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640:338 DISCRETE AND PROBABILISTIC MODELS IN BIOLOGY
SPRING, 2009




  • Class schedule: TTH4 (5:00-6:20), SEC, Room 220
  • Text: The text is available on-line at http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/courses/338/coursenotes/coursetext.html
  • Instructor: Daniel Ocone; ocone-at-math-dot-rutgers-dot-edu.
  • Office Hours: Hill 518: T3, TH5, or by appointment.
  • SYLLABUS, NOTES, and PROBLEM SETS
  • Tests, homework, grades: There will be weekly, graded problem sets, two midterms, and a final.
    The final grade will be computed from an average of the final grade (200 points), the midterm grades (100 points each), and the homework grades (100 points). The midterms are tentatively scheduled for March 3 and April 14.
  • Prerequisites: Math 640:250 (Linear Algebra); Math 640:251(Multivariable Calculus); 640:477 or 198:206 or 960:381(Probability).



Biomathematics Links of Interest

  • Biomath major at Rutgers
  • Mathematical Biology web sites
  • Summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at University of Tennessee in Biomathematics
  • Mathematical Bioscience Institute, The Ohio State University, Summer Program in Mathematical Biology for Undergraduates. Applications are due March 1, 2009.
  • Summer REU at George Mason University in Computational Mathematics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Biological, Bio-inspired and Engineering Systems. Application deadline, April 10, 2009. http://math.gmu.edu/reu
  • SUMMER PROGRAM IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (S.T.E.M.) WITH A FOCUS ON MATHEMATICS AND LIFE SCIENCES. Florida State University, July 26-August 7, 2009.

    The program will consist of a mini-course focusing on the relationship between discrete and continuous models in the life sciences, a mini-course focusing on how neuronal networks generate rhythmic activity, colloquia presented by FSU, and faculty tours of FSU facilities, including laboratories in the life sciences

    Students will be provided with room and board on campus at no cost, reasonable travel reimbursement stipend equal to $250 per week.

    To apply Arrange for letters of recommendation from two faculty members (at least one in Mathematics) to be sent via email to stem09@math.fsu.edu or by U.S. Mail to: Susan Greenwalt Florida State University Department of Mathematics 208 Love Building 1017 Academic Way Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510

    Complete the application form and submit a statement of purpose that indicates why you wish to participate and your career goals online at http://www.math.fsu.edu/stem09. Recommendation letters must be received and application form must be completed by April 10, 2009.