For the Long Night of Sciences 2014, with several people from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, we put together an interactive, audio-visual installation environment. It featured large video displays and live generated music, which the visitors could interact with. Here is a video output from the generative simulation and visualization … Continue reading A/V Installation “Data Meditation”

## Software that got me through my PhD

A good friend recently asked me what I would use to keep track of articles I downloaded and read. I took a moment, and answered: "You probably should first start thinking about how you find the right research. I'll answer you in a blog post." Some time passed, so I realized I should list the … Continue reading Software that got me through my PhD

## 1-way ANOVA and Multiple Comparison Example in MatLab

Title says it all... Here is roughly what happens in the code below: We specify the sample size of the example groups we want to create. We create normally distributed sets of samples for each group with equal standard deviation. We sort the samples' values into vectors that can be used by the MatLab ANOVA … Continue reading 1-way ANOVA and Multiple Comparison Example in MatLab

## Functional Clustering [CAMBAM Comp Neurosci Online Talk]

Detecting synchrony in neuron populations is an important task - often from the perspective of epilepsy and its origins. Several other neurological disorders are linked to hyper- and hyposynchrony, as well. Mostly synchrony is assessed over a whole population of neurons. The z statistic is frequently used to quantify synchrony, especially when thinking of neurons … Continue reading Functional Clustering [CAMBAM Comp Neurosci Online Talk]

## Dynamical Systems and Kinect Data as Instruments for Live Performance

This is a music video work, which is representative of my use of real time simulations of physical, mathematical, and biological systems as instruments in visual live performance. The video is recorded in real time, based on direct controller inputs (not control scripts), and has not been edited or processed after initial recording. This is … Continue reading Dynamical Systems and Kinect Data as Instruments for Live Performance

## Simple Example of Gillespie Algorithm in MatLab

Here is another simple example of the implementation of a Gillespie algorithm in MatLab. It is again for the students of our course "Topics in the Physical Basis of Physiology". I can highly recommend the course, it is one of the few that successfully combines "real" Physiology and Biology (not just toy models) and "real" … Continue reading Simple Example of Gillespie Algorithm in MatLab

## Simple Stochastic Simulation in MatLab

Currently I am doing some Teaching Assistance for an advanced Math Biology / Biophysics class. Wanting to point our students towards a simple example of a Gillespie algorithm (check references by Gillespie and textbooks for a description of the algorithm) in MatLab, I found that google served up one fully developed set of boxed functions … Continue reading Simple Stochastic Simulation in MatLab