A 5-day course offered in August/September 2000 and in June 2002 at the Centre de Recerca en Enginyeria Biomèdica (CREB) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Some labs from the 2002 course:  oscillators, embedding, prediction, surrogates, dimension
  1. Nonlinear phenomena: limit cycles, multiple attractors, phase-locking, bifurcations, chaos, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, interlocking basins of attraction, instability and the biomedical importance of nonlinearity.
  2. Scaling: Dimensions, entropies, fractals, 1/f noise
  3. Function estimation: global vs. local, loess, radial basis functions, maximum likelihood, bayesian approaches, nonlinear prediction, iterated vs direct nonlinear prediciton
  4. Surrogate data and hypothesis testing: many forms of surrogates, phase-randomized, amplitude-adjusted, polished, impulsive, annealed. Stationarity, edge effects, artifacts.
  5. Coupling: cross-prediction, coherence, transinformation. Phase synchronization.

Participants in the course.


A view of Barcelona.