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Extra course requirement extends knowledge

Education Achievements

Extra course requirement extends knowledge

Each trainee is required to take an extra course in year two of the program beyond the normal curriculum requirement. These courses must be compatible with the students ongoing research and the theme of the IGERT which is biological networks. Topics may include biological networks, biological systems, probability, statistics, or data mining. The extra course requirement seeks to encourage students to extend their knowledge beyond the subjects covered in the core courses of the program. We had two second year students supported by the IGERT this year, Joshua Campbell who took BS850 - Advanced Statistical Methodology for the Computational Biosciences, which is taught in our Biostatistics department on the medical campus, and Jignesh Parikh who took CS 542 - Machine Learning, which is taught in our Computer Science department.