This course will provide you with an overview of a selected set of the advanced topics in database systems. The goal is to expose you to the current active areas in databases of interest to both academia and industry by reading book chapters as well as papers from the recent literature and discussing them in class. You will also get an in-depth look into some set of technologies by conducting a course project in an area of your choosing (as long as related to databases in some form and agreed to by the instructor), and by preparing tutorials on several database topics and then presenting them to the students in the course (again selection of topics with guidance and approval by the instructor).
- Teacher: Mahmoud Al-Saheb
Bioinformatics is a new multidisciplinary field which utilizes computer science, information technology and mathematics to tackle and answer biology problems. This course has been designed for students with life sciences background who are interested in bioinformatics to allow them to know how to search, retrieve, and analyze biological data. The students will learn how to use public bio-data to design their experiments and to analyze their lab results using different bioinformatic tools. A problem-based learning approach will be implemented to ensure that students will gain enough hands on experience with various bioinformatic resources and to enhance their self learning capacities. This course will focus on fundamental domains in bioinformatics such as biological databases and sequence analysis with emphasis on exemplar problems from the different research groups of the master program.