6.047 Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution
Covers the algorithmic and machine learning foundations of computational biology, combining theory with practice. Principles of algorithm design, influential problems and techniques, and analysis of large-scale biological datasets. Topics include (a) genomes: sequence analysis, gene finding, RNA folding, genome alignment and assembly, database search; (b) networks: gene expression analysis, regulatory motifs, biological network analysis; (c) evolution: comparative genomics, phylogenetics, genome duplication, genome rearrangements, evolutionary theory. These are coupled with fundamental algorithmic techniques including: dynamic programming, hashing, Gibbs sampling, expectation maximization, hidden Markov models, stochastic context-free grammars, graph clustering, dimensionality reduction, Bayesian networks.
6.047 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by M. Kellis.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-141.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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