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  1. 2014 CMACS Workshop on Modeling Biological Systems Nancy Griffeth Professor of Computer Science Lehman College January 6, 2014

  2. Welcome!

  3. What are we doing here? Introductions • Preparation and recruiting for research internships and graduate school • Exposure to research projects • Interdisciplinary work experience • Learn a few things

  4. Today’s agenda Agenda • 10 am Welcome and Paperwork • 11 am Introduction • 12 noon Lunch • 1:30 pm Modeling • 2 pm Differential Equations • 3 pm Exercises

  5. Staff Introductions • Nancy Griffeth: professor of computer science at Lehman College • James Faeder: professor of computational and systems biology at the University of Pittsburgh • Terri Grosso-Applewhite: PhD student in computer science at the Graduate Center • Naralys Batista: Computer science major at Lehman, attended last year’s workshop

  6. Visiting Lecturers Stephen Redenti, professor of biology at Lehman • Bud Mishra, professor of computer science and many other things at NYU

  7. Subject Matter Workshop Information How to model signaling pathways, such as those that control cell proliferation

  8. Subject Matter • Mathematical modeling techniques and tools • Issues with and properties of mathematical models • Deterministic versus stochastic • Bistability

  9. Who are you? (By college) Introductions

  10. Who are you? (By major) Introductions

  11. Who are you? (By type of major)

  12. Participants Introductions Time to introduce yourselves… What’s your college? Your major? Your hobby?

  13. Teaming: your primary interest Logistics and paperwork • Biologist: understanding biological phenomena • Computational biologist: using mathematical and/or computational techniques to understand biology • Theoretical mathematician: classical math

  14. Teaming: your primary interest is… • Applied mathematician: using math to understand other phenomena • Statistician: using and/or developing statistics to understand phenomena • Chemist/biochemist/physicist: applying molecular behavior to understand phenomena

  15. Teaming: your primary interest is… • Physicist: understanding physical laws governing phenomena • Computer scientist: using and developing computational techniques and algorithms • Programmer/software developer: creating software and developing new techniques for creating software

  16. Logistics Logistics and paperwork • Crucial information: • Cafeteria • Coffee and snacks • Bathrooms • WiFi

  17. Maps Logistics and paperwork • Campus Map • Carman Hall is at the southwest end of the campus

  18. Tunnels Logistics and paperwork

  19. Paperwork Logistics and paperwork • For stipend • Everyone: Form 701 • Non-resident aliens: Form 702 • Teaming questionnaire (on-line)

  20. Questions or Discussion?

  21. Workshop Outline

  22. Today’s agenda Agenda • Morning • Welcome and Paperwork • Introduction • 12 noon Lunch • Afternoon • Mac OS X and Unix • Modeling