2018 MATLAB Boot Camp
hosted by the Losert Lab and the UMD-NCI Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research

June 4th — June 8th, 2018

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The Losert Lab and the NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research hosts a week long annual MATLAB Boot Camp for students and researchers interested in a basic introduction to MATLAB image analysis, but who are coming from a limited programming and/or MATLAB background. The boot camp will provide an introduction to MATLAB with an emphasis on image processing and analysis. Beyond basic MATLAB functions and image analysis, students will learn developed algorithms such as object tracking, 2D and 3D segmentation, and applications of basic image processing functions, such as background subtraction. In later sessions, students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects by applying image analysis to their own data with the help of the researches from the Losert Lab.

Boot Camp Class of 2017

"The content and pace were great! You guys were amazing! I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn the basics of image processing and doesn't have much MATLAB experience!" —2015 Boot Camp Participant

The Boot Camp is aimed at a wide range of professional and educational levels, from high school students to postdoctoral researchers, staff scientists, and PIs. While many participants are students and researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park, about one-third of participant have been scientists and researchers from the nearby National Institutes of Health.

Although students mostly come from physics, biology, chemistry, and related fields, their research is united by a need for automated image analysis. Many participants have also expressed excitement about applying their new programming skills to their everyday research:

"I really enjoyed having the TAs there to help answer any questions or address any issues, as well as the opportunity to meet other students and researchers that will use MATLAB for different purposes."—2017 Boot Camp Participant

Application & Registration

Applications for the 2018 MATLAB Boot Camp have not yet opened! Please check back soon!
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Registration Fees:
University of Maryland, College Park TBA
External Applicants TBA


The 2018 MATLAB Boot Camp will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Further details will be released soon!

Accommodations, Parking, & Transportation

If you would like to attend the boot camp and require hotel accomodations there is a Marriot Hotel on the campus of the University of Maryland. Prior to making reservations, please let the boot camp instructors know so that a University of Maryland rate can be negotiated on your behalf.

Non-UMD attendees who require the ability to park on campus will be provided with a parking code that can be used daily to park in the Regents Drive Garage; the location of which can be found on this map. Instructions will be sent to non-UMD attendees the week before boot camp.

For those taking public transportation, the University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) website contains information on University Shuttle 104 (Schedule), which provides free service from the College Park Metro (Green Line) to the Stamp Student Union at the center of the campus.

In addition to the map provided above, TerpNav provides an interactive map of the University of Maryland campus.


Working Hard at Boot Camp 2017
Monday, June 4, 2018 — Friday, June 8, 2018

9:00 am — 5:00 pm daily

Boot Camp Sessions — Attendance Mandatory
Morning Session: 9:00 am — 12:10 pm
Afternoon Session I: 1:30 pm — 3:10 pm
Afternoon Session II: 3:35 pm — 5:00 pm
Optional Activities:
Coffee and Refreshments (provided) 8:30 am — 8:55 am
Break for Lunch (provided) 12:15 pm, must return by 1:30 pm session
Coffee and Refreshments (provided) 3:15 pm — 3:30 pm


Lenny Campanello, Matt Hourwitz