This course is for any graduate student who has been inspired by either of two great questions "How does the brain work?" or "How can we build intelligent machines?" The course is carefully designed so that students may come to the course with a background either in technology, psychology or neuroscience and learn the basics of the other disciplines needed to work on an interdisciplinary team modeling some specific brain mechanisms underlying primate behavior. Students will find the course both challenging and stimulating.
Tu Th 12:30-1:50pm; OHE 100B
Professor Laurent Itti
Yoo-hee Shin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate standing; ability to program in C++; background in neuroscience or the behavioral sciences may be plus.
[TMB] M.A. Arbib, 1989,
M.A. Arbib, Ed., 1995,
Michael A. Arbib, and Jeffrey Grethe, Editors, 2001,
One mid-term and a final will cover the entire contents of the readings as well as the lectures. The final exam will cover all of the course, but emphasizing material not covered in the mid-term.
Distribution of Grades:
Homework: 40%; Mid-term: 30%; Final: 30%