BMI 738, Ethics for Data Scientists, and BMI 775, Computational Network Biology, are now approved as permanent BMI courses.
BMI 738 is designed to educate data scientists, particularly those who work with biomedical data, about ethical and regulatory issues that may arise in the course of their research and professional interactions.
BMI 775 introduces networks as a powerful representation in many real-world domains, including biology and biomedicine. The content encompasses theory and applications of networks, also referred to as graphs, to study complex systems like living organisms. Students will survey the current literature on computational, graph-theoretic approaches that use network algorithms for biological modeling, analysis, interpretation, and discovery. Students gain hands-on experience in network biology by implementing computational projects.