Mathematics for Modeling and Data Analysis

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 and how to visualize them
  • Vector spaces
  • Matrices as transformations
  • Systems of linear differential equations
  • Qualitative analysis of nonlinear differential equations

possibly also

  • Bayesian theory
  • Multiple integrals



Course type
6 CP
Summer Term 2021
moodle course available


Takes place every week on Thursday from 12:15 to 13:45.
First appointment is on 15.04.2021
Last appointment is on 22.07.2021
Takes place every week on Thursday from 10:30 to 12:00.
First appointment is on 22.04.2021
Last appointment is on 22.07.2021


Basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra.

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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