WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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BCB4003 / BCB503 Biological and Biomedical Database Mining
Schedule of Classes - A term / Fall 2011

PROF. CAROLINA RUIZ 

WARNING: Changes to this schedule may be made during the course of the semester. 
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WEEK DATE DUE TOPIC
1 Aug. 25 - 26   Introduction to data and text mining in bioinformatics
Biological and biomedical data and text sources, ontologies
2 Aug. 29 - Sept. 2   Data preprocessing, feature selection
Clustering
Hirarchical clustering, phylogenetic trees
3 Sept. 6 - 9   Bayesian models
Expectation Maximization (EM)
Gibbs sampling
4 Sept. 12 - 16 Project 1 Markov chains
Hidden Markov Models (HMMs)
  • Project 1 presentations
  • 5 Sept. 19 - 23   Kernel methods: Support Vector Machines (SVMs)
    Sequence mining
    6 Sept. 26 - 30   Statistical Natural Language Processing
    Preprocessing for text mining
    Principal Components Analysis (PCA)
    7 Oct. 3 - 7 Project 2
  • Project 2 presentations
    Text clustering
    Text classification
    Pattern discovery from text
    Ontologies
    Integrating data and text for mining
  • 8 Oct. 10 - 13 Project 3 Visualization
  • Project 3 presentations
  • Exam
  • 9 - 15 Oct. 24 - Dec. 16 Project 4 Advanced graduate topics and readings
  • Project 4 presentations