This course will provide a guided investigation into advanced computational techniques in bioinformatics, especially techniques involving evolutionary computation. The first few weeks will consists of guided in-class discussions reviewing the basic principles of bioinformatics and evolutionary computation. During weeks 3 -6 students will present tutorials on advanced computational topics (see the list of suggested topic areas below). During weeks 7 -10, the students will present papers from the literature in which topics covered in the tutorials have been applied to specific problems in bioinformatics. The class will discuss the quality and findings of these papers.
College of Engineering and Computer Science