MATLAB Programming for Biomedical Engineers and Scientists

MATLAB Programming for Biomedical Engineers and Scientists

2nd Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Andrew King, Paul Aljabar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857734

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MATLAB Programming for Biomedical Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition provides an easy-to-learn introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming in MATLAB. The book explains the principles of good programming practice, while also demonstrating how to write efficient and robust code that analyzes and visualizes biomedical data. Aimed at the biomedical engineering student, biomedical scientist and medical researcher with little or no computer programming experience, this is an excellent resource for learning the principles and practice of computer programming using MATLAB. The book enables the reader to analyze problems and apply structured design methods to produce elegant, efficient and well-structured program designs, implement a structured program design in MATLAB, write code that makes good use of MATLAB programming features, including control structures, functions and advanced data types, and much more.

Key Features

  • Presents many real-world biomedical problems and data, showing the practical application of programming concepts
  • Contains two whole chapters dedicated to the practicalities of designing and implementing more complex programs
  • Provides an accompanying website with freely available data and source code for the practical code examples, activities and exercises in the book
  • Includes new chapters on machine learning, engineering mathematics, and expanded coverage of data types


Navstem currently lists 32 schools in the US with MATLAB courses taught out of biomedical engineering departments. Several UK schools also teach a BME-specific programming course using MATLAB

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Computer Programming and MATLAB
    2. Basic Data Types
    3. Control Structures
    4. Functions
    5. Program Development and Testing
    6. Advanced Data Types
    7. File Input/Output
    8. Program Design
    9. Visualization
    10. Code Efficiency
    11. Graphical User Interfaces
    12. Signal and Image Processing
    13. Statistics
    14. Machine Learning
    15. Engineering Mathematics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857734

About the Authors

Andrew King

Dr King has over 20 years of experience of teaching computing courses at university level. He is currently a Reader in the Biomedical Engineering department at King's College London. With Paul Aljabar, he designed and developed the Computer Programming module for Biomedical Engineering students upon which this book was based. The module has been running since 2014 and Andrew still co-organises and teaches on it. Between 2001-2005, Andrew worked as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Mekelle University in Ethiopia, and was responsible for curriculum development, and design and delivery of a number of computing modules. Andrew's research interests focus mainly on the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to tackle problems in medical imaging, with a special focus on dynamic imaging data, i.e. moving organs (Google Scholar:, group web site:

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Medical Image Analysis, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science, King's College London.

Paul Aljabar

Paul Aljabar is a mathematician who enjoys using computer programming to address health and biomedical problems. He taught high school mathematics in London for twelve years before taking up a research career. Since then, his work has focused on the analysis of large collections of medical images for a range of applications, for example in order to build anatomical atlases or distinguish normal from pathological physiology. As described above, Paul and Andrew developed this book and learning materials together while teaching Biomedical Engineering undergraduates. Paul has taught on a range of undergraduate and graduate programmes focusing on the analysis and interpretation of medical and biomedical data, carried out through modelling, programming, and the application of methods that are also used in his research (Google Scholar:

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Imaging Science, Perspectum Ltd.

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