Nov 2019 / Matlab Basics

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

Audience: Aalto employees and students.

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

Check a detailed list of topics and other information at the Matlab Basics course webpage.


  • Wed 20.11, 12:00-15:00
  • Thu 21.11, 12:00-15:00
  • Wed 27.11, 12:00-15:00
  • Thu 28.11, 12:00-15:00

Place: Otakaari 1, U135a (the auditorium next to the student’s HUB/cafeteria)

Lecturers: Enrico Glerean, D.Sc., CS/NBE Department, SCI

Registration: link for registration

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 (12h 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