Algorithms and Data Structures Capstone

MOOC
Algorithms and Data Structures Capstone
Language
English
Duration
2 hours course
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Algorithms and Data Structures Capstone
What will you learn?
Graph algorithms
Algorithms for genome assembly
Algorithm optimization
About the course

Building a fully-fledged algorithm to assemble genomes from DNA fragments on a real dataset is an enormous challenge with major demand in the multi-billion dollar biotech industry.

In this capstone project, we will take the training wheels off and let you design your own optimized software program for genome sequencing.

This big data challenge will cover the entire MicroMasters program. After a brief introduction to the steps required to build a genome assembler, we will let you take steps on your own to start working with real data taken from a sequencing machine and see if you can design genome assembly software that can compete with popular software used in hundreds of sequencing labs around the world every day.

Program
Algorithms and Data Structures Capstone
Synthesize your knowledge of algorithms and biology to build your own software for solving a biological challenge.
Lecturers
Pavel Pevzner
Pavel Pevzner
Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science The University of California, San Diego
Phillip Compeau
Phillip Compeau
Assistant Teaching Professor Carnegie Mellon University
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