Biological and Biomedical Database Mining
Syllabus A term / Fall 2011
BCB4003/BCB503: MTuThF 1:00-1:50 pm during A term (Aug. 25th - Oct. 13th)
BCB4003 Recommended Background:
CS 2102, CS 2223, MA 2610 or MA 2611, and one or more biology courses.
Strong programming skills, an undergraduate or graduate course in algorithms, an undergraduate course in statistics, and one or more undergraduate biology courses.
BCB503 Prerequisite: Strong programming skills, an undergraduate or graduate course in algorithms, an undergraduate course in statistics, and one or more undergraduate biology courses.
Your final grade will reflect your own work and achievements during the course. Any type of cheating will be penalized with an NR/F grade for the course and will be reported to the WPI Judicial Board in accordance with the Academic Honesty Policy.
Students are expected to read the material assigned for each class in advance and to participate in class discussions. Class participation will count for 5% of the students' final grades.
There will be a total of 3 individual projects for BCB4003, and 4 individual projects for BCB503. Each problem set / project may include programming, assigned readings, and theoretical problems. For most of the projects, you can choose any of the following systems:
Detailed descriptions of the problem sets and projects will be posted to the course webpage at the appropriate times during the term/semester. An in-class presentation of each of the assignments will be required.
There are two mailing lists for this class:
reaches the professor and the BCB4003 students, and
reaches the professor and the BCB503 students.
During A term, messages and announcements will be sent to both mailing lists.
Policy on Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations:
The federal Office of Civil Rights strongly suggests that faculty include a statement in their syllabus that states that accommodations are available for students with disabilities, the correct procedure for receiving the accommodations and that you are willing to provide the accommodations. WPI's Office of Disability Services developed the following statement:
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with me, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. This office is located in the West St. House (157 West St), (508) 831.4908.
Small changes to this syllabus may be made during the course of the semester.