Which topic/s in class made an impact to you? Why?
Matrices and matrix operations. In bioinformatics (my field of interest), there’s a process called SNP calling/analysis, or Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Analysis, where different sequences of different organisms are being compared, and the single change in base (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) can cause a lot of difference in the biology of the organisms (from simple coat color to life vs death). The problem is, we deal with organism vs nucleotide position table, which can span from 1000 x 1000 to 10,000 to hundreds of thousands– very big matrices. Though I haven’t tried it yet, there can be a lot of ways I can use my newly acquired knowledge about matrices and matrix operations on SNP analysis.

If you can summarize this course in one word or sentence, what would it be?
Math can be enjoyable and fun!

What would be your parting message to the class?
This CS 130 class proved that you can enjoy while learning, and you don’t have to stress out your students with a lot of requirements weekly,and make them sacrifice their health and social life for them to learn. 🙂

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