**Taught by:** *Mark Goldman, UC Davis (November 21, 2016)*

**Description:** This tutorial describes how to apply linear network theory to the analysis and interpretation of neural data. It introduces the concept of “sloppy models” that capture a common problem in model-fitting, in which individual model parameters are poorly constrained by available data (i.e. have “poorly/sloppily constrained parameter values”). Simple methods are illustrated for describing which combination of parameters most affect a particular model fit. This material is relevant to problems in neuroscience involving the interpretation of multidimensional data from recurrently connected systems.

**Slides:**

- Linear Network Theory and Sloppy Models (PPT) (Mark Goldman’s lecture slides)
- Introduction to Linear Algebra (PPT) (Mark Goldman and Emily Mackevicius slides)

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