793C Systems Biology 2
Course Information
Description: Mathematical Systems Biology.
Instructor: Casian Pantea. email me
Class schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:0011:15AM in Armstrong 313
Office hours: Thursdays 11:1512:15PM, and by appointment, in Armstrong Hall 305B
Info sheet containing more or less the stuff on this webpage.
Textbooks and resources
Textbooks:
[W Wilkinson, Stochastic modelling for systems biology, 2nd edition]
[R Ross, Introduction to probability models, 9th edition]
[S Sontag, Lecture Notes on Mathematical Systems Biology]
Useful free resources:
Web goodies
Evaluation
Grading scheme
 40% Homework
 30% Project
 30% Final exam
Homework
 Three homework sets will be assigned throughout the semester  please see the course schedule below for exact dates.
 Late turnins will not be accepted.
Final Exam
 Thursday May 4 2017, 57PM in Armstrong 313.
 Final is cumulative.
Tentative Course Schedule
Date  Topic  Resources  HW/Exams 

Jan 10  Intro Probability  [R] Chapter 1  
Jan 12  Intro Probability  [R] Chapter 1  
Jan 17  Random variables  [R] 2.22.4  
Jan 19  Random variables  [R 2.22.4  
Jan 24  Expectation, variance, conditional expectation  [W] 3.2, 3.7, [R] Chapter 3  
Jan 26  Poisson processes, exponential distribution  [W] Chapter 3, [R] Chapter 5  
Jan 31  Stochastic simulation  [W] 4.14.7  
Feb 2  R  [W] 4.94.10  
Feb 7  Discrete time Markov processes  [W] Chapter 5, [R] Chapter 4  
Feb 9  Discrete time Markov chains  [W] Chapter 5, [R] Chapter 4  
Feb 14  Discrete time Markov chains  [W] Chapter 5, [R] Chapter 4  
Feb 16  Continuous time Markov chains  [W] Chapter 5, [R] Chapter 4  
Feb 21  Continuous time Markov chains  [W] Chapter 5, [R] Chapter 4  
Feb 23  
Feb 28  Due: all [W] chapters 3, 4, 5 questions  
Mar 2  
Mar 14  
Mar 16  
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Mar 28  
Mar 30  
Apr 4  
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Apr 18  
Apr 20  Project presentations  
Apr 25  Project presentations  
Apr 27  Review  
May 4  Final exam 

Inclusivity statement
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