Alexander Mathis

Campus Biotech
Bâtiment H4
Chemin des mines 9
1202 Genève

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Fields of expertise

measuring behavior, modeling sensorimotor control, skill learning, machine learning, computational neuroscience


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Teaching & PhD


Life Sciences Engineering


Applied software engineering for life sciences

We learn and apply software engineering principles to program projects in Python. Projects cover problems in life sciences, and will be developed over the course of the semester.

Brain-like computation and intelligence

Recent advances in machine learning have contributed to the emergence of powerful models of animal perception and behavior. In this course we will compare the behavior and underlying mechanisms in these models as well as brains.

Lecture series on scientific machine learning

This lecture presents ongoing work on how scientific questions can be tackled using machine learning. Machine learning enables extracting knowledge from data computationally and in an automatized way. We will learn on examples how this is influencing the very scientific method.