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Introduction to data analysis and image
processing with MATLAB


04-07 May 2020
i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto


Quantification is an essential component in every scientific domain, and the ability to extract more information from the data is a fundamental asset. This is an introductory "hands-on" course where the concepts and techniques will be explored directly in the MATLAB environment. MATLAB is a well-established tool in scientific and technical computing, with key advantages such as being extremely versatile/powerful and easy to learn. This course is especially suited for people engaged in research wanting to start using MATLAB in the context of scientific data analysis and image processing (quantification). Participants are invited to bring their own data and an analysis problem of interest to be addressed in the course (as a project), with the help of the tutors.


Paulo de Castro Aguiar, i3S/INEB
Ana Filipa Gerós, i3S/INEB

Eduardo Conde-Sousa, i3S/INEB
Mafalda Sousa, i3S/IBMC

None – previous experience with MATLAB is not required
Participants are asked to bring their laptops (a MATLAB trial version is available)




Introduction to computer algorithms.
The MATLAB environment.
Variables and basic array operations.
Strategies for representing numerical/scientific problems in a computer.
Plotting data.
MATLAB programming.
Creating functions and scripts.
Automating data analysis.
Image analysis: images as arrays of data values; importing images and metadata; operations on image data; filtering; segmentation; morphological operations; properties measurements


Apr 1st | Wednesday

9:45-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome

10:15-13:00 MATLAB Essentials

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Graphics & Plotting

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:00 Curve Fitting

17:00-18:00 Exercises/Project


Apr 2nd | Thursday

9:00-10:45 Programming Basics

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Scripts & Functions

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:45 Data import/export

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Exercises/Project


Apr 3rd | Friday

9:00-10:45 Image Analysis I - Basics

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Image Analysis II - Segmentation

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:45 Image Analysis III - Morphometrics

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Exercises/Project


Early Bird | Until 7th February 2020
i3S members - 120 € | Payment deadline: 12th February 2020
External participants - 150 € | Payment deadline: 12th February 2020

Late registration | From 8th February to 2nd March 2020
i3S members or External participants - 200 € | Payment deadline: 6th March 2020
(registrations accepted up to a maximum of 20 participants)

Advanced Training Unit | Rua Alfredo Allen 208 | 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Email: training@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 220 408 800