CS498-CXZ Algorithms in Bioinformatics (Fall 2005)
Instructors: ChengXiang Zhai & Saurabh Sinha
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The topics to be covered in the final exam are available here.
For students registered for 4 hours credit, the project report is due on Dec. 17, Saturday.
The final exam will be on Dec. 13, Tuesday, at 7-10pm in our regular classroom
(SC 1302). It will be a closed-book exam.
Assignment 7 is now available. It's due Dec. 8, Thursday.
- Assignment 6 is now available. It's due Nov. 29, Thursday.
The due date for assignment #5 has now been extended to Nov. 10, Thursday, 12:30pm.
A simple test case for the motif finding problem of assignment #6 is available here.
- Assignment 5 is now available. Please check the schedule page.
A brief note about how to compute a BLOSUM matrix is available here
The extra question-answering session will be in the evening of Oct. 5, Wednesday, 7:30pm-9:00pm
in SC 1302 (i.e., our classroom).
Topics to be covered in the midterm are now available here. It's also linked to the schedule page.
- Assignment 4 is now available. Please check the schedule page.
- Homework submission policy has been changed. Please check Basic Information page.
- Assignment 3 is now available. Please check the schedule page.
- Assignment 2 is now available. Please check the schedule page.
- Assignment 1 is now available. Please check the schedule page.
Please also check out the new course
CS598 SS : Probabilistic Methods for Biological Sequence Analysis .
Bioinformatics is concerned with the creation and development of advanced information and computational technologies for problems in biology. It is an exciting and rapidly growing field. Recently, it has been attracting more and more researchers from
computer science, biophysics, statistics, and biology. Many computer science departments now have bioinformatics as a major research area, and the demand for bioinformatics
professionals has been steadily growing.
The goal of this course is to provide an
introduction to a variety of bioinformatics problems from
a computer science perspective and review
the major algorithms that have been developed to address these problems.
We will formulate bioinformatics problems in computer science terms, and discuss their
connections with other related computer science topics and techniques.
The course is lecture-based. There will be regular problem sets, a midterm examination, and a final examination.
Prerequisites include programming skills (equivalent to CS 225 or CS 300) and
knowledge of probability and statistics (equivalent to MATH 361 or MATH 363). No biology
background is necessary.
Undergraduate CS students are especially welcome.
Students in curricula other than Computer Science are encouraged to take the course upon consent of the instructor.