Andrés Aravena

Improving peoples' lives through Teaching, Scientific Research, and Engineering. Applied Math, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics


Metodology of Scientific Research

Computing in Molecular Biology

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CMB2 | Feb 19, 2020 (Deadline: Wed Feb 26, 8:30)

Homework 2

Peer-review of first exercise. Learn to recognize good and bad decompositions. Learn to give feedback. Train to be a referee.

Course Homepage | Feb 9, 2020

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.

Course Homepage | Feb 9, 2020

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.

Nov 24, 2019

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?

Nov 3, 2019

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.

CMB2 | Apr 4, 2019

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?.

CMB2 | Mar 26, 2019

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.

Aug 23, 2018

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.

Chile | May 5, 2018

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.

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