Fundamental methods of computer science and their application to bioinformatics


Two important general contributions

· Databases

· Algorithms


The concept of “data mining”


The types of problems solvable by data mining:


· Assignment

· Classifications

· Prediction


Approach of this project:


Use the BIOQUEST datasets in relatively simple and concrete demonstrations of data mining methods such as

·  Neural nets

· Genetic algorithms

· Dynamic programming

· HMMs (Hidden Markov Models)

· Bayesian methods (“maximum likelihood”)