Biological and Biomedical Database Mining
Syllabus A term / Fall 2013
BCB4003/CS4803 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/CS583 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 several individual problem sets. In addition, students in the graduate sections will work on a final project. Each problem set / project may include programming, experimental work, 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.
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"If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with me that may impact your performance or participation in this course, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. If you have approved accommodations, please go to the Exam Proctoring Center (EPC) in Morgan Hall to pick up Letters of Accommodation. If you have not already done so, students with disabilities who need to utilize 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 can be contacted via email: DisabilityServices@wpi.edu, via phone: (508) 831-4908, or in person: 137 Daniels Hall."
Small changes to this syllabus may be made during the course of the semester.