Deep Learning in Genomics

Not offered this year
Offered every year, last taught:

Spring 2021

Deep learning models have achieved impressive performance in fields like computer vision and NLP. The collection of vast quantities of biological data naturally leads to the question -- can deep learning help us understand genomics? We will cover deep learning models like Auto-encoders and Convolutional Neural Networks and how have they been applied to solve problems in genomics. We will learn about different biological datasets, interpretation methods that help explain predictions, and what unique challenges are presented by the data in this field. Critical thinking and learning from the practical application of models to data are expected outcomes.