Surveys computational and mathematical modeling to illuminate biological processes. Students work together to learn to build and analyze models using a variety of numerical tools, tackle meaningful biological problems, and communicate effectively across disciplines. Specific topics: Langevin dynamics of protein folding, agent-based models, finite difference models of organismal growth, stochastic and deterministic cellular automata game of life, models of behavior. Recommended prerequisite: comfort with mathematics and/or programming experience, and more advanced understanding (upper undergraduate level) of any relevant discipline. Same as CSCI 5314.
- Spring 2019 / Spring 2020