auch der Journal Club Computational Neuroscience I besucht werden.)

Further lectures for Bachelor and Master students

  • Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience: Collective dynamics of biological neural Networks I
  • Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience: Collective dynamics of biological neural Networks II

Computer Science

Since the bachelor thesis needs to be written in the chosen specialisation, the only way to write your bachelor thesis is to select the neuroinformatics specialisation.

In order to write your master thesis in our group, it is usually also required to specialise in neuroinformatics. But depending on your academic background we might allow execeptions.

Biology

The course of studies is detailed in the corresponding study guidelines. If you are interested, please take a look at the pages of the Faculty of Biology and Psychology.

If you are looking for a thesis in our working group, for Bachelor students under normal conditions we assume that you have attended the lectures of the module B.Bio.119 Neurosciences and Behavioral Biology.

At least for Master students we advise the lecture of module B.Phy.5601: Computational Neuroscience: Learning and Adaptive Algorithms. Possibly, you won't find this lecture in the module listing of your faculty, so please contact the Dean of Biology for further information on how to get credits for this course.

People interested in studying at the faculty of biology might want to take a look at the interdisciplinary study course Master/Ph.D. in Neurosciences.

Topics

You want to write your Thesis in our group? Here you find a list of currently open thesis projects. If you do not find a project in the list that suits you, please just come around and see us in person. Just because the list is empty, does not mean we do not have any work for you.

Physics

Computer Vision

Neural Control and Robotics

Information Theory

Computer Science

Computer Vision

Neural Control and Robotics

Mathematics

Information Theory

Biology, Psychology

Psychophysics

Contact Persons Teaching

Student Advisory Service Neuroinformatics/Computational Neuroscience

Timo Lüddecke

Journal Club

Timo Nachstedt

First Contact

An e-Mail is possibly the best approach. To make our communication as efficient as possible, the following data should be supplied:

  • Full name
  • Degree program
  • Term
  • Students of Computer Science should supply the type of specialization they chose
  • Well phrased concern

You should have read the corresponding notes on your degree program before. Possibly the FAQ already answers a few of the obvious questions. And keep in mind, that we cannot answer in a helpful way, if there was no concern raised. If need be, additional questions might be answered in office hours.


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