Biostatistics & Medical Informatics 776
Computer Sciences 776
Advanced Bioinformatics (Spring 2018)

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

Homework and Project

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

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 March 22nd, 2018 by 11:59 PM
  • Project progress report - Due Thursday April 19th, 2018 by 11:59 PM
  • Project final report - Due Friday May 11th, 2018 by 11:59 PM

Project Resources