|School of Computer Science
Tel Aviv University
The course is open to students who have a third year standing in Computer
Science, and also to graduate CS students.
No prior knowledge in biology is needed. The required background will
be given during the course.
There will be several (probably 4-6) home assignments and an in-class final
exam. The assignments will serve as a piecmeal take home exam. Solutions
should be done
independently by each student and without help from
others. Use of books and articles for the solutions is allowed and will
not affect the grading, but the sources should be noted in the solutions.
Assignments are a mixture of theoretical, web-based and programming work.
Most assignments contain built-in bonus, so by completing some 90% worth
of all exercises you will be given full score.
Possibly, for those (few) lectures that are missing updated class notes, one
or two volunteers will be asked to scribe (i.e., to prepare lecture
notes) the lecture. The notes should be prepared in LATEX and
returned to the TA within a week after the lecture. They will be corrected
by the TA or the lecturer, and then revised by the student and returned
in final form within five days after the students were informed of the
corrections. Notes should contain all the material presented in class,
written in clear and accurate fashion, as well as the relevant references.
Using figures and diagrams when necessary in order to clarify things is
Non scribers: 50% assignments + 50% final exam.
Scribers: 40% assignments + 20% scribe + 50% final
Scribe grade will be reduced by one point (out of the maximum of 20)
for each late day past each of the two deadlines. This is done in order
to ensure that scribes are completed and made available to the whole group
January 21 2008