Instructor:
Prof. Arunava Banerjee
Office: CSE E436.
Email: arunava@cise.ufl.edu.
Phone: 3926849.
Office hours: Wednesday 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Prerequisites:
Textbook: Theoretical Neuroscience, Dayan and Abbott,
MIT Press, ISBN 0262041995.
Neuroscience Reference: Fundamental Neuroscieence, Zigmond,
Bloom, Landis, Roberts, and Squire, Academic Press, ISBN 0127808701.
The goal of Computational Neuroscience is to acquire a formal understanding of how the brain works. This course is aimed at giving an overview of the field. In addition to particular issues, we shall take a tour through some essential neurobiology and a couple of mathematical areas. The targeted audience is students who wish to conduct research in this field, although any body interested in acquainting themselves with the area is welcome to attend. Although there will be a text that we shall (loosely) follow (Theoretical Neuroscience by Dayan & Abbott; available as an ebook thru the UF library system), a large portion of the course will involve material from disparate sources (other books, articles etc.)
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Spring classes end on Apr 21st. Final Project due on Apr 20th (Tuesday)
Final Project due date extended to Monday Apr 26th.
Evaluation:
Course Policies:
Academic Dishonesty: See http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial/honestybrochure.htm for Academic Honesty Guidelines. All academic dishonesty cases will be handled through the University of Florida Honor Court procedures as documented by the office of Student Services, P202 Peabody Hall. You may contact them at 3921261 for a "Student Judicial Process: Guide for Students" pamphlet.
Students with Disabilities: Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
List of Topics covered
Week  Topic  Reading  Assignment 
Jan 4  Jan 10  
Jan 11  Jan 17 


Homework 1 due Feb 5. 
Jan 18  Jan 24 


Part I of Theoretical Project due. 
Jan 25  Jan 31 


Feb 1  Feb 7 



Feb 8  Feb 14 

Homework 2 due Mar 2.  
Feb 15  Feb 21 



Feb 22  Feb 28 


Feb 29  Mar 6 

Homework 3 due Mar 18.  
Mar 7  Mar 13 


Mar 14  Mar 20 


Mar 21  Mar 27 


Mar 28  Apr 3 


Apr 4  Apr 10 

Volterra Series.  
Apr 11  Apr 20 

Fourier Series, experimental neuroscience. 