MEBI 550: Winter 2007 course information

Check here for homework assignments, course notes, and other hopefully useful stuff.

Tentative lecture topic schedule

The topics we will cover are tentatively scheduled, though we may slip or add or substitute other topics. The schedule is available in a PDF version and a PostScript version.

Course text

Computing resources

The Informatics computing lab (I-Lab) of the Biomedical and Health Informatics Graduate Program, located in T-277, Health Sciences Building, provides a Linux server and desktop systems with a Common Lisp programming environment. To obtain an account and learn about access, after registering for the course, contact Laurel Rees (, the Informatics Lab Manager.

Lecture slides and notes

This list will be expanded as the course progresses.

Reading assignments

Reading assignments should be completed by the indicated class date, in order to be prepared for class. Some of the readings are available through the UW Electronic Course Reserves (Eres) system, at the MEBI 550 page


Homework assignments are listed here. Unless otherwise noted, homework is due by the beginning of class on the due date.

Final Exam

This year, instead of a final exam, students will be expected to do projects, and present them to the class. The time and location normally used for the Final Exam will be used instead for the project presentations. It is March 14, 10:30 to 12:20 in room T360A, Health Sciences Building. NOTE: this time is NOT the same as our regular class time.