***NEW*** Course Prereq have changed; only CMSC 420 is a pre-req ***NEW***

Louiqa Raschid

Smith School of Business and UMIACS and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Data Management for the Biological Enterprise

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TuTh 12:30-1:45 CSI Room 1122


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The e-biology revolution has resulted in an explosion of complex data for the biological enterprise. New technologies result in high data production rates. Biological data sources are numerous and exhibit a diversity of format and access structures. They also support a diversity of search and computational capabilities. A wide interest in bioinformatics was sparked by the human genome project. The last few years has seen emerging activity in the areas of database, data mining, machine learning, and information retrieval for life science applications. Thus, a biological scientist or a computer scientist with an interest in bioinformatics or computational biology has to be familiar with the challenges of biological data management.

The NIH has recently launched many National Centers for BioMedical Computing. The National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI) and National Center for Biomedical Ontology both address issues in biological data management. This course will explore some of the research challenges addressed by these Centers.

This course will explore a range of issues that impact data management and database integration in the life science domain. This includes the following:

This course has five objectives.

This course is targeted at computer science/computer engineering seniors and juniors with a strong interest in the life sciences or life science seniors and juniors with a strong computational background. The pre-requisite is CMSC420. If you are a life science major and you are taking CMSC courses you can contact Professor Raschid for more information.

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