November 2021 / Matlab Basics

Part of Scientific Computing in Practice lecture series at Aalto University.

Audience: FCCI consortium members, students and employees looking for the basic intro into Matlab.

About the course:

MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis and numerical computation in general. — The Mathworks Inc.

The goal of the course is to introduce the participants to the basics of the MATLAB computing environment, and give some insight into how it can be used in scientific computing. Additionally, topics involving writing efficient MATLAB code, such as vectorization, logical indexing and pre-allocation will be discussed.

Teaching will be interactive, “learning by doing”.

Course webpage


  • Mon 22.11, 12:00-15:00

  • Wed 24.11, 12:00-15:00

  • Fri 26.11, 12:00-15:00

Place: Zoom link to be posted to the registered users. We are considering the possibility of organizing this course in hybrid format (online and onsite).

Lecturers: Enrico Glerean, D.Sc., NBE Department, SCI; Thomas Pfau, PhD, SCI

Registration: Please click here to register.

Cost: Free of charge for FGCI consortium members including Aalto employees and students.

No-show: If you registered but then it has happened so that you can’t attend the course, please let us know!

Course prerequisite requirements and other details:

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops with Matlab installed! For Aalto staff and students it is available at (Linux/Mac/Windows versions). Check the Matlab Basics course webpage for other pre-requirements.

Course credits: if you have an Aalto student number, you can obtain 1 ECTS credit for the course (9h attendance + homeworks). Check the Matlab Basics course webpage for a detailed list of requirements for the credit.

Additional course info at: enrico.glerean -at-

Additional material (e.g. data files and examples) are published at the Matlab Basics course webpage