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Models for biological processes based on discrete mathematics (graphs, combinatorics) and probabilistics and optimization methods, such as Markov chains and Markov fields, Monte-Carlo simulation, maximum-likelihood estimation, entropy and information. Applications selected from epidemiology, inheritance and genetic drift, combinatorics and sequence alignment of nucleic acids, energy optimization in protein structure prediction, topology of biological molecules.
The prerequisites are Linear Algebra, Math 640:250, Calculus III, Math 640:251, and Probability, either Math 640:477 or Comp. Sci. 198:206 or Statistics 960:381).
The course text is available online at http://www.rutgers.math.edu/courses/338/coursenotes/coursetext.html . This text is free.
Spring 2018 Schedule
Spring 2010. Prof. Ocone
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(Old version, see 336)
Profs. Sontag, Sussmann
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