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Ira J Kalet
MEBI 591
Seattle Campus

Biomedical Health Informatics Research Colloquium

Provides forum for extensive interactive research discussions. Format is round table with short presentations and long facilitated discussion amongst students and core BHI faculty. Both students and faculty present. Topics primarily research focused (ongoing and proposed research.), but also journal articles, current topics of debate, and other. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Advanced topics in programming with Lisp, to solve problems in Biomedical and Health Informatics (biomedical computing). Discussion of the future of various programming ideas such as object-oriented programming, functional programming, macros, metaprogramming.

Student learning goals

Develop proficiency in programming in Lisp using advanced techniques and ideas.

Identify what challenging unsolved problems in biomedical computing might be solved with innovative approaches to programming.

General method of instruction

Reading, programming projects, discussion of problem solving methods

Recommended preparation

Basic programming skills, know how to use a text editor and manage files, compile source code, familiarity with Lisp or willingness to come up to speed fast.

Class assignments and grading

Reading on advanced programming topics, small to medium scale programming projects

Credit/nocredit, credit will be given for regular attendance, participation in discussions and attempts at programming projects.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Course web page for Autumn 2011
Last Update by Ira J Kalet
Date: 08/24/2011