• Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Dynamic Programming - Applications In Machine Learning and Genomics Certificate in collaboration with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX. Learn how dynamic programming and Hidden Markov Models can be used to compare genetic strings and uncover evolution.

About

If you look at two genes that serve the same purpose in two different species, how can you rigorously compare these genes in order to see how they have evolved away from each other?

In the first part of the Dynamic Programming - Applications In Machine Learning and Genomics Certificate, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program from EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, we will see how the dynamic programming paradigm can be used to solve a variety of different questions related to pairwise and multiple string comparison in order to discover evolutionary histories.

In the second part of the course, we will see how a powerful machine learning approach, using a Hidden Markov Model, can dig deeper and find relationships between less obviously related sequences, such as areas of the rapidly mutating HIV genome.

What you'll learn

  • Dynamic programming and how it applies to basic string comparison algorithms
  • Sequence alignment, including how to generalize dynamic programming algorithms to handle different cases
  • Hidden markov models
  • How to find the most likely sequence of events given a collection of outcomes and limited information
  • Machine learning in sequence alignment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      4 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Week 1: Pairwise Sequence Alignment
  • Week 2: Advanced Sequence Alignment
  • Week 3: Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
  • Week 4: Machine Learning in Sequence Alignment

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of:

  • at least one programming language: loops, arrays, stacks, recursion.
  • mathematics: proof by induction, proof by contradiction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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