Class #

Date

Lecturer

Topics

Assigned Reading (*) indicates a required review.

Homework

1

26 Jan

Michael



(*) Moran and Schwartz, Motor cortical representation of speed and direction during reaching. Review Form Note  you may have difficulty with this form in some versions of acrobat. Be sure to back up your review before submitting it with this form until you become comfortable with how it works for you. For instance you may need to save it to a hard drive, fill it out, then email it to the TA.

Donoghue, Nurmikko, Friehs, and Black, Development of Neuromotor Prostheses
(Now on radiator outside CIT 521)

Nicolelis Actions from Thoughts


2

2 Feb

Frank


Population Vector Decoding.

Live Matlab Demo of Population Vector Decoding.

Discuss Moran & Schwartz

Lecture Slides


#1: Population vector test data decoding. Due 9 Feb.

3

9 Feb

Michael


Discuss HW#1 & Reger et al

Linear algebra/regression review.

Introduction to linear filtering and linear decoding.

Lecture Slides


#2: Linear filter decoding. Due before class on 23 Feb.

4

16 Feb

Michael


Discuss Serruya et al

Review of statistics and probability including marginalization, law of total probability, etc.

Review of multivariate statistical techniques, Bayesian methods, maximum likelihood principles, etc.

Introduction to recursive estimation.

Lecture Slides



5

23 Feb

Frank


Discuss HW#2.

Introduction to particle filter methods.

Particle filter decoding.

Lecture Slides


#3: Particle Filter decoding. Due 16 Mar.

6

2 Mar

Michael


Discuss Brockwell et al.

Introduction to the Kalman filter

Kalman filter decoding

Lecture slides



7

9 Mar

Michael


Switching Kalman Filter

Discuss Wu et al

Mixture Models and EM



12

16 Mar

Frank


Final Project Proposals Due Today

Kalman Filter Review

Spike sorting.

Mixture models and EM Review.

Automated spike sorting.
Lecture slides


#4: Kalman Filter decoding. Due 6 Apr.

9

23 Mar

Michael


TBD


Spring Break

30 Mar

10

6 Apr

Michael




11

13 Apr

Michael


Misha will talk about human prostheses and Cyberkinetics. 

8

20 Apr





13

27 Apr





14

4 May



Project Presentations. (reading week)


