640:338 Discrete and Probabilistic Models in Biology:
Home Page, Spring 2006

Class meets: TTH6 (5:00-6:20), SEC, Room 218
Text: The text is available (free!) on-line at http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/courses/338/coursenotes/coursetext.html.
Instructor: Daniel Ocone, ocone@math.rutgers.edu
Office Hours: Hill 518: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15-4:45 (before class); Wednesday, 10:30-11:30; or by appointment.
Lecture schedule, problem sets and reading assignments, etc. Click here.
Syllabus by topic
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 Feb. 21 and March 30.

Course description

THE SPRING 2006 semester will focus on probabilistic and dynamic programming methods in the analysis of biological sequences and in genetics. The course introduces models from population biology for the study of the evolution of gene frequency, models from genomics for the statistical description and for the evolution of genomes and proteomes, and the mathematical tools for their analysis.

Here is a summary: