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Introduction to data analysis
and image processing with MATLAB | 5th Edition


25-27 March 2019 | i3S, 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.


Lecturer: Paulo de Castro Aguiar, i3S / INEB

TA: Ana Filipa Gerós, i3S / INEB


Prerequisites: 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 on 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


Mar 25th | Monday

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


Mar 26th | Tuesday

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


Mar 27th | Wednesday

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 3rd February 2019
i3S members - 130 € | Payment deadline: 13th February 2019
External participants - 150 € | Payment deadline: 13th February 2019

Late registration | 4th February until 3rd March 2019
i3S members or External participants - 200 € | Payment deadline: 13th March 2019
(registrations accepted up to a maximum of 20 participants)



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