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”)