|Prof Iiro Jääskeläinen||Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14||Tel. 451 5736||Iiro.Jaaskelainen@hut.fi|
|Acad. prof Mikko Sams||Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14||Tel. 451 4848||Mikko.Sams@hut.fi|
|Acad. prof Kimmo Kaski||Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14||Tel. 451 4825||Kimmo.Kaski@hut.fi|
Neuroinformatics is a relatively new discipline bridging information technology and the neurosciences. The field of neuroinformatics is vast. Information technology has been used in databasing neuroscientific research information, thus enabling data mining, meta analyses as well as development and validation of computational models. In addition, information technology has been used to develop computational models of brain as well as algorithms for data analysis.
Utilization of information technology in neurosciences enables technological leaps comparable to mapping of the human genome. For instance, when developing a drug affecting the central nervous system, it is possible to predict therapeutic and side effects by analyzing the changes in the computational model of the nervous tissue. Computational models also enable novel insights in the design of artificial senses and robotics, unlike results of traditional descriptive neuroscience. The availability of neuroscientific research information in internet databases enables extensive and extremely fast testing of hypotheses derived from computational models.
Computational engineering, cognitive technology and, for example, networking technology suit well as minors complementing neuroinformatics.
Preliminary plan for the structure of the major:
|Obligatory studies 12 cr|
|S-114.811||Computational Neuroscience||(3 cr)|
|Tfy-99.263||Living State Physics II (Electrophysiology)*||(3 cr)|
|T-76.143||Database Management||(3 cr)|
Choose from the following list to get total 20 cr
|Tfy-99.264||Living State Physics III (Molecular Biophysics)||(3 cr) L|
|T-61.261||Principles of Neural Computing||(3 cr)|
|T-61.263||Advanced Course in Neural Computing||(3 cr)|
|S.114.600||Introduction to Bayesian Modeling||(2 cr)|
|Kem-30.506||Methods in Molecular Biology II (Laboratory course)||(2-4 cr)|
|T-79.230||Foundations of Agent-Based Computing||(3 cr)|
|T-106.233||Basic Course in Programming 2||(4 cr)|
|T-111.301||Fundamentals of Computer Graphics||(2 cr)|
|S-38.188||Computer Networks||(3 cr)|
|T-106.253||Data Structures and Algorithms Y||(3 cr)|
|S-114.240||Seminar on Computational Engineering||(2 cr)|
*Choose from the list below to replace the course, if the course already belongs to degree or option studies.