Spring 2021 STAT 35460

Course: STAT 35460=HGEN 48800

Title: Fundamentals of Computational Biology: Algorithms and Applications

Instructor(s): Mengjie Chen and Xin He

Course Assistant(s): TBD

Class Schedule: Section 1: MW 1:50 PM–3:10 PM (Remote)

Description: This course will cover principles of data structure and algorithms, with emphasis on algorithms that have broad applications in computational biology. The specific topics may include dynamic programming, algorithms for graphs, numerical optimization, finite-difference, schemes, matrix operations/factor analysis, and data management (e.g. SQL, HDF5). We will also discuss some applications of these algorithms (as well as commonly used statistical techniques) in genomics and systems biology, including genome assembly, variant calling, transcriptome inference, and so on.