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Spring Semester 2017
Computation in Neural Systems:
Biological and Computational Vision
Thursdays 17.15 h to 19.00 h
Location: Y35 F 32
The course starts on
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Prof. Daniel Kiper,
Prof. Kevan Martin
This interdisciplinary course is open to all
students of the University of Zurich and of the ETH Zurich.
Typically, our students come from Biology, Physics, Mathematics,
Computer Science, and Psychology. Whether you intend to take the
course for credit or to just sit in it, you do not have to ask
permission, everybody is welcome.
Materials. The topics covered in each
lecture are summarized in the slides used for each lecture, which
are available on this website (in pdf
format). The main material for the course is therefore your
own notes, taken during the lectures. For some lectures, we have
additional text, which is also distributed in class. People who
would like to know more about vision may want to look at a book: Wandell, B.
(1995) Foundations of Vision. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer. Here
is a free
access to the book.
Assistance. If you do not understand something, fix an
appointment with the lecturer. If you miss a lecture, download the
handout and ask a friend to explain to you what is going on.
The exercises will be explained as the semester progresses. Their
nature ranges from online experiments to readings of papers.
The exercises are meant to help you evaluate your level of
understanding. The correct answers to the exercises will be given
The course's official language is English, but you are free to ask
questions in German. You can also speak German during the exam if
The exam is a multiple choice written exam that will take place on
the last day of the course (June 1, 2017).
The syllabus may
be adjusted depending on progress.