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CS 202.00 Mathematics of Computer Science 6 credits

Closed: Size: 34, Registered: 32, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 305

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 60382

Layla K Oesper

This course introduces some of the formal tools of computer science, using a variety of applications as a vehicle. You'll learn how to encode data so that when you scratch the back of a DVD, it still plays just fine; how to distribute "shares" of your floor's PIN so that any five of you can withdraw money from the floor bank account (but no four of you can); how to play chess; and more. Topics that we'll explore along the way include: logic and proofs, number theory, elementary complexity theory and recurrence relations, basic probability, counting techniques, and graphs.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 111 and Mathematics 111 or instructor permission

CS 362.00 Computational Biology 6 credits

Open: Size: 34, Registered: 22, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 121

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 61866

Layla K Oesper

Recent advances in high-throughput experimental techniques have revolutionized how biologists measure DNA, RNA and protein. The size and complexity of the resulting datasets have led to a new era where computational methods are essential to answering important biological questions. This course focuses on the process of transforming biological problems into well formed computational questions and the algorithms to solve them. Topics include approaches to sequence comparison and alignment; molecular evolution and phylogenetics; DNA/RNA sequencing and assembly; and specific disease applications including cancer genomics.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 201 and Computer Science 202 (Mathematics 236 will be accepted in lieu of Computer Science 202)

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