Biostatistics & Medical Informatics 776
Computer Sciences 776
Advanced Bioinformatics (Spring 2016)

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

Homework, Project, and Exams

Homework Assignments

Homework Policies


Homework is due at 11:59 PM Central Time on the due date. Homework must be submitted using the handin directory on the biostat server and cannot be emailed to the instructor or TA. Solutions to written problems must be typed.

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

Students are welcome to use any programming language, but they are responsible for ensuring that their code runs on the Linux biostat server. By default, only standard libraries for the chosen language may be used. Third-party libraries must be approved by the instructor or TA on the Piazza forum.

Project Information

Project Suggestions and Guidelines

Project Milestones

  • Project proposal - Due Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by 11:59 PM
  • Project progress report - Due Friday, April 15th, 2016 by 11:59 PM
  • Project final report - Due Sunday, May 15th, 2016 by 11:59 PM

Project Resources