Spring 2021

BIOL 1595/Biol 2595 - Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine

This course will teach the fundamental theory and methods of artificial intelligence (AI) alongside their application to the biomedical domain. It will give a representative overview of traditional methods as well as modern developments in the areas of (deep) machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval. The course is designed to be accessible to non-computer science audiences and will require only basic prior programming experience. A brief primer on Python programming will be covered as part of the practical exercises, and tutorials in Julia will be made available. The course will be accompanied by practical assignments applying the discussed techniques in a biomedical context. Understanding of formal theoretical knowledge will be assessed in a final exam.