[Purdue-pm] planning a graduate course on Perl and bioinformatics

Mark Daniel Ward mdw at purdue.edu
Mon Mar 3 14:14:30 PST 2008

Dear Purdue Perl Mongers,

Greetings!  This is Mark Daniel Ward from the Statistics Department.  During spring 2009, I plan to teach a graduate course on Pattern Matching, including some algorithms and analysis.  Since I'm in STAT, this will be a STAT 598 course, but I will definitely encourage participation from folks in other departments, for instance, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.  My course should (hopefully) have an interdisciplinary appeal.

I'm still trying to determine the texts, but the current things I'm looking at include:

O'Reilly books:

I'm also looking at some other books (from publishers besides O'Reilly!) that have similar topics.

I'm also considering an academic book:
Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences, by Dan Gusfield

I would appreciate chatting with any of you, if you have some opinions or advice about this graduate course that I'm designing.  Please feel free to drop me a note, and we could meet about this.  I would love some input here!  Thank you in advance!

I have two children (ages 1 and 4) at home, so I rarely stick around Purdue in the evenings; I'm sorry that I can't hang around on Tuesday evenings for Perl Mongers!


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