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CS 581: Algorithmic Computational Genomics

### Instructor: Tandy Warnow, Founder Professor of
Computer Science

Spring 2020, TuTh
11:00-12:15 in 1131 Siebel Center.

** Course description**:
This is a course on applied algorithms, focusing on the use of
discrete mathematics, graph theory, probability theory,
statistics, machine learning,
and simulations, to
design and analyze algorithms for
phylogeny (evolutionary tree) estimation,
multiple sequence alignment, genome-scale phylogenetics,
genome assembly and annotation, and metagenomics.
Each of these biological problems is important and unsolved,
so that new methods are needed.
Every year, at least one student in the course
has done a project that was subsequently
published in scientific conferences and journals; you can
be one of these students!

**Who should take this class:**
The course is designed for
graduate students in CS, ECE, Math,
and Statistics; no
background
in biology is required.

**Course Textbook: **
*Computational Phylogenetics*:
An introduction to designing methods for phylogeny
estimation, published by Cambridge University Press.

**
Grading**

- Homeworks: 40% (worst homework grade dropped)
- Take home midterm: 25%
- Final Project: 25% (due last day of class)
- Course Participation and paper presentation: 10%

For more information, see http://warnow-cs581-Sp2020.html, the full course webpage.