Mathematics for Modeling and Data Analysis

Due to the corona crisis this course will be offered as an online course in SS 2020.

This course covers mathematical methods that are relevant for modeling and data analysis. Particular emphasis will be put on an intuitive understanding as is required for a creative command of mathematics.

The following topics will be covered: Functions, vector spaces, matrices as transformations, systems of linear differential equations, qualitative analysis of nonlinear differential equations, possibly also Bayes theory and multiple integrals.



Course type
6 CP
Summer Term 2020


Takes place every week on Thursday from 12:15 to 13:45 in room virtual.
First appointment is on 23.04.2020
Last appointment is on 16.07.2020
Takes place every week on Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00 in room vitual.
First appointment is on 30.04.2020
Last appointment is on 16.07.2020


Basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus.

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
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