Welcome to CSCI 1820!

This class is open to biologists and computer scientists, applied mathematicians, undergrads and grad students alike. There will be resources as well as alternate problems available based on your background.

What is computational biology?

Computation and biology is a fundamental pairing and most biological research today has a computational component. To put it concisely, computation is a structure that applies mathematical method and logic to problems. Computation benefits from rigorous proof and the capacity to solve complex problems through iteration and/or recursion.

Biology is perhaps the most suitable science for computational understanding since it consists of many discrete (they either happen or they don't) events occurring in rapid time. Biology needs good statistical approaches and inference methods for discovery and verification of its findings.

Important Note

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