Spring Semester 2022
Computation in Neural Systems:
Biological and Computational Vision
Thursdays 17.15 h to 19.00 h
The course starts on
Thursday, February 24, 2022
The course will take place in hybrid form (in person and online
simultaneously) The lectures will also be recorded and will be
accessible on this page.
Here is the zoom link to follow online: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/66141863315
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
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
Exam: The exam will be online as well, and takes place on
Thursday, June 2, from 5.15pm until 6.15pm. Instructions will be
given in due time.
The syllabus will be adjusted depending on
The recorded lectures will be posted here each week.