Peer-review of first exercise. Learn to recognize good and bad decompositions. Learn to give feedback. Train to be a referee.
Methodology of Scientific Research
What is the value of Science? In this course we will discuss why do we need Science, how Science improves people’s lives and how to do it better.
Computing in Molecular Biology 2
This course is an introduction to Computational Thinking. We will use the tools we learned in the previous course and apply them to model and simulate scientific experiments as a way to understand them.
Should I learn Turkish? What is best for the University?
Some people ask me why I do not learn Turkish. It is a good question. For sure, it will be good for me. I would be able to speak about football with the butcher, discuss politics with my father-in-law, and read my collection of Matematik Dünyası magazine. But, what is best for our University?
My academic ancestors
A database of all mathematicians and their advisors shows my academic ancestors since Persia in 1200. Some famous names among my ancestors.
The Biologist Toolbox: Simulating Systems on the computer
Once we have a description of a system, and a nice drawing to represent it, we can answer some interesting questions. The first question is usually what will happen? In other words, we usually want to know what is the behavior of the system?.
The Biologist Toolbox: Drawing Systems
Can we represent a complex system in a simple and easy to understand way that is still realistic enough to be useful? The graphical representation that we discuss here, based Petri nets, can be used to summarize a dynamical system and can easily translated into a simulation.
Keep your mind sharp on August
Why do rich kids learn more than poor kids? According to some research, the "achievement gap" between kids of high-income and low-income families is not that rich kids learn more, but that they forget less in the summer holiday. Following this idea, I propose a couple of challenges to keep your mind active during the holidays, and maybe win a nice book.
My Professor got an International Prize
One of my professors got an international award. He had already won the most prestigious national recognitions in Science. Now he became global. This gives me the opportunity to start a series of posts about my world-class professors and their international achievements.