Biostatistics & Medical Informatics 576
Computer Sciences 576
Introduction to Bioinformatics (Fall 2013)

General Course Information
Syllabus, Readings, Lecture Notes
Homework Assignments

Homework Assignments

Programming assignment policies:
  • C, C++, Java, Perl and Python are the only programming languages allowed for the homework assignments.
  • No third-party libraries may be used. Only the standard library for the chosen language may be used.
  • Code must compile and run on the biostat servers (Linux).
Homework submission policies:
  • Homeworks with programming questions are due at midnight on the due date.
  • Homeworks with written questions are due at the beginning of class on the due data.
  • Homeworks should not be emailed to the instructor.
  • Each student has five free late days to use during the semester. Once these are exhausted, late homeworks will be penalized 10 points per day.
  • Only business days are considered late days (e.g., if the HW is due on Wednesday and you turn it in the following Monday, it is 3 days late).
  • No homeworks will be accepted more than one week late.

Academic Misconduct:
All examinations, programming assignments, and written homeworks must be done individually. Cheating and plagiarism will be dealt with in accordance with University procedures (see the Academic Misconduct Guide for Students). Hence, for example, code for programming assignments must not be developed in groups, nor should code be shared. You are encouraged to discuss with your peers, the TAs or the instructor ideas, approaches and techniques broadly, but not at a level of detail where specific implementation issues are described by anyone. If you have any questions on this, please ask the instructor before you act.