02-512/02-712 Computational Methods for Biological Modeling and Simulation
02-512/02-712 COURSE PROFILE
Undergraduate & Graduate
|Units||9 Units||12 Units|
|Special Permission Required?||
|Course Relevance (Who should take this course?)||This is a required class for Bachelors in Computational Biology students and available as an elective for advanced undergraduates.||This is a required class for Masters in Computational Biology students and available as an elective for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.|
|Key Topics||The general topics covered will be:
[4 weeks] Models for optimization problems
The course will emphasize:
Coursework will include:
Problem sets with significant programming components
|Background Knowledge||It is intended for graduates and advanced undergraduates with either biological or computational backgrounds who are interested in developing computer models and simulations of biological systems.||It is intended for graduates and advanced undergraduates with either biological or computational backgrounds who are interested in developing computer models and simulations of biological systems.|
|Assessment Structure||Your grade in this class will be based on six problem sets, each of which you will have two weeks to complete and a final project.
75% of your grade on problems sets
25% of your grade on final project
Those taking the graduate version of this class [03-712/02-712] will be required to do additional problems on the problem sets and will be expected to choose more ambitious final projects. The class will be graded on separate curves for the 03-512/02-512 and 03-712/02-712 students.
|Most Recent Syllabus||02512-A||02712-A|
|Sample class notes||This course has a textbook that was developed based on the class lecture notes:
Russell Schwartz. Biological Modeling and Simulation. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 2008.
Copies are available through the CMU Book Store and various online retailers. The References section of each chapter will recommend additional background readings. You may find these helpful if you want to know more about any of the topics we cover, but they are optional and you should not need them to complete any of the assignments. A few additional readings will be provided on Blackboard for topics not covered in the text.
|Pre-reqs, Cross List, Related||
Cross listed with 03-512 and 02-712
Pre-reqs: 15-110 or 02-201 or 15-112
Cross-listed with 03-712
Pre-reqs: [15-110 or 15-112] and [02-613 or 02-201]