640:338:01 Discrete and Probabilistic Models in Biology
Spring 04


BLOSUM50 matrix for Problem Set 7

Takehome Exam

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General Information

See the Main course page for the catalog description.

THE SPRING 2004 semester will focus on probabilistic and dynamic programming methods in the analysis of biological sequences and in genetics.

SYLLABUS: Click here for the syllabus by topic and here for the lecture by lecture schedule. Here is a summary:

TEXT: There is no text to buy for this course. Instead, course notes and problem sets will be provided on-line at this site. There is an optional text that is available for this course on sale at the Rutgers book store. It is: W.J. Ewens and G.R. Grant, Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, Springer-Verlag, 2001, ISBN 0-387-95229-2. I recommend buying this text if you want to read further and deeper into the topics we cover.

TESTS, HOMEWORK, AND GRADES: There will be weekly, graded problem sets, two midterms and a final. The final grade will be computed from an average of final (200 points), midterms (100 points each), hoemwork (100 points). The midterms are tentatively scheduled for February 26 and April 6.

PROBLEM SETS Follow this link to access problems sets.

Class time and place: Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:50 PM (6th period), in SEC-218

Instructor: Daniel Ocone - 518 Hill Center - ocone@math. Office hours: T,Th 5 or by appointment.