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C S 394C C S 394C. Algorithms for Computational Biology. 3 Hours.

Algorithm design in computational molecular biology, with a focus on multiple sequence alignment and phylogeny (evolutionary history) reconstruction. Topics include the design and analysis of algorithms under probabilistic models of evolution, heuristics, and exact solutions for NP-hard optimization problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Computer Science 394C and 395T (Topic: Algorithms for Computational Biology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.