Workshop Description (Introductory Course)

MATLAB is a powerful, high-level programming language for numerical computation, visualization, and application development. This workshop will start by introducing the MATLAB environment and then cover working with arrays and matrices, loops and conditional statements, writing your own functions, working with files and visualizing your data. The final day will briefly introduce utilizing MATLAB to solve differential equations and the basics of computational systems biology modeling using MATLAB. The course is supplemented with many hands-on exercises. The workshop is suitable for those with or without coding experience in other languages. No computational knowledge is assumed and no prerequisite workshops are required, however the Unix workshop (workshop 1) may be a useful foundation.

Workshop Materials

Workshop Syllabus – MATLAB_202101_syllabus

Day 1 Slides – Gamble_MATLAB_202201-1

Day 2 Slides – Gamble_MATLAB_202201-2

Day 3 Slides – Gamble_MATLAB_202201-3

Technical Requirements


Dr. Amandine Gamble is a postdoc in the Lloyd-Smith lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her research focuses on the biological mechanisms driving infectious disease dynamics, from the cellular to the species community scale. In particular, she develops mechanistic models aiming at identifying the molecular and ecological drivers of pathogen transmission and virulence across animal species from laboratory and field data. Dr. Gamble earned her D.VM. from Alfort National Veterinary School, her M.S. in Ecophysiology and Animal Behavior from Strasbourg University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Population Biology from Montpellier University in France. Outside the lab, Amandine enjoys sharing her research with the public and exploring the Los Angeles area through photography and food tasting.



Ying was very helpful, walked around and made sure everyone understood what he taught before moving on.
Ying is fantastic in teaching Matlab!

Workshop Details

Prerequisites: None
Length: 3 days, 3 hrs per day
Level: Introductory
Location: Boyer 529
Seats Available: 28

Spring 2022 Dates

April 12, 13, and 14
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM