University of Wisconsin - Madison: Biostatistics & Medical Informatics 776
Computer Sciences 776
Advanced Bioinformatics (Spring 2021)

General Course Information
Course Overview
Syllabus, Readings, Lecture Notes
Homework and Project
Past Semesters

Homework and Project

Homework Assignments

  • HW0 - Due Tuesday February 9, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST
  • HW1 - Due Thursday February 18, 2021 by 11:59 PM
  • HW2 - Due Thursday March 11, 2021 by 11:59 PM
  • HW3 - Due Thursday April 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM

Homework Policies


Please note that Homework is due at 11:59 PM Central U.S. Time on the due date. Homework must be submitted using the handin directory on the biostat server (as specified in the HW assignment) and CANNOT be emailed to Instructor or TA. Solutions to written problems must be typed.

Please show as much work as possible to receive partial credit.

Late Homework

Each student is allowed five free late days to be used on homeworks throughout the semester. These late days are provided in order to provide flexibility in case of illness, travel, paper deadlines, etc. so plan accordingly. There is no limit on the number late days that may be used on any particular assignment. Only business days are considered (e.g., homework due on Thursday and turned in the following Monday is 2 days late). After all late days are exhausted, the maximum possible homework grade will be reduced by 10% per day. Homework will NOT be accepted more than one week past the due date.

Programming Policies

Programming assignments must be completed using Python. Students are responsible for ensuring that their code runs in the Python environment on the Linux biostat server. This environment contains Python 3.6 and the following packages:
  • matplotlib
  • networkx
  • numpy
  • pandas
  • pytest
  • scipy
  • seaborn
  • weblogo
Additional Python packages may be requested on the Piazza forum. This file can be used to create a conda environment that matches the Python on the biostat server.

Project Information

Project Suggestions and Guidelines

Project Milestones

  • Project proposal - Due Thursday February 25, 2021 by 11:59 PM
  • Project progress report - Due Thursday March 25, 2021 by 11:59 PM
  • Project presentation days - Class Time 4/27, 4/29.
  • Project final report - Due Monday April 26, 2021 by 11:59 PM

Project Resources