The Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BlueBEAR) was successful in obtaining funding from the ‘University of Birmingham Annual Fund’ from the Alumni of the University. Part of this award was to get a student drawn from the student community (trainer) who will be able to support new postgraduate students in making a more rapid and effective start to their research. BlueBEAR therefore is announcing a training course on a software package which is used in scientific, mathematical computing and visualization called MATLAB.

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About the course

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the MATLAB programming environment. MATLAB is a numerical computing and fourth generation programming environment developed by the MathWorks. Originally designed for computational linear algebra, it has found many applications in applied mathematics, engineering, scientific modelling and econometrics.  

Who is it for? 

The course is targeted towards PhD, MPhil and MRes students who require the use of MATLAB in their research. There is no assumed knowledge for this course but the pace will be fairly brisk. The course is split into four sessions held on the 23 and 24 of February. Those that may benefit from this course would be involved in scientific modelling and computation for Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Finance and Economics. 

The trainer is final year research student Panganai Gomo from Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering. The course is also held in cooperation with the BlueBEAR MATLAB special interest group.  


You should preview the website to decide if the training is useful for your research or career.

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