Course developed by KC Huang at Stanford.
Students receive a broad exposure to computational modeling problems and approaches, and developed intuition for research through a project using novel datasets generated specially for the class (e.g. sequencing of gut bacteria).
Covered material will include: image analysis, bioinformatics algorithms, reaction-diffusion modeling, Monte Carlo algorithms, and population dynamics. Students will apply computational skills to a miniature research project studying the human microbiome or to modeling the dynamics of microbial communities.