COM 211 INFORMATICS
An introduction to informatics programming and problem solving with the aid of computers. Applications in the areas of science, social science, and the humanities, from creating a Shakespearean insult generator, to a text-based analysis of Machiavelli's Il Principe, to deciphering the gene structure in genomic DNA. Basic probability and statistics concepts will be introduced in a variety of settings, including anomaly detection using information measures and robust modeling in the presence of outliers.
Enrollment limited to 18 students.